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.
Charles K. Armstrong is Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of The North Korean Revolution, 1945 - 1950 and Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950 - 1992, and co-editor of Korea at the Center: Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia. He is also editor of Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State (Routledge: Second Edition, 2006).
Table of Contents Acknowledgments Preface Chapter 1: Korea in the World Chapter 2: South Korea: The Rise to Globalism Chapter 3: North Korea: The Logic and Limits of "Self-Reliance" Chapter 4: The Korean Diaspora Chapter 5: The Korean Crisis Chapter 6: One Korea, Many Koreas Notes Bibliography Index