Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea by Andrew C. NahmHistorical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea by Andrew C. Nahm

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea

byAndrew C. Nahm, James E. Hoare

Hardcover | June 24, 2004

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The Republic of Korea, or simply South Korea, is as everyone must know by now one of the East Asian "tigers." It is, if anything, the most dynamic of the newly industrialized countries and has managed to modernize farming while literally creating from nothing major industries including automobile shipbuilding and electronics. Its companies are known far and wide. But far less is known about its culture and society and even its politics, aside from the fact that after several dictatorships it now has a very vigorous democracy.How all of this came about is explained in this second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea, now in its second edition. This book goes far back in history, indeed, to the prehistoric period in the chronology, which traces its many metamorphoses until it finally did become the Republic of Korea. A lengthy introduction provides a closer look at this history, describing and also explaining it. More information is provided in hundreds of dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events and institutions, and yes, the military, but also its political parties. Relations with North Korea and allies like the United States and also the United Nations, round this out. So this book is certainly a good place to get started and further reading can be found in the bibliography.
ANDREW C. NAHM, who wrote the first edition, was one of the leading authorities on Korea, founding and directing the Center for Korean Studies at Western Michigan University. He has written or edited numerous works including Introduction to Korean History and Culture, Korean History, and Korea: Tradition and Transformation - A History ...
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Title:Historical Dictionary of the Republic of KoreaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.7 × 5.64 × 1.21 inPublished:June 24, 2004Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810849496

ISBN - 13:9780810849495

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 The Korean Writing System and Romanization 4 Abbreviations and Acronyms 5 Chronology 6 Maps of Korea 7 Introduction 8 The Dictionary 9 Bibliography 10 Appendix A: Government Structure of the Republic of Korea 11 Appendix B: Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Prime Ministers 12 Appendix C: Presidential Elections 13 Appendix D: National Assembly Elections 14 Appendix E: Text of the December 1991 Agreement on Reconciliation, Nonaggression and Exchanges and Cooperation between the South and the North 15 Appendix F: North-South Joint Declaration of 15 June 2000 16 About the Authors

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He has produced a valuable book that probably goes as far as any author could do in answering the questions that the general reader may ask about one of the world's least understood countries.