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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

In Korea, a Quiet US Weapons Buildup. Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor (7/1/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Human Rights Watch: South Korea.

Korea Watch.

Korean American Sharing Movement .

Yonhap News Agency.

In the Library: Articles

Buruma, Ian. "The madman strategy: are we prepared for another Korean War?" New Yorker (10/20/97):82-4.

__________. "Asia world," NY Review of Books (6/12/03):54-57. Reflections on theme parks & authoritarianism in contemporary East Asia.

Coday, Dennis. "US angers Koreans as reunification stalls," National Catholic Reporter (2/28/03).

Cooper, Marc. "Stone walled" New Statesman & Society (6/8/90):18-21. Pro-democracy movement in South Korea.

Cumings, Bruce. "Abortive abertura: South Korea in the light of Latin American experience," New Left Review 173 (1989):5-32.

__________. "Spring thaw for Korea's cold war?" Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 43,3 (4/92):14-24.

__________. "Time to end the Korean War," Atlantic (2/97):71-79.

Faiola, Anthony. "South Korea warming up to the North," San Jose Mercury News (9/9/03):18A. North Korean cheerleading squad a big hit in South!

Foster-Carter, Aidan. "Korea & dependency theory," Monthly Review 37,5 (10/85):27-34.

Hart-Landsberg, Martin. "South Korea: the fraudulent miracle," Monthly Review 39,7 (12/87):27-40.

__________. "South Korea: looking at the left," Monthly Review 41,3 (7-9/89):56-70.

__________. "Learning from South Korea," Monthly Review 40 (9/90):54-60. The "miracle" was not the result of free-market economics.

Hong, S.Y. "Thawing Korea's cold war: the path to peace on the Korean peninsula," Foreign Affairs 783 (5-6/99):8-12.

Kim, Kevin Y. “A new deal for Asia: under Roh, South Korea’s democracy deepens,” In These Times (5/26/03):21-22.

Kim, S.G. "The Shinto shrine issue in Korean Christianity under Japanese colonialism: nationalistic ideology during WW II (1931-1945)," Journal of Church & State 39,3 (sum 97):503-21.

Lie, John. "The discriminated fingers: the Korean minority in Japan," Monthly Review 38,3 (1/87):17-23.

__________. "Democratization & its discontents: origins of the present crisis in South Korea," Monthly Review 42,9 (2/91):38-52.

Sarantakes, N.E. "The quiet war: combat operations along the Korean Demilitarized Zone, 1966-69," Journal of Military History 64,2 (3/00):439-57.

Schirmer, Daniel B. "Korea & the Philippines: a century of US intervention," Monthly Review 43,1 (5/91):19-32.

Shorrock, Tim. "Debacle in Kwangju," Nation (12/9/96):19-22. Did Washington appear to give green light for 1980 massacre?

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Amsden, Alice H. Asia's Next Giant: South Korea & Late Industrialization (NY: Oxford, 1989).

Armstrong, Charles K. Korean Society. Civil Society, Democracy & the State (NY: Routledge, 2002).

Boettcher, Robert with Gordon L. Freedman. Gifts of Deceit: Sun Myung Moon, Tongsun Park, & the Korean Scandal (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1980).

Buzo, Adrian. The Making of Modern Korea. A History (NY: Routledge, 2002).

Choi, Jang Jip. Labor & the Authoritarian Sate: Labor Unions in South Korean Manufacturing Industries (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1990).

Chung, Jae-Yong & Richard J. Kirkby. The Political Economy of Development & Environment in Korea (NY: Routledge, 2001).

Clark, Donald N. (ed.) The Kwangju Uprising: Shadows Over the Regime in South Korea (Boulder: Westview, 1988).

Conroy, Hilary. The Japanese Seizure of Korea, 1868-1910 (Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania, 1960).

Cumings, Bruce. The Origins of the Korean War (2 vols.; Princeton: Princeton, 1983 & 1990). Thoroughly researched, myth-shattering history.

__________ (ed.) Child of Conflict: The Korean-American Relationship, 1943-1953 (Seattle: U. of Washington, 1983).

__________. The Two Koreas: The Road to Reunification? [1984] (NY: Foreign Policy Association, 1991).

__________. Divided Korea: United Future? (Ithaca NY: Foreign Policy Association, 1995).

__________. Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History (NY: Norton, 1997). Excellent starting-place for understanding history & society in the 20th C.

