South Korea has long been overshadowed by Japan and China, but this small country is one of the great national success stories of the postwar period.
From a failed tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just fifty years into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that serves a model for other countries.
How is it able to achieve this, with no natural resources and a tradition of authoritarian rule?
Who are the Koreans - and did they accomplish this second Asian miracle?
Having accomplished it, what will they do now?Here's the latest review of Korea: The Impossible Country in Oxford University magazine
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 16-Page Colour Insert
- Publisher: Periplus Editions
- Publication Date: 12/11/2012
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9780804842525
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