Sex and Marriage in Victorian Poetry

Sex and Marriage in Victorian Poetry

by Wendell Stacy Johnson

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Oh, author of Korea: Democracy on Trial (1968), a standard monograph, here provides a lucid and sometimes dramatic story and analysis of overcoming aristocratic power, colonial rule, and military despotism in Korea from the 19th century to the present, with a balanced consideration of the successes and costs of recent explosive economic growth. Oh credits the eventual democratic achievements to Korea's tradition of popular involvement in "righteous uprisings," the constitutional structure and expectations left by the American occupation, the creation of an educated middle class during the boom of the 1970s and 1980s, and the perseverence of many individuals. Political and economic theory is tucked into the narrative, with useful references to the literature. Korean democratization, while still provisional, is especially worth wider appreciation because of the debate over authoritarianism and economic development in Asia, from Singapore to China. Recommended for academic libraries and for public libraries with substantial international affairs collections.--Charles Hayford, Univ. of Iowa

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