South Korea-related refereed articles in Korea Yearbook 2008 focus on the domestic political scene, relations with Japan, policy towards the North, higher education reform, and new Korean cinema. Additional articles deal with the recovery of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War, economic reform in North Korea, and inter-Korean economic cooperation.For Korea Yearbook 2009 the editors have announced a graduate student prize of US 750,-. Please see the readership section for more details.
About the Author
Rüdiger Frank, Ph.D. (2001) in Economics, University of Duisburg, is Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna. He has published on North and South Korean political economy. His current research is on North Korea's development and its East Asian context.James E. Hoare, Ph.D. (1971) in Far Eastern History, University of London, was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1969 to 2003. He is a writer and broadcaster on East Asia as well as a Research Associate at both the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.Patrick Köllner, Ph.D. (1998), Humboldt University of Berlin and Habilitation (2005), University of Trier in Political Science is currently Acting Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. From 1996 to 2006 he edited the German-language edition of the Korea Yearbook.Susan Pares, was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1965 to 1987. She is a writer and editor on East Asian affairs.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChronology of Events in the Korean Peninsula 2007Survey articles:Patrick Köllner: “South Korea: Domestic Politics and Economy 2007-2008”Rüdiger Frank: “North Korea: Domestic Politics and Economy 2007-2008”James E. Hoare: “Relations between the two Koreas 2007-2008”James E. Hoare: “Foreign Relations of the two Koreas 2007-2008”Refereed articles:Young-mi Kim: “Fission, Fusion, Reform and Failure in South Korean Politics: Roh Moohyun’sAdministration”John Swenson-Wright: “Assassination, Abduction and Normalization: Historical Mythologiesand Misrepresentation in Post-war South Korea-Japan Relations”Alon Levkowitz: “The Disparity Between South Korea’s Engagement and Security Policiestowards North Korea: The Realist-Liberal Pendulum”Peter Mayer: “Higher Education Reform in South Korea: Success Tempered by Challenges”Mark Morris: “The New Korean Cinema Looks Back to Kwangju: The Old Garden and May18”C. Kenneth Quinones: “The US-DPRK 1994 Agreed Framework and the US Army’s Returnto North Korea”Patrick McEachern: “Benchmarks of Economic Reform in North Korea”Kyung Tae Lee and Hyung-Gon Jeong: “Trends and Prospects of Inter-Korean EconomicCooperation”