The making of modern Korea

Adrian Buzo*

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    This fully updated second edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1910 to the present day. The text is unique in placing emphasis on Korea's regional and geographical context, through which Buzo analyzes the influence of bigger and more powerful states on the peninsula of Korea. Key features of the book include: Comprehensive coverage of Korean history. Up-to-date analysis of important contemporary developments, including North Korea's controversial missile and nuclear tests. Comparative focus on North and South Korea. An examination of Korea within its regional context. A detailed chronology and suggestions for further reading. The Making of Modern Korea is a valuable one-volume resource for students of modern Korean history, international politics and Asian Studies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK; New York
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
    Number of pages213
    ISBN (Electronic)9780203964613
    ISBN (Print)0203964616, 9780415414821, 9780415414838
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2007

    Publication series

    NameAsia's Transformations


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