This book takes a fresh look at the Korean War by considering the conflict from a Northeast Asian regional perspective. It highlights the connections of the war to earlier conflicts in the region and examines the human impact of the war on neighboring countries, focusing particularly on the ways in which the Korean War shaped regional cross-border movements of people, goods, and ideas (including hopes and fears). It also considers the lasting consequences of these movements for the region's society and politics.
Tessa Morris-Suzuki is professor in the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University.
List of Figures, Map, and Tables Acknowledgements Introduction: The Korean War, the Region, and the World Tessa Morris-Suzuki Chapter 1: A Fire on the Other Shore? Japan and the Korean War Order Tessa Morris-Suzuki Chapter 2: The Korean War and Manchuria: Economic, Social, and Human Effects Mo Tian Chapter 3: From One Divided Country to Another: The Korean War in Mongolia Li Narangoa Chapter 4: Victory with Minimum Effort: How Nationalist China 'Won' the Korean War Catherine Churchman Chapter 5: The Other Legacy of the Korean War: Okinawa and the Fear of World War III Pedro Iacobelli Chapter 6: A War across Borders: The Strange Journey of Prisoner No. 600,001 Tessa Morris-Suzuki Chapter 7: The Life and Death of Line-Crossers: The Secret Chinese Agents of UNPIK Catherine Churchman Chapter 8: The United States, Japan, and the Undercover War in Korea Tessa Morris-Suzuki Epilogue: Northeast Asia and the Never-Ending War Tessa Morris-Suzuki Bibliography Index