North Korea at a Crossroads

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McFarland, Jun 28, 2010 - Social Science - 232 pages
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Some fifty years after war, the Korean peninsula remains divided at the 38th parallel. The end of the Cold War in 1989 brought changes to many communist states, but North Korea remains embroiled in international crises. Looking forward, North Korea seemingly faces four choices: collapse, further war, peaceful reunification with the south, or status quo. This historical and political analysis covers the period from the division of the peninsula in 1948 to the future of North Korea beyond 2003. Topics include the Korean War, Kim Il Sung, famine, the economic collapse of the 1990s, Kim Jong Il, South Korea’s sunshine policy, nuclear ambitions, “rogue state” status, George W. Bush’s “axis of evil” remark made during his 2002 State of the Union address, and the current state of diplomatic relations. The final chapter considers the case for reconciliation. Appendix A is a chronology of the Korean Peninsula from 2333 BCE to 2003 CE. Appendix B is a directory of Korean Studies institutes and think tanks. Tables and statistics are integrated throughout the text. Reader aids accompany each chapter, including lists of further reading, key terms and questions.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Long Rugged Road
13
Africa the Slave Tradeandthe diaspora21
21
this peculiar institution
63
Africans in EighteenthCentury northAmerica
83
In Search of Freedom
102
Though We Are Not Slaves
118
Full of Faith Full of Hope
141
the postwar agenda
369
After the Movement
389
The Quest for Black Equity
404
Black Internationalism
418
Afterword
435
Notes on Contributors
445
Preface 1
463
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow 7
469

From Booker T to Malcolm X
198
RightsPower and Equality
221
africanamerican identity and culture
251
Black Voices270
270
Black religioustraditions285
285
family class and gender
303
From Black Bourgeoisie to AfricanAmerican
319
Black Feminism in the United States
347
North Korea at a Crossroads
497
Roads to Korean Unification 61
523
The North Korean
537
The Case
Chronologies 179
Think Tanks for Korean Studies 193
Index 217
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Suk Hi Kim, a professor of international finance, is the coordinator of finance and international business at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the founding editor of Multinational Business Review. He lives in Plymouth, Michigan. Send editorial correspondence to Suk Kim, College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit MI 48221, tel (313) 993-1264, fax (313) 993-1673, ink@udmercy.edu. (Other correspondence to McFarland.)

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