Synopses & Reviews
Armstrong (history, Columbia U.) traces the development of SouthKorea from a U.S. dependent to a global economic force, reviews North Korea's history of self-reliant socialism, and examines theinteraction of the two Korean regimes with each other since the Korean War. The second edition adds sections on the 2010 military confrontation and South Korea's 2012 presidential election.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Presenting a succinct, historically informed introduction to North and South Korea, the second edition of "The Koreas" considers the radically different ways these countries have dealt with the growing challenges of globalization. Since the first edition s publication, the economic, political, and social differences have only intensified, making evident the relevancy and importance of Armstrong s work, in understanding the Koreas now and in the future. Ultimately, "The Koreas" is a crisp, engaging primer of Korea and the Korean people in the contemporary world. This book is ideal for many courses in a variety of disciplines, including politics, history, international business, and Asian studies."