The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation
Just a few decades ago, the South Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation they moved from the fields to Silicon Valley. They accomplished this through three totally unexpected miracles: economic development, democratization, and the arrival of their culture to global attention.
Who are the Koreans? What are they like? The New Koreans examines how they have been perceived by outsiders, the features that color their “national character,” and how their emergence from backwardness, poverty, and brutality happened. It also looks at why they remain unhappy—with the lowest birth rates and highest suicide rates in the developed world.
In The New Koreans, Michael Breen provides compelling insight into the history and character of this fascinating nation of South Korea, and casts an eye to future developments, as well as across the DMZ into North Korea.
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The New Koreans: The Story of a NationUser Review - Publishers Weekly
Journalist Breen (Kim Jong-il: North Korea’s Dear Leader) illuminates the nature of the South Korean economic miracle that took this nation from postwar ruin to prosperity, Gangnam style, in less than ... Read full review
The First Democratic Presidents
Dissidents in Charge
Two Steps Back
The Miracle of Affirmation
For Wider Acceptance
A Wealthier Future
Being Second Class
Brothers No More
The Smell of Money
The Chaebol Problem
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