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Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea

by Jang Jin-Sung

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

As...


The Koreans

by Michael Breen

The rise of South Korea is one of the most unexpected and inspirational developments of the latter part of our century. A few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation...


Divided Dynamism: The Diplomacy of Separated Nations: Germany, Korea, China

by John J. Metzler

Divided Dynamism presents a comprehensive review of the political and unification policies of separated nations. Metzler provides an invaluable record of the dynamics of modern politics in the post-Cold War...


DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

by Suk-Young Kim

The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists,...


Korean P'ansori Singing Tradition: Development, Authenticity, and Performance History

by Yeonok Jang

In Korean P’ansori Singing Tradition: Development, Authenticity, and Performance History, Yeonok Jang studies the periodical developments and changes in the performance context, vocal developments, singing...


Exodus to North Korea: Shadows from Japan's Cold War

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Through travels that range from Geneva to Pyongyang, this remarkable book takes readers on an odyssey through one of the most extraordinary forgotten tragedies of the Cold War: the "return" of over 90,000 people,...


A History of Korea: From "Land of the Morning Calm" to States in Conflict

by Jinwung Kim

Contemporary North and South Korea are nations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian state with a failing economy; the other a peaceful democracy with a strong economy. Yet their people share a...


The Culture of Fengshui in Korea: An Exploration of East Asian Geomancy

by Hong-Key Yoon

Hong-Key Yoon's book explores the nature of geomantic principles (fengshui) and the culture of practicing them in Korean cultural contexts. He clearly analyzes the nature and historical background of geomancy,...


Korea: The Impossible Country

by Daniel Tudor

[Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined...


To the Diamond Mountains: A Hundred-Year Journey through China and Korea

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Following in the footsteps of a writer, artist, and feminist who traveled the route a century ago, To the Diamond Mountains takes readers on a unique journey through China and North and South Korea. By probing...


Communication, Digital Media, and Popular Culture in Korea

by Nojin Kwak, Dal Yong Jin, Yeuseung Kim & Ji-Hyun Ahn et al.

In recent decades, Korean communication and media have substantially grown to become some of the most significant segments of Korean society. Since the early 1990s, Korea has experienced several distinctive...


Our Korea Connection

by Jo Bell & Kevin Bell

“I really don’t want to go to Korea! It’s a freezing cold, colourless place where people only wear khaki and fight wars!”

For two, fourth generation Australians in the early 1970’s, the only vision...


Claims to Territory Between Japan and Korea in International Law

by Pilkyu Kim

The period following World War II has witnessed numerous international territorial disputes, particularly in Asia and Africa. Even as we enter the twenty-first century, a large number of these territorial disputes...


China’S Military Intervention in Korea:

by Dr. David Tsui & Ezra F. Vogel

This study examines how and why Chinas military intervention in the Korean War came into existence within the time span from May 1949 to July 1951. China was involved in the war preparations much earlier and...


Our Time

by Ltc John E. Gross

The 9th Infantry Division was formed in a new and unique way in 1966. Traditionally, soldiers attended basic training on one Army post, Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at another, then reported to their units...


Exit Emperor Kim Jong-Il

by K. J. Sohn & John H. Cha

In Exit Emperor Kim Jong-il, authors John H. Cha and K. J. Sohn present a compelling portrait of two men caught up in a struggle for the survival of North Korean society. Th e product of an eight-year study...


The New History of Korean Civilization

by Chai-Shin Yu

Throughout its 4,000-year history, Korea has created a vibrant and unique culture. Unfortunately, many believe it developed solely due to Chinas influence, thus leaving no room for an independent history and...


Voices Almost Lost

by Vickie Spring

When Vickie Spring promised her dad who had served in both WWII and the Korean War, that she would one day write his story and the others with whom he served, she never imagined the challenges that lay ahead...


Fire for Effect!

by Anthony J. Sobieski

FIRE FOR EFFECT! is more than just a book about the Korean War. It is the untold history of the Korean War Artillery Forward Observer, told by the men themselves. From the earliest days of the war in 1950 through...


Patriots, Traitors and Empires

by Stephen Gowans

Patriots, Traitors and Empires is an account of modern Korean history, written from the point of view of those who fought to free Korea from the domination of foreign empires. It traces the history of Korea’s...