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KOREA'S PLACE IN THE SUN: A Modern History

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An elegantly informative account of Korea's convulsive transformation from a cohesive, if authoritarian, agrarian society into a nation uneasily divided between the North's seemingly backward Marxist police state and the South's modern industrial showcase whose governance still owes much to dynastic, neo- Confucian principles. While Cumings (War and Television, 1992, etc.) focuses on the East ... Read full review

Review: Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Korea has endured a "fractured, shattered 20th century," and this updated edition brings Bruce Cumings's leading history of the modern era into the present. The small country, overshadowed in the imperial era, crammed against great powers during the Cold War, and divided and decimated by the Korean War, has recently seen the first real hints of reunification. But positive movements forward are ... Read full review

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