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The Two Koreas

A Contemporary History (Revised and Updated Edition)

by Don Oberdorfer

  • 314 Want to read
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Published by Basic Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages496
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7593790M
ISBN 100465051626
ISBN 109780465051625

An acclaimed history of the Korean Peninsula from World War II to the present day North Korea is an impoverished, famine-ridden nation, but it is also a nuclear power whose dictator Kim Jong-un regularly threatens his neighbors and adversaries, the United States in particular, with destruction. Even though Kim and President Donald Trump's responses to him dominate the . But as a book accessible to the general reader -- it even seeks to engage the uninitiated by opening most chapters with dramatic accounts of historical incidents -- The Two Koreas .

All chapters also contain a useful overview of the two Koreas’ domestic policies and the changing international environment, which are crucial impact factors. The book sets out with a short overview of its content and a more detailed introduction to the linkages between sport, nationalism and international relations. Best Sellers Rank: #, in Books (See Top in Books) #16 in Books > History > Asia > Korea > South #48 in Books > History > Asia > Korea > North # in Books > Textbooks > Humanities > History > Asia Don Oberdorfer's The Two Koreas is generally a triumph of style over substance and I do not.

The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer. Basic Books. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be . Oberdorfer's book about the last 25 years of modern Korean history is likely to stand as the most coherent, well-documented, and insightful book on contemporary Korea now available. The author was the diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post in Northeast Asia for much of the period he writes about, and has made judicious use of government documents and .


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Don Oberdorfer's "The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History" is the perfect first book for anyone interested in the history and trauma in Korea over the last 50 years. This text was required reading in a graduate-level course on the Government and Security in by: If you want to read only one book, but get a The Two Koreas book view of the Korean Peninsula, this is the book for you.

This book goes into great depth on the modern history of the two Koreas in a more unbiased way than most western books tend to do. It shows the rational thought of presumed crazy and irrational dictators and how neither side is perfect.4/5.

Don Oberdorfer's "The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History" is the perfect first book for anyone interested in the history and trauma in Korea over the last 50 years. This text was required reading in a graduate-level course on the Government and Security in Korea/5(44).

The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. An acclaimed history of the Korean Peninsula from World War II to the present day North Korea is an impoverished, famine-ridden nation, but it is also a nuclear power whose dictator Kim Jong-un regularly threatens his neighbors and adversaries, the United States in particular, with destruction.3/5(2).

Following a review of Korean diplomatic history and competing theoretical approaches, along with a synthetic national-identity theory as an alternative approach, one chapter each is devoted to how Korea relates to the four powers in turn, and the book concludes with a consideration of inter-Korean relations and potential The Two Koreas book The struggle between the two Koreas has repeatedly claimed the headlines of the world in acts of terrorism and heroism, showdowns over nuclear weapons programs on 3/5(2).

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Grey House Publishing, Inc., ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations ; 26 cm. Contents: A tale of two Koreas --Hanguk and Choson --Why is the U.S.

wary of a declaration to end the. Foreign policy analyses written by CFR fellows and published by the trade presses, academic presses, or the Council on Foreign Relations Press. Read an excerpt of China's Rise and the Two Koreas. With China now South Korea's number one trading partner and destination for foreign investment and tourism.

Don Oberdorfer's "The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History" is the perfect first book for anyone interested in the history and trauma in Korea over the last 50 years.

This text was required reading in a graduate-level course on the Government and Security in Korea. Oberdorfer knows Korea/5(40). Despite their shared heritage, North and South Korea bear little resemblance today. Don Oberdorfer's "The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History" is the perfect first book for anyone interested in the history and trauma in Korea over the last 50 years.

This text was required reading in a graduate-level course on the Government and Security in Korea. Oberdorfer knows Korea/5(40). The Two Koreas is a masterful analysis of one of the enduring Achilles' heels of US foreign policy."- Los Angeles Review of Books "[Oberdorfer's] gripping narrative should chasten our leaders and inform our citizenry about the continuing perils and costs of America's involvement with Korea Oberdorfer is often definitive on that subject, deploying information Brand: Basic Books.

A Contemporary History – Don Oberdorfer Basic Books | | MOBI. Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea’s travails and triumphs over the past three decades.

The Two Koreas places the tensions between North and South within a historical context, with a special emphasis on the involvement of outside powers. THE TWO KOREAS is mainly a political history of the two Koreas since He begins with a broad and basic overview of Korea's history, and the absurd way in which the country came to be partitioned at the end of WWII.

The main story line begins inwith the origins of communications between the two Koreas, and continues up through Cited by: An old Asia hand offers a briefing that's more notable for the breadth than for the depth with which it addresses the issues still dividing North from South Korea.

Oberdorfer (The Turn,etc.) starts his narrative inthe first time that Pyongyang representatives had openly visited Seoul since the peninsular country was partitioned in the wake of WW II, and then reviews the. Following the second presidential inter-Korean summit in Octoberthe two Koreas signed a ‘Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity’ and many planned and funded cooperative projects were : Antoine Bondaz.

North Korea's Steep Decline: The Passage of Hwang Jang Yop: The Two Koreas in Time of Trouble: Turn Toward Engagement: Into the Heavens, Under the Earth: Toward an Aid-Based State: Perry to the Rescue: Toward the June Summit: Summit in Pyongyang: Engaging the United States: Afterword: Price: $   In Augustthe two allies “in name only” (as Robinson puts it) divided control over the Korean Peninsula.

Over the next three years (), the Soviet Army and its proxies set up a communist regime in the area north of latitude 38˚ N, or the 38th parallel.

South of that line, a military government was formed, Author: Sarah Pruitt. The two Koreas. [Jennifer Peloso;] -- This book is part of the Reference Shelf series of books produced by H.W. Wilson Company, which publishes six Reference Shelf books a year on important topics (the sixth book being a compilation of.

The Two Koreas should give pause to those who think we should fight wars to keep the instruments of war out of the wrong hands." --Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists "A most timely book to understand what could happen if North Korea implodes or attacks South Korea."4/5().

The Two Koreas places the tensions between North and South within a historical context, with a special emphasis on the involvement of outside powers. Click on the price to find out more about a book. New books: 1 - 21 of /5().The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Two Koreas Contemporary History by Oberdorfer Don - AbeBooks.Korean summit in Octoberthe two Koreas signed a ‘Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity’ and many planned and funded cooperative projects were scheduled.

4 That same year, more thanSouth Korean tourists visited Mount Kumgang and inter-Korean trade reached billion dollars, rising.