The Two Koreas and the Great Powers

The Two Koreas and the Great Powers

by Samuel S. Kim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521660637

ISBN-13: 9780521660631

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores Korea's place in a rapidly changing world in terms of multiple levels and domains of interaction pertaining to foreign policy behaviors and relations with the four regional/global powers (China, Russia, Japan, and the United States). The synergy of global transformations has now brought to an end Korea's proverbial identity and role as the helpless…  See more details below

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This book explores Korea's place in a rapidly changing world in terms of multiple levels and domains of interaction pertaining to foreign policy behaviors and relations with the four regional/global powers (China, Russia, Japan, and the United States). The synergy of global transformations has now brought to an end Korea's proverbial identity and role as the helpless shrimp among whales, and both North Korea and South Korea have taken on new roles in the process of redefining and projecting their national identities. Synthetic national identity theory offers a useful perspective on change and continuity in Korea's turbulent relationships with the great powers over the years. Following a review of Korean diplomatic history and competing international relations theoretical approaches, along with a synthetic national identity theory as an alternative approach, one chapter is devoted to how both Koreas relate to each of the four powers in turn, and the book concludes with a consideration of inter-Korean relations and potential reunification.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521660631
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : Korea and the great powers in a changing world1
2China and the two Koreas42
3Russia and the two Koreas102
4Japan and the two Koreas157
5The United States and the two Koreas225
6The future of the two Koreas296

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