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Being in North Korea

August 2020

**See our dedicated book page for more information about the book, including praise, reviews, and author commentary.**In 2010, while working on a PhD in South Korea, Andray Abrahamian visited the...

1919 in Korea: National Resistance and Contending Legacies

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea, the first nationwide political protest in Korea under...

Divergent Memories: Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War

July 2016

No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past.

Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective

June 2016

Student mobility in Asia has reached unprecedented levels.

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

February 2016

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first attempt to explore how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema.

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

July 2015

Americans think of South Korea as one of the most pro-American of countries, but in fact many Koreans hold harsh and conspiratorial views of the United States.

Global Talent: Skilled Labor as Social Capital in Korea

March 2015

Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges...

Unexpected Alliances: Independent Filmmakers, the State, and the Film Industry in Postauthoritarian South Korea

November 2014

Since 1999, South Korean films have dominated roughly 40 to 60 percent of the Korean domestic box-office, matching or even surpassing Hollywood films in popularity.

Restitution for Reconciliation: The US, Japan, and the Unpaid Assets of Asian Forced Mobilization Victims

July 2011

More than six decades after the end of World War II, the Japanese government has yet to return an estimated ¥278 million worth of unpaid financial assets owed to Asian victims of forced...

South Korean Social Movements: From Democracy to Civil Society

May 2011

This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period.

Values and History in U.S.-South Korean Relations

October 2010

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One Alliance, Two Lenses: U.S.-Korea Relations in a New Era

January 2010

One Alliance, Two Lenses examines U.S.-Korea relations in a short but dramatic period (1992-2003) that witnessed the end of the Cold War, South Korea's full democratization, inter-Korean engagement...

North Korea and Identity Politics in South Korea

October 2008

At his inauguration, South Korean President Lee Myung Bak proclaimed that his country “must move from the age of ideology into the age of pragmatism.” At a time when South Korean voters were...

Ethnic Nationalism in Korea: Genealogy, Politics, and Legacy

March 2006

This book explains the roots, politics, and legacy of Korean ethnic nationalism, which is based on the sense of a shared bloodline and ancestry.

Asianism and Korea's Politics of Identity

December 2005

This article examines Korea's politics of identity in the form of Asianism in the modern period, especially since Korea's incorporation into the modern world system in the late nineteenth century....

Contentious Kwangju: The May 18 Uprising in Korea's Past and Present

December 2003

Paradox of Korean Globalization, The

January 2003

This chapter first offers a theoretical framework to explain coexistence of nationalism and globalization by considering two interrelated processes: 1) nationalist appropriation of globalization...

Politics of Ethnic Nationalism in Korea, The

October 1999

This study seeks to understand the conflict and tension arising from a territorially divided nation with a strong legacy of ethnic homogeneity, using the Korean case for consideration.