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The Development of Modern South Korea

State Formation, Capitalist Development and National Identity, 1st Edition

By Kyong Ju Kim


242 pages

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The Development of Modern South Korea provides a comprehensive analysis of South Korean modernization by examining the dimensions of state formation, capitalist development and nationalism. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach this book highlights the most characteristic features of South Korean modernity in relation to its historical conditions, institution traditions and cultural values paying particular attention to Korean's pre-modern civilization.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Korean Civilization and Cultural Tradition 1. The Configuration of Korean Civilization 2. The Search for the Meaning in Korean Culture Part 2: State Formation 3. State Formation in Postcolonial Korea 4. Civil Society, Reflexive Subject and Transformative Culture Part 3: Capitalist Development 5. The Historical Sociology of Korea's Modernization 6. Korea's Rise and Integration into the World System 7. The Korean Economic Crisis: the end of a miracle or a turning point? Part 4: Nationalism and Reunification 8. National identity, Nationalism, Nation-Building in Korea 9. Reunification as a radical Project of State Formation Conclusion Bibliography

About the Author

Kyong Ju Kim has been a research fellow at La Trobe University, National University of Singapore and Seoul National University, and a teaching fellow and visiting lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General