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Korea and Its Futures : Unification and the Unfinished War. [ Unification and the Disruption of Identity in South Korea --; Nation, State, and the Idea of Unification: Speaking of the Unspeakable --; North Korean Everyday Life on Display --; Loss, Mourning, and Resentment: Han --; Divided Families --; Elementary Forms of Korean Historical Representation: School Textbooks --; Democracy and Unification: Student Protests --; Dissidence and Border Violations --; The Defectors --; Conclusion: Preparing for Unification: The Problem of Complicity and Difference]
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Korea and Its Futures : Unification and the Unfinished War. [ Unification and the Disruption of Identity in South Korea --; Nation, State, and the Idea of Unification: Speaking of the Unspeakable --; North Korean Everyday Life on Display --; Loss, Mourning, and Resentment: Han --; Divided Families --; Elementary Forms of Korean Historical Representation: School Textbooks --; Democracy and Unification: Student Protests --; Dissidence and Border Violations --; The Defectors --; Conclusion: Preparing for Unification: The Problem of Complicity and Difference]

By Grinker, Roy Richard, 1961- [cover art, Lee Bann]

New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998, 1998. Very Good. 1st edition, 1st printing ; grey cloth with gold lettering, in dustjacket with reproduction of Lee Bann's painting, "The Cardinal of Earth-Blood" ; tear to front of dustjacket ; very slight knock ; two illustrations ; xix, 316 pp., 22 cm. ; Contents: Introduction: Unification and the Disruption of Identity in South Korea --; Nation, State, and the Idea of Unification: Speaking of the Unspeakable --; North Korean Everyday Life on Display --; Loss, Mourning, and Resentment: Han --; Divided Families --; Elementary Forms of Korean Historical Representation: School Textbooks --; Democracy and Unification: Student Protests --; Dissidence and Border Violations --; The Defectors --; Conclusion: Preparing for Unification: The Problem of Complicity and Difference. ; "Despite the passage of over forty years since the official end of the civil war in Korea, the north and the south sections of the country remain technically at war. Roy Richard Grinker suggests that a fundamental obstacle to peace on the peninsula is that South Korea has become a nation in which nearly all aspects of economic, political, and cultural identity are defined in opposition to North Korea. He further demonstrates that in spite of its status as a sacred goal for all Koreans, the idea of unification threatens the world in which almost every South Korean has been born and raised." ; VG/G

$40.00

September Monkey. [Life in Ewha; Taking Korea to America; War Years; Lotus; etc] :[Centuries-old Traditions & Customs Crumbled During the Lifetime of This Extraordinary Woman Who Tells Here the Vivid Story of Her Life in the Old & New Korea]
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September Monkey. [Life in Ewha; Taking Korea to America; War Years; Lotus; etc] :[Centuries-old Traditions & Customs Crumbled During the Lifetime of This Extraordinary Woman Who Tells Here the Vivid Story of Her Life in the Old & New Korea]

By Pahk, Induk, 1896-1980. [photo, Marie Heck Baldwin]

New York, Harper & Brothers, 1954., 1954. Very Good. 1st edition ; 283 pp. ; 22 cm. ; LCCN: 54-8981 ; OCLC: 391182 ; LC: CT1848.P3; Dewey: 920.7 ; "To an illiterate Buddhist mother and a scholarly Christian father one day came a great disappointment--the birth of a daughter. 'If only this baby were a boy what a great career he would have,' mourned the father, noting the auspicious date on which 'September Monkey' arrived. But the mother--shortly to become a widow and a despised Christian as well--went about preparing her 'girl-boy' baby for the unheard-of experience of education, somehow realizing that if a new day for women in Korea were to come she would have to make it." ; SIGNED presentation by the author in English and Korean ; appendix with details on Asian astrology ; brown and black cloth with white lettering, in somewhat soiled dustjacket ; foxing ; marks of a paperclip on a few pages ; fore-edge untrimmed ; VG/VG

