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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the politics and government of modern Korea.


Six Superlative Sources

· Clifford, Mark. 1998. Troubled Tiger: Businessmen, Bureaucrats, and Generals in South Korea. M.E. Sharpe.

· Cumings, Bruce. 1997. Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History. Norton.

· Henderson, Gregory. 1968. Korea: The Politics of the Vortex. Harvard.

· The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development

· The Society of Korean-American Scholars

· Oberdorfer, Donald. 1997. The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. Addison-Wesley.

Other Excellent Sources

· Byung-joon Ahn, "The Man Who Would Be Kim," Foreign Affairs 73, No. 6 (Nov-Dec 1994): 94-108.

· David Brady and Jongryn Mo, "Electoral Systems and Institutional Choice: A Case Study of the 1988 Korean Elections," Comparative Political Studies 24, No. 4 (January 1992): 405-429.

· Victor Cha, "Something Old, Something New: Politics and Democracy under the Kim Young Sam Government," Asian Survey (September 1993): 849-863.

· Victor Cha, "National Unification: The Long and Winding Road," In Depth (Spring 1994).

· Soohyun Chon, "The Election Process and Informal Politics in Korea," East-West Center Working Papers, No. 4 (1994).

· James Cotton, ed. 1993. Korea under Roh Tae-Woo: Democratisation, Northern Policy and Inter-Korean Relations. Allen and Unwin.

· Wonmo Dong, "University Students in South Korean Politics: Patterns of Radicalization in the 1980s," Journal of International Affairs 40, No. 2 (Winter/Spring 1987): 233-255.

· Carter Eckert. 1990. Korea Old and New: A History. Harvard University Press.

· Chi-won Kang, "The Pros and Cons of the Political Choice between the Presidential and Cabinet System," Korea and World Affairs 16, No. 4 (Winter 1992): 695-713.

· David Kang, "Preventive War and North Korea," Security Studies 4, No. 2 (Winter 1995): 335-361.

· C.I. Eugene Kim, "Emergency, Development, and Human Rights: South Korea," Asian Survey 18, No. 4 (April 1978): 363-378.

· Hakjoon Kim, "The American Military Government in South Korea, 1945-1948: Its Formation, Policies, and Legacies," Asian Perspective 12, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 1988): 51-83.

· Hak-joon Kim, "North Korea after Kim Il-Song," Security Dialogue 26, No. 1 (March 1993): 73-91.

· Ilpyong Kim and Young Whan Kihl, eds. 1988. Political Change in South Korea. Paragon Books.

· Hagen Koo, ed. 1994. State and Society in Contemporary Korea. Cornell University Press.

· Linda Lewis, "The Kwangju Incident Observed," in Donald Clark, ed. 1988. The Kwangju Uprising: Shadows over the Regime in South Korea. Westview Press.

· Bradley Martin, "Intruding on the Hermit: Glimpses of North Korea," East-West Center Special Report 1 (July 1993): 3-30.

· Donald McDonald. 1990. The Koreans: Contemporary Politics and Society. Westview Press.

· Chang-hee Nam, "South Korea's Big Business Clientelism in Democratic Reform," Asian Survey 35, No. 4 (April 1995): 357-366.

· Moon-kyu Park, "Interest Representation in South Korea: The Limits of Corporatist Control," Asian Survey 27, No. 8 (August 1987): 903-917.

· Kang-suk Rhee, "Korea's Unification: The Applicability of the German Experience," Asian Survey 33, No. 4 (April 1993): 360-375.

· Gi-wook Shin, "South Korean Anti-Americanism," Asian Survey 36, No. 8 (August 1996): 787-803.

· Tim Warburg, "The Kwangju Uprising: An Inside View," Korean Studies 11 (1987): 33-57.

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