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Korea 2007-2012

Frank, Rüdiger et al. (2012), Korea 2012: Politics, Economy and Society, Leiden: Brill

Korea 2012: Politics, Economy and Society contains concise overview articles covering domestic developments and the economy in both South and North Korea as well as inter-Korean relations and foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2011. Additional papers deal with topics such as South Korea’s foreign trade drive, the death of Kim Jong Il, South Korea as a middle power, the portrayal of North Koreans in ROK cinema, graphic novel representations of food issues in post-famine North Korea, and North Korean views of foreigners. A detailed chronology complements the articles. Korea 2012: Politics, Economy and Society can be ordered at publisher's website.

Frank, Rüdiger et al. (2011), Korea 2011: Politics, Economy and Society, Leiden: Brill

Korea 2011: Politics, Economy and Society, edited by Rudiger Frank, James E. Hoare, Patrick Köllner and Susan Pares, contains concise overview articles covering domestic developments and the economy in both South and North Korea as well as inter-Korean relations and foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2010. A detailed chronology complements these articles. South Korea-related refereed articles in the 2011 volume deal with concerted efforts at ‘nation branding’, political relations with India, overseas resource acquisition, labour migration policies and problems, the US Armed Forces and entertainment districts in and near Seoul, return migration, and the impact of Korean popular culture on East Asian identity in Europe. Additional refereed articles provide analyses of North Korea’s cultural discourse on Russia and Russians, economic relations between China and North Korea, and international attempts at dealing with North Korea’s nuclear weapons programmes. 

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Frank, Rüdiger et al. (2010), Korea 2010: Politics, Economy and Society, Leiden: Brill

Korea 2010: Politics, Economy and Society contains concise overview articles covering domestic developments and the economy in both South and North Korea as well as inter-Korean relations and foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2009. A detailed chronology complements these articles. South Korea-related refereed articles in the 2010 edition of the yearbook deal with the restoration of the Ch'ōnggyech'ōn River in Seoul, the role of think tanks in the discourse on East Asia, the economic policy response to the global financial crisis, the 'green growth' policy of the Lee Myung-bak government, economic relations with India, and the 'Manchurian western' genre in South Korean cinema. Additional refereed articles provide a meta-analysis of North Korean migration to China and South Korea and illuminate representations of the Korean War in North and South Korean children's literature. Purchase @amazon or @brill.

Frank, Rüdiger et al. (2009), Korea Yearbook 2009: Politics, Economy and Society, Leiden: Brill

The 2009 edition of the Korea Yearbook contains concise overview articles covering domestic developments and the economy in both South and North Korea as well as inter-Korean relations and foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2008. A detailed chronology complements these articles. South Korea-related refereed articles in the 2009 edition deal with the internal politics of the Democratic Labour Party, the origins of the nuclear industry, industrial relations in the metals sector, Cheju island as a medical tourism hub, President Lee Myung-bak as seen through political cartoons, the comfort women movement's regionalisation process and perceptions of North Korean women. Additional refereed articles analyse the reliability of North Korean survey data, the migration experience of North Korean refugees, and sports related cooperation between the two Koreas. Purchase @amazon.

 

Frank, Rüdiger et al. (2008), Korea Yearbook 2008: Politics, Economy and Society, Leiden: Brill

South Korea-related refereed articles in Korea Yearbook 2008 focus on the domestic political scene, relations with Japan, policy towards the North, higher education reform, and new Korean cinema. Additional articles deal with the recovery of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War, economic reform in North Korea, and inter-Korean economic cooperation. Purchase @amazon.

 

 

Frank, Rüdiger et al. (2007), Korea Yearbook 2007: Politics, Economy and Society, Leiden: Brill

South Korea-oriented articles in the 2007 yearbook deal with online grassroots journalism and participatory democracy, the Lone Star scandal, changing perceptions of inward direct investment, the impact of China’s economic ascendance, modern cityscape and mass housing production, new ancestral shrines, and the political economy of patriotism. Additional articles highlight lessons of negotiations with North Korea, the plight of North Koreans in China, and Korea-China border issues. The yearbook is essential reading for anyone interested in modern Korea. Purchase @amazon.


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