The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, Revised & Updated / Edition 2

The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, Revised & Updated / Edition 2

by Don Oberdorfer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465051626

ISBN-13: 9780465051625

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Basic Books


Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's travails and triumphs over the past three decades. The Two Koreas places the tensions between North and South within a historical context, with a special emphasis on the involvement of outside powers.

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Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's travails and triumphs over the past three decades. The Two Koreas places the tensions between North and South within a historical context, with a special emphasis on the involvement of outside powers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465051625
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Editionxi
A Note on Korean Namesxvii
1.Where the Wild Birds Sing1
The Emergence of Two Koreas3
War and Its Aftermath8
The Origins of Negotiation11
Kim Il Sung16
Conversations with the South23
2.The End of the Beginning27
Park Chung Hee31
Washington Blinks at Park's Coup37
The Impact of Yushin41
3.The Trouble Deepens47
The Struggle with Japan51
The Underground War56
Challenge from the North59
Echoes of Saigon64
The South Korean Nuclear Weapons Program68
Murder in the Demilitarized Zone74
4.The Carter Chill84
Carter's Withdrawal: Origins and Implementation85
The View from Pyongyang94
End of the Carter Withdrawal101
5.Assassination and Aftermath109
The Coming of Chun Doo Hwan116
The Kwangju Uprising124
The Fight to Save Kim Dae Jung133
6.Terror and Talk139
The Negotiating Track144
Floods and Face-to-Face Talks147
Kim Il Sung and the Soviet Connection153
7.The Battle for Democracy in Seoul161
Chun's Succession Struggle162
The Election of 1987172
8.The Great Olympic Coming-Out Party179
The Coming of the Olympics180
The Bombing of Kal Flight 858183
The Rise of Nordpolitik186
Washington Launches a Modest Initiative192
9.Moscow Switches Sides197
The Roots of Change200
Gorbachev Meets Roh204
The Shevardnadze Mission213
"How Long Will the Red Flag Fly?"218
Soviet-South Korean Economic Negotiations225
10.China Shifts Its Ground229
A Visit to North Korea232
China Changes Course239
11.Joining the Nuclear Issue249
The Origins of the Nuclear Program251
Nuclear Diplomacy: The American Weapons255
The December Accords260
Meeting in New York265
The Coming of the Inspectors267
From Accommodation to Crisis271
12.Withdrawal and Engagement281
The Light-Water Reactor Plan287
Kim Young Sam Blows the Whistle291
The Season of Crisis Begins297
13.Showdown over Nuclear Weapons305
The Defueling Crisis306
The Military Track311
The Deepening Conflict316
Carter in Pyongyang326
14.Death and Accord337
The Succession of Kim Jong Il345
The Framework Negotiations351
The Kim Jong Il Regime359
The Struggle over the Reactors365
15.North Korea in Crisis369
Political Earthquake in Seoul376
Summit Diplomacy and the Four-Party Proposal382
The Submarine Incursion387
North Korea's Steep Decline393
The Passage of Hwang Jang Yop399
The Two Koreas in Time of Trouble406
16.Turn Toward Engagement409
Into the Heavens, Under the Earth410
Toward an Aid-Based State414
Perry to the Rescue418
Toward the June Summit423
Summit in Pyongyang428
Engaging the United States435
Afterword443
Principal Korean Figures in the Text447
Acknowledgments451
Notes and Sources461
Index503

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