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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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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
May 31, 2023

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 ...

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

By Lim Il, Adam Zulawnik
May 31, 2023

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 Candlelight Movement, Democracy, and Communication in Korea

The Candlelight Movement, Democracy, and Communication in Korea

1st Edition

Edited By JongHwa Lee, Chuyun Oh, Yong-Chan Kim
May 31, 2023

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,...

The Korean War and Postmemory Generation Contemporary Korean Arts and Films

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

1st Edition

By Dong-Yeon Koh
January 09, 2023

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

Social Policy Dynamics in South Korea

Social Policy Dynamics in South Korea

1st Edition

By Soon-Yang Kim
December 30, 2022

Kim offers unique insight into the deeper political dynamics of Korean social policy by analysing the relationship between the broader context of East Asian commonality and the unique circumstances of Korea. Since the 1980s, South Korea has advanced social policy at a rapid pace with the progress ...

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea: Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok

1st Edition

Edited By Woosung Bae
November 30, 2022

Pan’gye surok (or "Pan’gye’s Random Jottings") was written by the Korean scholar and social critic Yu Hyŏngwŏn(1622-1673), who proposed to reform the Joseon dynasty and realise an ideal Confucian society. It was recognised as a leading work of political science by Yu’s contemporaries and continues ...

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok (Volume I)

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea: Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok (Volume I)

1st Edition

Edited By Woosung Bae
November 30, 2022

Pan’gye surok (or "Pan’gye’s Random Jottings") was written by the Korean scholar and social critic Yu Hyŏngwŏn(1622-1673), who proposed to reform the Joseon dynasty and realise an ideal Confucian society. It was recognised as a leading work of political science by Yu’s contemporaries and continues ...

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok (Volume II)

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea: Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok (Volume II)

1st Edition

Edited By Woosung Bae
November 30, 2022

Pan’gyesurok (or "Pan’gye’s Random Jottings") was written by the Korean scholar and social critic Yu Hyŏngwŏn(1622-1673), who proposed to reform the Joseon dynasty and realise an ideal Confucian society. It was recognised as a leading work of political science by Yu’s contemporaries and continues ...

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok (Volume III)

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea: Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok (Volume III)

1st Edition

Edited By Woosung Bae
November 30, 2022

Pan’gye surok (or "Pan’gye’s Random Jottings") was written by the Korean scholar and social critic Yu Hyŏngwŏn(1622-1673), who proposed to reform the Joseon dynasty and realise an ideal Confucian society. It was recognised as a leading work of political science by Yu’s contemporaries and continues ...

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok (Volume IV)

Confucian Reform in Chosŏn Korea: Yu Hyŏngwŏn's Pan’gye surok (Volume IV)

1st Edition

Edited By Woosung Bae
November 30, 2022

Pan’gye surok (or "Pan’gye’s Random Jottings") was written by the Korean scholar and social critic Yu Hyŏngwŏn(1622-1673), who proposed to reform the Joseon dynasty and realise an ideal Confucian society. It was recognised as a leading work of political science by Yu’s contemporaries and continues ...

Korean Film and Festivals Global Transcultural Flows

Korean Film and Festivals: Global Transcultural Flows

1st Edition

Edited By Hyunseon Lee
October 31, 2022

This book examines the various film festivals where Korean cinema plays a significant role, both inside and outside of Korea, focusing on their history, structure and function, and analysis of successful festival films. Using Korean film festivals and Korean cinema at international film festivals ...

Healing Historical Trauma in South Korean Film and Literature

Healing Historical Trauma in South Korean Film and Literature

1st Edition

By Chungmoo Choi
August 01, 2022

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 ...

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