__________. Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century (Durham NC, 1999).

Deuchler, Martina. The Confucian Transformation of Korea: A Study of Society & Ideology (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1992).

Duus, Peter. The Abacus & the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1995).

Eckert, Carter J. Offspring of Empire: The Koch'ang Kims & the Origins of Korean Capitalism (Seattle: U. of Washington, 1991).

__________; Ki-Baik Lee, Young Ick Lew, Michael Robinson & Edward W. Wagner. Korea Old & New: A History (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1990).

Gragert, Edwin H. Landownership under Colonial Rule: Korea's Japanese Experience, 1900-1935 (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1994).

Hamm, Taik-Young. Arming the Two Koreas: State, Capital & Military Power (NY: Routledge, 1999).

Hart-Landsberg, Martin. The Rush to Development: Economic Change & Political Struggle in South Korea (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).

__________. Korea: Division, Reunification, & U.S. Foreign Policy (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).

Harrison, Selig S. Korea Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification & US Disengagement (Princeton: Princeton, 2002).

Henderson, Gregory. Korea: The Politics of the Vortex (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1968).

Hicks, George. The Comfort Women: Japan's Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War (NY: W.W. Norton, 1995).

Hwang, Eui-Gak. The Korean Economies (Oxford: Clarendon, 1993).

Kim, Choong Soon. The Culture of Korean Industry: An Ethnography of Poongsan Corporation (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 1992).

Kim Dae Jung. Mass-Participatory Economy: A Democratic Alternative for Korea (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 1985).

__________. Prison Writings (Berkeley: U. California, 1987).

__________. A New Beginning: Essays (ed. George Oakley Totten; Los Angeles: Center for Multiethnic & Transnational Studies 1996).

__________. Peace on the Korean Peninsula & East Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2001).

Kim, Elaine H. & Chungmoo Choi. Dangerous Women: Gender & Korean Nationalism (NY:Routledge, 1998).

Kim, Han-Kyo (ed.) Studies on Korea: A Scholar''s Guide (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1980).

Kim, Se-jin. The Politics of Military Revolution in Korea (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1971).

Lee, Yur-Bok & Wayne Patterson (eds.) Korean-American Relations, 1866-1997 (Albany: SUNT, 1999).

Lone, Stewart & Gavan McCormack. Korea since 1850 (NY: St. Martin's, 1993).

McCormack, Gavan & John Gittings (eds.) Crisis in Korea (Nottingham: Spokesman, 1977).

__________ & Mark Selden (eds.) Korea, North & South: The Deepening Crisis (NY: Monthly Review, 1978).

McCune, Shannon. Korea's Heritage: A Regional & Social Geography (Rutland VT: Tuttle, 1956).

Ogle, George E. South Korea: Dissent within the Economic Miracle (Atlantic Highlands NJ: Zed, 1990).

Osgood, Cornelius. The Koreans & their Culture (NY: Ronald, 1951).

Park, Chi-Young. Political Opposition in Korea, 1945-1960 (Seoul: Seoul National U., 1980).

Robinson, Michael. Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea, 1920-1925 (Seattle: U. of Washington, 1988).

Scott-Stokes, Henry & Lee Jai Eui (eds.) The Kwangju Uprising: Eyewitness Press Accounts of Korea's Tiananmen (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000).

Shapiro, Michael. The Shadow in the Sun: A Korean Year of Love & Sorrow (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1990).

Shin, Gi-wook. The Politics of Popular Protest: The Roots & Legacy of Peasant Activism in 20th-C. Korea (Seattle: U. of Washington, 1996).

Stueck, William. The Korean War: An International History (Princeton: Princeton U., 2003).

Sturdevant, Saundra P. & Brenda Stoltzfus. Let the Good Times Roll: Prostitution & the US Military in Asia (NY, 1992).

Wells, Kenneth M. (ed.) South Korea's Minjung Movement: The Culture & Politics of Dissidence (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1995).

Zaichikov, V.T. Geography of Korea (NY: Institute of Pacific Relations, 1952).

In the Library: Fiction

Chae Man-Sik. Peace Under Heaven (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993). Black comic novel, with jabs at Japanese colonialists & Korean profiteers.

