A broad history of Korea, with a particular focus on key twentieth-century events. Particular attention is given to the dispute over North Korea's controversial nuclear development programme. This issue is profiled in the context of the post-Soviet world, and against such crucial modern events as the Japanese colonization of the Korean peninsula, the US partition, the resulting Korean War, and the subsequent development of North and South. The detailed information both supports a succinct history and encourages an interpretation that transcends Western propaganda.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1995|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
Geoff Simons is a freelance author who has written a wide range of successful books in various subject areas.
Table of ContentsList of Figures List of Tables Foreword by Tony Benn, MP Preface Acknowledgements Introduction PART 1: NEW WORLD INSTABILITY The Mounting Tensions PART 2: THE HISTORICAL FRAME Beginnings The Unified State The Japanese Colony PART 3: THE FRUITS OF PARTITION The Divided Nation The Korean War The Aftermath Appendices Notes Bibliography Index