This book concentrates on the process of economic growth, for which Korea today is renowned. It examines some of the salient forces that helped to produce Korea's remarkable change and explores the evolution of the class structure in Korea and the changes it is now experiencing.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction: Geography as Destiny -- Land and People -- Origins and Early History of the Korean People -- The Flowering and Decline of Traditional Korea -- The Japanese Colonial Period -- The Republics of Korea -- Korean Society and Culture -- The Nature of Politics and Administration in Korea -- The Role of the Military in Korean Society -- The Economic Development of Korea: 1953–1986 -- Korea and Its External Relations -- The Future of Korea -- Epilogue: Development Lessons from the Korean Experience -- Dramatis Personae
David I. Steinberg