Choi, Jin-young (ed. & trans.) Unspoken Voices: Selected Short Stories (Dumont NJ: Homa & Sekey, 2002).

Chung Chong-hwa. Meetings & Farewells: Modern Korean Short Stories (NY: St. Martin's, 1980).

Fulton, Bruce & Ju-chan Fulton (ed. & trans.) Wayfarer: New Fiction by Korean Women (Seattle: Women in Translation, 1997).

Hwang, Sun-won. Sunlight, Moonlight (Seoul: Si-sa-yong-o-sa, 1990).

Kang Sok-kyong, Kim Chi-won & O Chong-hui. Words of Farewell: Stories by Korean Women Writers (trans. Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton; Seattle: Seal, 1989).

Keller, Nora Okja. Fox Girl (NY: Peguin, 2002).

Kim Chong-un & Bruce Fulton (ed. & trans.) A Ready-Made Life: Early Masters of Modern Korean Fiction (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1998).

Korean National Commission for UNESCO. Home-Coming & Other Korean Short Stories (Arch Cape OR: Pace International Research, 1983).

__________. Hospital Room 205 & Other Korean Short Stories (Arch Cape OR: Pace International Research, 1983).

__________. Loess Valley & Other Korean Short Stories (Arch Cape OR: Pace International Research, 1983).

__________. The Unenlightened & Other Korean Short Stories (Arch Cape OR: Pace International Research, 1983).

__________. Reunion So Far Away: A Collection of Contemporary Korean Fiction (Seoul, 1994).

Pihl, Marshall R.; Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton (ed. & trans.) Land Of Exile: Contemporary Korean Fiction (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993).

Rutt, Richard & Kim Chong-un (ed. & trans.) Virtuous Women: Three Classic Korean Novels (Seoul: Kwang Myong, 1974).

Sallee, Hyun-jae Yee. The Snowy Road & Other Stories: An Anthology of Korean Fiction (Fredonia NY: White Pine, 1993).

Suh Ji-moon & Daisy Lee Yang (ed. & trans.) The Golden Phoenix: Seven Contemporary Korean Short Stories (Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner, 1998).

Tennant, Agnita (ed. & trans.) The Star & Other Korean Short Stories (London: Kegan Paul International, 1996).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Adada" [1987], dir. Im Kwon-taek, 120m. Mute peasant woman endures & survives two bad marriages.

"Aimless Bullet (Obaltan)" [1960], dir. Yu Hyun-mok, 110m. Poverty & social inequality in Seoul just after the Korean War.

"Bad Movie (Nappeun Yonghwa)" [1997], dir. ?, ?m.

"Daughters of Pharmacist Kim" [1964], dir. Yu Hyun-mok, 107m. Tribulations of an elderly man with four daughters representing the new Korea.

"Gilsodom" [1985], dir. Im Kwon-taek, 100m. Challenges presented by 1983 campaign to reunite families divided by partition & Korean War.

"The Isle" [2001], dir. Kim Ki-duk, 89m. From First Run Features.

"Martyr" [1965], dir. Yu Hyun-mok, 105m. Religion & politics during occupation of Pyongyang during Korean War.

"My Mother & the Lodger" [1961], dir. Shin Sang-ok, 103m. Lives of proper young village widow & daughter shaken up by city artist in search of rural retreat.

"Painted Fire" [2002], dir. Im Kwon-taek, 117m. Story of 19th-c. painter Jang Seung-up.

"Rainy Days" [1979], dir. Yu Hyun-mok, 114m. Village family's life torn by political conflict during Korean War.

"Son of Man" [1980], dir. Yu Hyun-mok, 110m. Murder mystery with religious theme set in Taegu.

"Take Care of My Cat" [2001], dir. Jeong Jae-eun, 112m. From Kino International. Five young women coming of age in working-class port town of Incheon.

"The Ticket" [1986], dir. Im Kwon-taek, 100m. Unflinching portrait of prostitution in a seaside coffeeshop.

"The Women Outside" [1996], dir. J.T. Orinne Takagi & Hye Jung Park, 52m. From Third World Newsreel. Sex workers' lives in camp towns serving 80 bases housing 37,000 US soldiers since end of Korean War.

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