The Koreas, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598841610
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841619
  • DDC: 951.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 449 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Since the turn of the 21st century, relations between North and South Korea, and between the Koreas and the rest of the world, have changed dramatically. Now, more than ever, it is important for students, businesspeople, and other potential visitors to understand the highly developed, democratic South; the economically imperiled but militarily formidable North; and the relationship between the two.

Asia in Focus: The Koreas presents an authoritative and unprecedented look at the contrasts and similarities between the history, geography, politics, economy, culture, and society of North Korea and South Korea. It offers a wealth of new insights into North Korean life, as well as extensive explorations of Korean music, arts, language, cuisine, and popular culture, including the "Korean wave," which began with the export of Korean television dramas to other parts of Asia and has spread South Korean culture around the world. Also included are sections on women's history and roles, class and ethnicity, and a wide range of contemporary issues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editor and the Contributors.
1: Geography.
2: History.
3: Government and Politics.
4: Economy.
5: Society.
6: Culture.
7: Contemporary Issues.
Facts and Figures.
Annotated Bibliography of Recommended Works on Korea.
Thematic Index.