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Routledge Advances in Korean Studies


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Korea is currently experiencing its most significant transformations since the end of the Korean war. This series is a showcase for the latest research on North and South Korea. The series is interdisciplinary in its focus.

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The Candlelight Movement, Democracy, and Communication in Korea

The Candlelight Movement, Democracy, and Communication in Korea

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By JongHwa Lee, Chuyun Oh, Yong-Chan Kim
September 28, 2021

This book examines key features, problems and implications of the 2016-2017 Candlelight Movement, a historical cornerstone for democracy and social movements in South Korea. The Candlelight Movement brought profound social changes with important lessons and questions for scholars, practitioners, ...

Interviews with North Korean Defectors From Kim Shin-jo to Thae Yong-ho

Interviews with North Korean Defectors: From Kim Shin-jo to Thae Yong-ho

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lim Il
July 20, 2021

Originally compiled and written by North Korean defector and author Lim Il, this English-language edition, thoroughly annotated by Dr. Adam Zulawnik, is a fascinating collection of 34 interviews with highly prominent North Korean defectors residing in South Korea, ranging from religious ...

The Korean War and Postmemory Generation Contemporary Korean Arts and Films

The Korean War and Postmemory Generation: Contemporary Korean Arts and Films

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dong-Yeon Koh
July 20, 2021

This pioneering volume navigates cultural memory of the Korean War through the lens of contemporary arts and film in South Korea. Cultural memory of the Korean War has been a subject of persistent controversy in the forging of South Korean postwar national and ideological identity. Applying the ...

Defense Planning and Readiness of North Korea Armed to Rule

Defense Planning and Readiness of North Korea: Armed to Rule

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi
April 27, 2021

How has North Korea developed and managed its military readiness to achieve its strategic ends? Hinata-Yamaguchi analyzes North Korea’s defense planning by looking at how political, economic, and societal factors affect the Korean People’s Army’s (KPA) readiness and strategies. He answers four key...

Exporting Urban Korea? Reconsidering the Korean Urban Development Experience

Exporting Urban Korea?: Reconsidering the Korean Urban Development Experience

1st Edition

Edited By Se Hoon Park, Hyun Bang Shin, Hyun Soo Kang
December 24, 2020

A detailed examination of the “Korean development model” from its urban dimension, evaluating its sociopolitical contexts and implications for international development cooperation. There is an increasing tendency to use the development experience of Asian countries as a reference point for other ...

Healing Historical Trauma in South Korean Film and Literature

Healing Historical Trauma in South Korean Film and Literature

1st Edition

By Chungmoo Choi
December 21, 2020

Through South Korean filmic and literary texts, this book explores affect and ethics in the healing of historical trauma, as alternatives to the measures of transitional justice in want of national unity. Historians and legal practitioners who deal with transitional justice agree that the ...

Public Management in Korea Performance Evaluation and Public Institutions

Public Management in Korea: Performance Evaluation and Public Institutions

1st Edition

Edited By Soonae Park
December 18, 2020

Many books on performance management or evaluation are about the public sector in general or specifically about some programs or organizations. Only a few of them target the public institutions. This book addresses what types of challenges that performance evaluations of public institutions ...

The Road to Multiculturalism in South Korea Ideas, Discourse, and Institutional Change in a Homogenous Nation-State

The Road to Multiculturalism in South Korea: Ideas, Discourse, and Institutional Change in a Homogenous Nation-State

1st Edition

By Timothy C. Lim
December 14, 2020

This book aims to capture the complicated development of Korea from monoethnic to multicultural society, challenging the narrative of “ethnonational continuity” in Korea through a discursive institutional approach. At a time when immigration is changing the face of South Korea and an increasingly ...

Development Prospects for North Korea

Development Prospects for North Korea

1st Edition

Edited By Tae Yong Jung, Sung Jin Kang
October 30, 2020

The contributors to this book explore the current situation of North Korea in various aspects and provide policy suggestions for North Korea to become part of the international community and achieve sustainable development. Focusing on three key areas of economic development, namely, international ...

The State, Class and Developmentalism in South Korea Development as Fetish

The State, Class and Developmentalism in South Korea: Development as Fetish

1st Edition

By Hae-Yung Song
October 18, 2019

This book problematises the statist underpinnings of the concept of the ‘developmental state,’ in terms of both state–society and national–global relations, challenging the notion that the state is the agent of national development qua being autonomous from the domestic and global economies. ...

Digital Development in Korea Lessons for a Sustainable World

Digital Development in Korea: Lessons for a Sustainable World

2nd Edition

By Myung Oh, James F. Larson
July 16, 2019

Digital Development in Korea explores the central role of digital information and communication technology in South Korea. Analyzing the role of ICT in green growth and sustainability, this new edition also demonstrates how concerns over public safety and the Olympic Games are shaping next ...

Korean Adoptees and Transnational Adoption Embodiment and Emotion

Korean Adoptees and Transnational Adoption: Embodiment and Emotion

1st Edition

By Jessica Walton
March 21, 2019

This book investigates the experiences of South Koreans adopted into Western families and the complexity of what it means to "feel identity" beyond what is written in official adoption files. Korean Adoptees and Transnational Adoption is based on ethnographic fieldwork in South Korea and ...

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