Journal of Korean Studies, volume 12


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Rowman & Littlefield, Vol. 12

Fall 2007

Journal V12No1

Between 1979 and 1992, the Journal of Korean Studies became a leading academic forum for the publication of innovative in-depth research on Korea. Now under the editorial guidance of Gi-Wook Shin and John Duncan, this journal continues to be dedicated to quality articles, in all disciplines, on a broad range of topics concerning Korea, both historical and contemporary.

This edition's contents are as follows:

Special section: North Korea:

Guest Editor: Jae-Jung Suh

  1. Making Sense of North Korea: Institutionalizing Juche at the Nexus of Self and Other - Jae-Jung Suh
  2. The Making of the North Korean State - Gwang-Oon Kim
  3. The Suryong System as the Institution of Collectivist Development - Young Chul Chung
  4. The Rise and Demise of Industrial Agriculture in North Korea - Chong-Ae Yu


Famine Relief, Social Order, and State Performance in Late Chosn Korea - Anders Karlsson

Book Reviews

  1. A History of the Early Korean Kingdom of Paekche, Together with an Annotated Translation of The Paekche Annals of the Samguk Sagi, by Jonathan Best. Reviewed by Gari Ledyard
  2. Perspectives on the Imjin War.  Reviews by Kenneth M. Swope:
    1. The Book of Corrections: Reflections on the National Crisis During the Japanese Invasion of Korea, 1592–1598, translated by Byonghyon Choi
    2. The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China, by Samuel Hawley
    3. Samurai Invasion: Japan’s Korean War, 1592–1598, by Stephen Turnbull.
  3. Painters as Envoys: Korean Inspiration in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Nanga, by Burglind Jungmann. Reviewed by Insoo Cho.
  4. Living Dangerously in Korea: The Western Experience 1900–1950, by Donald N. Clark. Reviewed by Kyung Moon Hwang
  5. Christianity in Korea, edited by Robert E. Buswell, Jr. and Timothy S. Lee. Reviewed by Chai-sik Chung
  6. Militarized Modernity and Gendered Citizenship in South Korea, by Seungsook Moon. Reviewed by William A. Hayes
  7. Ethnic Nationalism in Korea: Genealogy, Politics, and Legacy, by Gi-Wook Shin. Reviewed by William A. Hayes
  8. North Korea: Between Survival and Glory.  Reviews by Sung-han Kim:
    1. North Korea: The Politics of Regime Survival, edited by Young Whan Kihl and Hong Nack Kim
    2. North Korea: 2005 and Beyond, edited by Philip W. Yun and Gi-Wook Shin
    3. Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies, edited by Victor D. Cha and David Kang
    4. A Troubled Peace: U.S. Policy and the Two Koreas, by Chae-Jin Lee
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