Korea Yearbook (2009): Politics, Economy and Society

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Rüdiger Frank, Jim Hoare, Patrick Kölner, Susan Pares
BRILL, 2009 - History - 12 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Domestic Developments and the Economy 17 Patrick Köllner
17
Domestic Developments and Economy 35 Rüdiger Frank
36
Relations Between the Two Koreas in 2008
57
Foreign Relations of the Two Koreas in 2008
69
The South Korean Lefts Northern Question
87
From the nuclear test to the split
93
Conclusion
110
From Atoms for Peace South Korea
117
Cheju Island as a Medical Tourism Hub in Northeast Asia
177
The Korean Comfort Women Movement
227
The Social Construction of North Korean Womens Identity
257
How Reliable are North
277
Playing the Game? Sport and the Two Koreas
329
About the Authors and Editors
349
Map of the Korean Peninsula
355
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About the author (2009)

R diger Frank, Ph.D. (2001) in Economics, University of Duisburg, is Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna. He has published on North and South Korean political economy. His current research is on North Korea's development and its East Asian context. James E. Hoare, Ph.D. (1971) in Far Eastern History, University of London, was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1969 to 2003. He is a writer and broadcaster on East Asia as well as a Research Associate at both the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Patrick K llner, Ph.D. (1998), Humboldt University of Berlin and Habilitation (2005), University of Trier in Political Science is currently Acting Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. From 1996 to 2006 he edited the German-language edition of the Korea Yearbook. Susan Pares, was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1965 to 1987. She is a writer and editor on East Asian affairs.

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