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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

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

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

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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

Forthcoming

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

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

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

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 ...

Megacity Seoul Urbanization and the Development of Modern South Korea

Megacity Seoul: Urbanization and the Development of Modern South Korea

1st Edition

Yu-Min Joo
January 14, 2019

In Asia, there are a growing number of gigantic megacities, accompanied by a series of speculative and extravagant megaprojects. Amid the fast-paced urban and development challenges, many Asian governments have been searching for replicable and inspirational cases in Asia. South Korea and...

North Korea's Foreign Policy The DPRK's Part on the International Scene and Its Audiences

North Korea's Foreign Policy: The DPRK's Part on the International Scene and Its Audiences

1st Edition

Lenka Caisova
August 21, 2018

This book analyses North Korean foreign policy since 1994, aiming to better understand the part the DPRK plays in international politics. Pyongyang is the country’s capital and largest city. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers;...

Strategic, Policy and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea Beyond the Miracle

Strategic, Policy and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea: Beyond the Miracle

1st Edition

Joon Nak Choi, Yong Suk Lee, Gi-Wook Shin
May 29, 2018

Export-oriented industrialization has transformed the Korean economy so profoundly that it has become known as the "Miracle on the Han." Yet, this industrial model has become fragile, as Korea’s chaebols are being challenged by Chinese competitors. Attempts to seek out new engines of economic ...

The Personalist Ethic and the Rise of Urban Korea

The Personalist Ethic and the Rise of Urban Korea

1st Edition

Yunshik Chang
December 14, 2017

This book reviews South Korea’s experiences of kŭndaehwa (modernization), or catching up with the West, with a focus on three major historical projects, namely, expansion of new (Western) education, industrialization and democratization. The kŭndaehwa efforts that began in the last quarter of the ...

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