$150.00

Dok Suni [Ttosun i] : Recipes from My Mother\'s Korean Kitchen.[Strong Woman]
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Dok Suni [Ttosun i] : Recipes from My Mother's Korean Kitchen.[Strong Woman]

By Kwak, Jenny ; Fried, Liz, 1964- [book design, Songhee Kim; photos, Adam Campanella; stylists, Jennifer Udell, Dolores Cluster; jacket design, Julia Kushnirsky]

New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998., 1998. Fine. 1st ed., 1st printing ; 132 pp. : illustrated (some in color) ; 24 cm. ; ISBN: 0312192614 LCCN: 98-18718 ; OCLC: 38966101 ; LC: TX724.5.K65; Dewey: 641.59519 ; "Ranging from heart and spicy soups (said to heal whatever ails you), barbecued beef favorites, and rice noodle dishes to seafood and chicken specialties and the irresistible appetizers and side dishes that make every Korean meal complete, the recipes include: sauteéd Korean vermicelli with vegetables, ginseng chicken in broth, spicy stewed crab, beef barbecue with sesame salt dipping sauce, Korean dumplings, seafood pancake, stuffed zucchini, hearty kimchi soup, among many others. More than a recipe collection, Dok Suni (the name means 'strong woman') opens the door to an entire cuisine. Sprinkled with handed-down fables, secrets for easy preparation, and loving salutes to an immigrant mom who worked hard to make it in America and shows her love through her out-of-this-world kitchen creations, the book is a truly passionate celebration of Korean cooking and eating."--dustjacket ; red cloth with gold lettering, in colorful photographic dustjacket ; FINE/FINE

$34.00

Korea : Division, Reunification, & U. S. Foreign Policy. [The United States & Korea; The Korean Struggle for Independence and Democracy; The Korean War; Divided Korea; The Challenge and Promise of Reunification' etc]

By Hart-Landsberg, Martin. [cover art, Kwon Yeo-Hyun]

New York : Monthly Review Press, 1998., 1998. Fine. 266 pp., map ; 23 cm. ; pictorial paper wrappers ; cover art, "Family Business" by Kwon Yeo-Hyun ; ISBN: 0853459274 (pbk.); 0853459282; LCCN: 98-13451 ; OCLC: 38495069 ; FINE

$22.00

Korea & World Affairs. Vol. XXII, No.4 Winter 1998. [Fifty Years of the Political Vortex : Historical Synopsis; Paradox of Korean Democracy; North Korea\'s First 50 Years & the Opening of the Kim Il-Jong Era; North Korean Local Politics; Source Mater
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Korea & World Affairs. Vol. XXII, No.4 Winter 1998. [Fifty Years of the Political Vortex : Historical Synopsis; Paradox of Korean Democracy; North Korea's First 50 Years & the Opening of the Kim Il-Jong Era; North Korean Local Politics; Source Mater

By Kang, Chi-Won and Seong-Ho Lim, Nicholas Eberstadt, Yong-Pyo Hong, Jinwook Choi ; editors, Sang-Woo Rhee, Ok-Za Yoo.

[Seoul, Korea] Research Center for Peace and Unification, 1998., 1998. Very Good. 138 pp. (numbered 501-639) ; green wrappers ; includes summary of events in August-September 1998 affecting North and South Korea and source documents ; VG

$18.00

Korea & World Affairs. Vol. XXIII, No.1 Spring 1999.   [Seoul\'s Engagement Policy Towards Pyongyang; The North Korea Factor and ROK-US Relationship; The Agreed Framework KEDO and Four-Party Talks; North Korean Foreign Policy; Human Security...;etc]
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Korea & World Affairs. Vol. XXIII, No.1 Spring 1999. [Seoul's Engagement Policy Towards Pyongyang; The North Korea Factor and ROK-US Relationship; The Agreed Framework KEDO and Four-Party Talks; North Korean Foreign Policy; Human Security...;etc]

By Park, Jongchul and Oknim Chung, Ralph A. Cossa, Hyung-Kook Kim, Sung-Han Kim ; editors, Sang-Woo Rhee, Ok-Za Yoo.

