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Korea Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society: 2008

South Korea-related refereed articles in Korea Yearbook 2008 focus on the domestic political scene, relations with Japan, policy towards the North, higher education reform, and new Korean cinema. Additional articles deal with the recovery of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War, economic reform in North Korea, and inter-Korean economic cooperation.
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Preface Chronology of Events in the Korean Peninsula 2007 Survey articles: Patrick Kollner: "South Korea: Domestic Politics and Economy 2007-2008" Rudiger Frank: "North Korea: Domestic Politics and Economy 2007-2008" James E. Hoare: "Relations between the two Koreas 2007-2008" James E. Hoare: "Foreign Relations of the two Koreas 2007-2008" Refereed articles: Young-mi Kim: "Fission, Fusion, Reform and Failure in South Korean Politics: Roh Moohyun's Administration" John Swenson-Wright: "Assassination, Abduction and Normalization: Historical Mythologies and Misrepresentation in Post-war South Korea-Japan Relations" Alon Levkowitz: "The Disparity Between South Korea's Engagement and Security Policies towards North Korea: The Realist-Liberal Pendulum" Peter Mayer: "Higher Education Reform in South Korea: Success Tempered by Challenges" Mark Morris: "The New Korean Cinema Looks Back to Kwangju: The Old Garden and May 18" C. Kenneth Quinones: "The US-DPRK 1994 Agreed Framework and the US Army's Return to North Korea" Patrick McEachern: "Benchmarks of Economic Reform in North Korea" Kyung Tae Lee and Hyung-Gon Jeong: "Trends and Prospects of Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation"

About the Author

Rudiger Frank, Ph.D. (2001) in Economics, University of Duisburg, is Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna. He has published on North and South Korean political economy. His current research is on North Korea's development and its East Asian context. James E. Hoare, Ph.D. (1971) in Far Eastern History, University of London, was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1969 to 2003. He is a writer and broadcaster on East Asia as well as a Research Associate at both the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Patrick Kollner, Ph.D. (1998), Humboldt University of Berlin and Habilitation (2005), University of Trier in Political Science is currently Acting Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. From 1996 to 2006 he edited the German-language edition of the Korea Yearbook. Susan Pares, was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1965 to 1987. She is a writer and editor on East Asian affairs.


"A chronology of events, split into sections on South Korea, North Korea, and inter-Korean relations, opens the volume. This is followed by a core set of chapters: two offer detailed explorations of politics and economy in, first, South Korea, then North Korea; next comes an account of inter-Korean relations, then an account of foreign relations. In these, this reader's enthusiasm is at times tested, but the reliability of the accounts is not in question, and the Yearbook's real value, and the reason it will stay on library shelves for many years to come, is precisely these opening 72 pages, since, put together over a number of years, they build into a detailed historical account." Keith Howard, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 72, 3 (October 2009) "Possibly 'the scoop' in this particular collection is the paper by C Kenneth Quinones entitled 'The US-DPRK 1994 Agreed Framework and the US Army's Return to North Korea'. How many general Koreanists knew that US military personnel have worked alongside DPRK soldiers in recovering the remains of nearly 500 US soldiers killed in the Korean war?'" Philip Gowman, Book Reviews, Books on Business & Economy, Books on DPRK, Books on Film, Books on Politics, History Books, Other Books (14 March, 2009)

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