Origins of North Korea's Juche

Colonialism, War, and Development

Author: Jae-Jung Suh

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book argues that North Korea has outlived forecasts of its collapse because of Juche—a unique political institution built on the simple notion of self-determination, whose meanings and limits have been shaped by Koreans’ experiences with colonialism, war, and development amidst surrounding superpowers that have complicated their aspirations.

Reagan Faces Korea

Alliance Politics and Quiet Diplomacy

Author: Chae-Jin Lee

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 737

This is a unique and definitive study to reassess the complex dynamics of US-Korea diplomatic relations during the Reagan presidency. It examines the goals, methods, and legacy of Reagan’s policy toward Korea with emphasis on the realities of alliance politics and the tactics of quiet diplomacy. It questions a widely held view that Reagan showed simplistic, inattentive, and rigid approaches toward foreign affairs, arguing that his actual policy, as demonstrated in the Korea case, was more sophisticated, nuanced, and pragmatic than commonly assumed. Based on a vast amount of confidential diplomatic documents, especially in Korean, and interviews the author has conducted with US and Korean leaders, Lee sheds new light on Reagan's role in promoting democratization in South Korea as well as his engagement with North Korea.

Standardized Regulations

Government Civilians, Foreign Areas

Author: United States. Department of State



Category: Government travel


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Top 10 Seoul

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd


Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 424

Your Guide to the 10 Best of Everything in Seoul Discover the best of everything South Korea's capital city has to offer with the essential DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Seoul. Top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit in Seoul, from Dongdaemun market to the grand royal palace of Gyeongbokgung. Seven easy-to-follow itineraries explore the city's most interesting areas - from the arty district of Insadong to Bukhansan National Park - while reviews of the best hotels, shops and restaurants in Seoul will help you plan your perfect trip.

Art Under Control in North Korea

Author: Jane Portal

Publisher: Reaktion Books


Category: Art

Page: 192

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Nuclear bombs and geopolitical controversy are often the first things associated with North Korea and its volatile leader Kim Jong-II. Yet behind the secretive curtain of this isolated nation also lies a little-known and slowly expanding world of art. Art Under Control in North Korea is the first Western publication to explore the state-controlled role of art in North Korea. This timely volume places North Korean art in its historical, political, and social contexts, with a discussion on the state system of cultivating and promoting artists and an examination of the range of art produced, from painting and calligraphy to architecture and applied art. Portal offers an incisive analysis that compares the dictatorial control exerted over artists by North Korean leaders to that of past regimes. She also examines the ways in which archaeology has been employed for political ends to legitimize the present regime. Art Under Control in North Korea is an intriguing and vibrant volume that explores the creation of art under totalitarian rule and the ways art can subvert a dictatorial regime.

Insight Guides South Korea (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited


Category: Travel

Page: 312

View: 659

Let us guide you on every step of your travels. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, Insight Guide South Korea, is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of South Korea, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Gyeongju, Dadohae Haesang Maritime National Park, Hahoe Folk Village, N Seoul Tower and Changdeokgung Palace, and hidden cultural gems like Haein-sa Temple. This book is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring Beomeo-sa, Yongsan and the National Museum of Korea, to discovering Jagalchi Fish Market and Bukhansan. - In-depth on history and culture: explore the region's vibrant history and culture, and understand its modern-day life, people and politics - Excellent Editor's Choice: uncover the best of South Korea, which highlights the most special places to visit around the region - Invaluable and practical maps: get around with ease thanks to detailed maps that pinpoint the key attractions featured in every chapter - Informative tips: plan your travels easily with an A to Z of useful advice on everything from climate to tipping - Inspirational colour photography: discover the best destinations, sights, and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience - Covers: Seoul, Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungcheong, Gyeongsang, Gyeongsangbuk, Gyeongsangnam, Jeolla and Jeju-do About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

North Korea and Northeast Asia

Author: Samuel S. Kim

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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A country of stark contradictions and puzzles, North Korea exhibits uncanny resilience in the face of external shocks and internal woes, raising important questions of theoretical and real-world significance. What has made it possible for North Korea to defy the classical realist axiom, 'The strong do what they have the power to do and the weak accept what they have to accept'? What is the nature of the North Korean threat in post-Cold War Northeast Asia? What kind of bargaining leverage does Pyongyang exercise in system-maintaining survival strategies? What are North Korea's prospects for sustaining such survival strategies in the uncertain years ahead? This volume offers a major reappraisal of the changing relationship between North Korea and its neighboring powers in the post-Cold War era in both theoretical and practical terms. The contributors examine the complex interplay of global, regional, and national forces that have influenced and shaped the changing patterns of conflict and cooperation in North Korea's relationships with China, Russia, and Japan and with the United States. Within the context of Northeast Asian geopolitics, the book tracks, explains, and assesses North Korea's survival strategies in both the security and economic domains, as well as the prospects of these strategies in the coming years.

Watch Out for Falling Lizards

Author: RSH

Publisher: AIE International LLC


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction


View: 594

"Watch Out for Falling Lizards" is a non-fiction novel regarding the life and adventures of Keith Huntington. This book is intended for mature readers.

The Transformation of South Korea

Reform and Reconstitution in the Sixth Republic Under Roh Tae Woo, 1987-1992

Author: Robert E. Bedeski

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: History

Page: 197

View: 969

The failure of foreign banks to penetrate Japanese financial markets is often blamed on stringent Japanese protectionist policies. Brown takes a broader view, arguing that the ineptitude of foreign banks has also played its part.