Best Korea Books

A Listmania! list by Andrew (MERRICK, NY, United States)
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Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History
1.  Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History by Bruce Cumings
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  "Most insightful look at Korea you will find in print."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Our Twisted Hero
2.  Our Twisted Hero by Mun-yŏl Yi
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  "A chilling allegory of Korea's authoriatarian past."
$29.99   Used & New from: $12.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Troubled Tiger: Businessmen, Bureaucrats and Generals in South Korea (East Gate Book)
3.  Troubled Tiger: Businessmen, Bureaucrats and Generals in South Korea (East Gate Book) by Mark Clifford
The list author says:
  "Solid history of Korea's bumpy ride to economic power."
$31.30   Used & New from: $0.29
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History
4.  The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer
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  "Meticulously reported, though limited in scope."
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Massive Entanglement, Marginal Influence: Carter and Korea in Crisis
5.  Massive Entanglement, Marginal Influence: Carter and Korea in Crisis by William H. Gleysteen
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  "Best example of how not to set U.S. foreign policy toward Korea."
$35.03   Used & New from: $2.20
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Lost in Seoul and Other Discoveries on the Korean Peninsula
6.  Lost in Seoul and Other Discoveries on the Korean Peninsula by Michael Gregory Stephens
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  "Most compelling travelogue of modern Korea."
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True Stories of the Korean Comfort Women: The Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military... (Cassell Global Issues Series)
7.  True Stories of the Korean Comfort Women: The Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military... (Cassell Global Issues Series) by Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan
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  "Will tear your heart out."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Jade Lady Burning
8.  Jade Lady Burning by Martin Limon
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  "True crime novel set in US military base town in 1970s."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Offspring of Empire: The Koch'Ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945 (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of in)
9.  Offspring of Empire: The Koch'Ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945 (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of in) by Carter J. Eckert
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Wayfarer: New Fiction by Korean Women
10.  Wayfarer: New Fiction by Korean Women by Bruce Fulton
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Life and Hard Times of a Korean Shaman: Of Tales and the Telling of Tales
11.  Life and Hard Times of a Korean Shaman: Of Tales and the Telling of Tales by Laurel Kendall
$18.29   Used & New from: $0.01
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Korean Crisis: Unraveling of the Miracle in the IMF Era
12.  Korean Crisis: Unraveling of the Miracle in the IMF Era by Donald Kirk
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  "A good read, but ridiculously overpriced."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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