The Two Koreas and the Great Powers / Edition 1

The Two Koreas and the Great Powers / Edition 1

by Samuel S. Kim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521668999

ISBN-13: 9780521668996

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores Korea's place 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…  See more details below

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This book explores Korea's place 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 theoretical approaches, along with a synthetic national-identity theory as an alternative approach, one chapter each is devoted to how Korea relates to 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:
9780521668996
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the two Koreas and the great powers in a changing world; 2. China and the two Koreas; 3. Russia and the two Koreas; 4. Japan and the two Koreas; 5. The United States and the two Koreas; 6. The future of the two Koreas.

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