Historical Dictionary Of The Republic Of Korea by James E. HoareHistorical Dictionary Of The Republic Of Korea by James E. Hoare

Historical Dictionary Of The Republic Of Korea

byJames E. Hoare

Hardcover | June 9, 2015

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The Korean Peninsula lies at the strategic heart of East Asia, between China, Russia, and Japan, and has been influenced in different ways and at different times by all three of them. Across the Pacific lies the United State, which has also had a major influence on the peninsula since the first encounters in the mid-nineteenth century. Faced by such powerful neighbors, the Koreans have had to struggle hard to maintain their political and cultural identity. The result has been to create a fiercely independent people. If they have from time to time been divided, the pressures towards unification have always proved strong.This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Republic of Korea.
James E. Hoare retired from the British Foreign Service as a Research Counselor in 2003. He is now a writer, broadcaster, and occasional teacher.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of The Republic Of KoreaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:692 pages, 9.29 × 6.37 × 1.86 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810871637

ISBN - 13:9780810871632

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword Jon WoronoffPrefaceReader's NoteAcronyms and Abbreviations ChronologyMaps IntroductionTHE DICTIONARYBibliography Appendix A: Government Structure of the Republic of Korea Appendix B: Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Prime Ministers Appendix C: Presidential Elections Appendix D: National Assembly Elections Appendix E: Text of the December 1991 Agreement on Reconciliation, Nonaggression and Exchanges and Cooperation between the South and the North Appendix F: North-South Joint Declaration of 15 June 2000About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea is an essential purchase for an academic library specialising in Asian studies and libraries supporting undergraduates and postgraduate courses in Asian history and international relations. It aims to appeal to the specialist academic and the student looking to develop their knowledge, but there is a lot here for the general reader wishing to learn about South Korea. The introduction, in particular, is a fascinating account of the history of the country for a general reader. It would also be a useful reference companion for a secondary or sixth form student. This is an impressively comprehensive and informative historical dictionary that is eminently readable.