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A Korean Nationalist Entrepreneur
A Korean Nationalist Entrepreneur (April 1998)
A Life History of Kim Songsu, 1891–1955
Choong Soon Kim - Author

During the period of Japanese domination, Kim Songsu emerged as one of Korea's leading cultural nationalists. This life history details his contribution to the self-strengthening programs moderate nationalists advocated as the foundation for Korea's independence.

"Choong Soon Kim's well-written book weaves a history of Korean capitalism and a history of an important and controversial man into a single narrative; in so d...(Read More)
 
 
Chong Yagyong
Chong Yagyong (May 1997)
Korea's Challenge to Orthodox Neo-Confucianism
Mark Setton - Author

Describes the historical background and philosophy of the reform-minded, eighteenth-century Korean thinker, Chong Yagyong.

During the last decade, Chong Yagyong, also known as Tasan, the eighteenth-century Korean thinker who dared attack the hallowed orthodoxy of his dynasty, has become a household name in Korea. In this study, the first ever in English, Mark Setton presents a highly readable analysis of the world view b...(Read More)
 
 
Christ and Caesar in Modern Korea
Christ and Caesar in Modern Korea (March 1997)
A History of Christianity and Politics
Wi Jo Kang - Author

A well-documented work on the history of modern Korea focusing on the history of Christianity in relation to politics.

"This book is a clear and concise survey of the events and issues regarding the relationship of church and state in modern Korea. The author takes a historical approach in describing the events relating to the Korean Christian social movements which often have created friction and antagonism with the sta...(Read More)
 
 
Big Business, Strong State
Big Business, Strong State (February 1997)
Collusion and Conflict in South Korean Development, 1960-1990
Eun Mee Kim - Author

Focuses on the paradox of development in the newly industrializing country of South Korea.

This book debunks the rosy success story about South Korean economic development by analyzing how the state and businesses formed an alliance, while excluding labor, in order to attain economic development, and how these three entities were transformed in the process. The author analyzes the paradox of South Korean development from...(Read More)
 
 
The Korean Economy
The Korean Economy (January 1996)
Perspectives for the 21st Century
Hyung-Koo Lee - Author

Lee, former South Korean government Minister of Labor for the South Korean government, discusses the country's economic development from 1945-1994 and the public policies that shaped it, arguing that if South Korea is to become a major economic power, the government should withdraw from the economic front line.

"The Korean Economy is a comprehensive diagnosis of the unique path of South Korea's economic developme...(Read More)
 
 
The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi T'oegye and Yi Yulgok
The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi T'oegye and Yi Yulgok (July 1995)
A Reappraisal of the 'Four-Seven Thesis' and its Practical Implications for Self-Cultivation
Edward Y. J. Chung - Author

This is a study of the most significant debate in Korean Neo-Confucianism between the two most eminent Neo-Confucian thinkers, summarizing their philosophies and providing refreshing insights into Confucian language and culture.
This comparative study of Yi T'oegye (1501-1570) and Yi Yulgok (1536-1584), Korea's two most eminent Neo-Confucian thinkers, is a seminal work on the Four-Seven Debate, the most significant and controversial intel...(Read More)
 
 
The Four-Seven Debate
The Four-Seven Debate (March 1994)
An Annotated Translation of the Most Famous Controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian Thought
Michael C. Kalton - Author
Oaksook C. Kim - With
Sung Bae Park - With
Young-chan Ro - With
Tu Wei-ming - With
Samuel Yamashita - With

This book is an annotated translation, with introduction and commentary, of the correspondence between Yi Hwang (T'oegye, 1500-1570) and Ki Taesung (Kobong, 1527-1572) and between Yi I (Yulgok, 1536-1584) and Song Hon (Ugye, 1535-1598), known as the Four-Seven Debate, the most famous philosophical controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian thought. The most complex issues and difficult tensions in the great Neo-Confucian synthesis are at the juncture betwe...(Read More)
 
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