[Seoul, Korea] Research Center for Peace and Unification, 1999., 1999. Very Good. 165 pp. ; green wrappers ; includes summary of events in 1998 affecting North and South Korea and source documents for the year ; VG

$18.00

North Korea Through the Looking Glass. [The Power & Poverty of Ideology; The Turning Point Economy; The Military : Pillar of Society; The Foreign Relations of a Hermit Kingdom; etc]
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North Korea Through the Looking Glass. [The Power & Poverty of Ideology; The Turning Point Economy; The Military : Pillar of Society; The Foreign Relations of a Hermit Kingdom; etc]

By Oh, Kong Dan. ; Hassig, Ralph C.

Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2000., 2000. Very Good. vii, 246 pp., [16] p. of plates : illustrated ; 24 cm. ; pictorial wrappers ; uncorrected page proof ; ISBN: 0815764359 (pbk. : alk. paper); LCCN: 00-8812 ; OCLC: 43751559 ; Contents: 1 Looking Backward 1 -- 2 The Power and Poverty of Ideology 12 -- 3 The Turning Point Economy 41 -- 4 The Leader, His Party, and His People 81 -- 5 The Military: Pillar of Society 105 -- 6 Social Control 127 -- 7 The Foreign Relations of a Hermit Kingdom 148 -- 8 Dealing with the DPRK 185 ; "Drawing on more than ten years of research—including interviews with two dozen North Koreans who made the painful decision to defect from their homeland—Kongdan Oh and Ralph C. Hassig explore what the leadership and the masses believe about their current predicament. Through dual themes of persistence and illusion, they explore North Korea's stubborn adherence to policies that have failed to serve the welfare of the people and, consequently, threaten the future of the regime.Featuring twenty-nine rare and candid photos taken from within the closely guarded country, North Korea Through the Looking Glass illuminates the human society of a country too often mischaracterized for its drab uniformity—not a "state," but a community of twenty million individuals who have, through no fault of their own, fallen on exceedingly hard times." ; VG

$27.00

In the Shadow of the Moons : My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon\'s Family.
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In the Shadow of the Moons : My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Family.

By Hong, Nansook.

Boston ; New York ; Toronto ; London : Little, Brown and Company, 1998, 1998. Very Good. 1st edition, 1st printing ; white and blue cloth, in white, blue, red and gold dustjacket ; small spot on front cover ; ISBN: 0316348163; LCCN: 98-66869 ; OCLC: 39736042 ; 236 pp., illustrated with photographic plates ; 24 cm. ; "A Korean-American recounts her fourteen years of abuse at the hands of her husband, the drug-addicted eldest son of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and reveals the corruption behind the religious facade of Moon's organization. " ; VG/VG

$30.00

Korea Focus on Current Topics. Vol.6, no.6 November-December 1998. [One Year Under IMF; East Asia\'s Economic Crisis & Korea-Japan Cooperation; Kim Dae-jung Administration\'s North Korea Policy; Armistice Agreement & Peace...;...Mt. Kumgang; etc]
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Korea Focus on Current Topics. Vol.6, no.6 November-December 1998. [One Year Under IMF; East Asia's Economic Crisis & Korea-Japan Cooperation; Kim Dae-jung Administration's North Korea Policy; Armistice Agreement & Peace...;...Mt. Kumgang; etc]

By Editors, Lee Jeong-binn, Hong Soon-il, Kim Young-hie, Song Jung-sook, Rhee Sang-woo. [Kim In-june, Cho Dong-sung, Kim Pyung-joo, Kim Do-hyung, Yang Young-shik, Hong Kwan-hee, Park Hon-ok, Kim Seong-wou]

Seoul, Korea : The Korea Foundation, 1998., 1998. Fine. 161 pp. ; yellow and black paper wrappers ; OCLC: 44086893 ; includes a chronology of Major Events (October 1 - November 30th, 1998) ; FINE

$18.00