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  • Modern Korea: All That Matters

    by Andrew Salmon ...
    series All That Matters
    In no nation on earth has history accelerated with such speed as in Korea. A medieval dynasty at the end of the 19th century, it underwent a traumatic colonization, then, in its hour of liberation was divided by the great powers at the end of World War II. Devastated by a fratricidal war, the peninsula has remained divided ever since.South Korea is the greatest national success story of the 20th ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Without You, There Is No Us

    My secret life teaching the sons of North Korea’s elite

    by Suki Kim ...
    It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them to write, all under the watchful eye of the regime.Life at the university ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Thousand Miles to Freedom

    My Escape from North Korea

    Translated by David Tian ...
    Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated.By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Korea

    Where the American Century Began

    This lucid book should be compulsory reading for anyone who wonders how the situation on the Korean peninsula has deteriorated to the point it is today. It demonstrates the truth of the axiom that unless you know the history, you cannot see the future. The failed invasion of North Korea by US-led forces in late 1950 and the unrelenting three-year long bombing campaign of North Korean cities, towns ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • A Kim Jong-Il Production

    The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History

    by Paul Fischer ...
    A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer - love, films and kidnapping in North Korea, the world's wildest regimeBefore becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution: order the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous actress ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Great Successor

    The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

    by Anna Fifield ...
    The Great Successor is an irreverent yet insightful quest to understand the life of Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most secretive dictators. Kim's life is swathed in myth and propaganda, from the plainly silly--he supposedly ate so much Swiss cheese that his ankles gave way--to the grimly bloody stories of the ways his enemies and rival family members have perished at his command.One of the most ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Cleanest Race

    How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

    by B.R. Myers ...
    Understanding North Korea through its propagandaWhat do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them?Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime’s domestic propaganda, including films, romance novels and ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The Border - A Journey Around Russia

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020

    by Erika Fatland ...
    Translated by Kari Dickson ...
    A journey along the seemingly endless Russian border - from North Korea in the Far East through Russia's bordering states in Asia and the Caucasus, crossing the Caspian Ocean and the Black Sea along the way."Erika Fatland [is] shaping up to be one of the Nordics' most exciting new travel writers" National Geographic**SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORDS DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020**"A hauntingly ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader

    North Korea and the Kim Dynasty

    Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader offers in-depth portraits of North Korea's two ruthless and bizarrely Orwellian leaders, Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. Lifting North Korea's curtain of self-imposed isolation, this book will take readers inside a society, that to a Westerner, will appear to be from another planet. Subsisting on a diet short on food grains and long on lies, North Koreans ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Impossible State

    North Korea, Past and Future

    by Victor Cha ...
    The definitive account of North Korea - its veiled past and uncertain future - from former White House adviser and Korea expert Victor Cha‘We killed Americans.We are killing Americans.We will kill Americans.’North Korean schoolchildren conjugating verbsHow did North Korea become The Impossible State, where citizens found humming South Korean pop songs risk being sent to a gulag, and yet a starving ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The New Koreans

    The Business, History and People of South Korea

    'As good a guide to a fascinating country in transformation as you will get.' Management TodayIn the course of a couple of generations, South Koreans took themselves out of the paddy fields and into Silicon Valley, establishing themselves as a democracy alongside the advanced countries of the world. Yet for all their ambition and achievement, the new Koreans are a curiously self-deprecating people ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • MIG Alley: The Fight For Air Superiority [Illustrated Edition]

    Includes more than 20 photo illustrationsThe fight for air superiority began the day the Korean War started and only ended with the armistice three years later. Once the shock of the North Koreans’ invasion wore off, it did not take long for the United States Air Force, assisted by other United Nations air forces, to destroy the North Korean Air Force. The arrival of the MiG-15 in November 1950, ... Read more

    $1.45 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Killing Korea: The Fight for Control of Korea

    by Victor Maere ...
    How two opposing sides killed Korea in an effort to save it.You surely have heard something about the Korean War. Or the Forgotten War as some call it.But do you really know all that happened?Have you heard the personal stories from the people who actually saw or did the fighting?If you haven't, you are in for a treat.While the war was among the shortest in history, it left an invisible mark - a ... Read more

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  • Give Me Tomorrow

    The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story -- The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company

    An epic story of valor and sacrifice by a legendary Marine company in the Korean War brought to gripping, cinematic light by an acclaimed historian ("Gives the brave Marines of George Company long overdue recognition"--New York Post)"What would you want if you could have any wish?" asked the photojournalist of the haggard, bloodied Marine before him. The Marine gaped at his interviewer. The ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Three Tigers, One Mountain

    A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan

    by Michael Booth ...
    'The next Bill Bryson' New York TimesTwo tigers cannot share the same mountain - Chinese proverbDespite geographical proximity, cultural similarities, and shared status as highly powerful nations, China, Korea and Japan love to hate each other. Why?In search of an answer, Michael Booth journeys across East Asia to explore the mutual animosity that frequently threatens to draw the world into all ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History (Updated)

    by Bruce Cumings ...
    "Passionate, cantankerous, and fascinating. Rather like Korea itself."--Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times Book ReviewKorea has endured a "fractured, shattered twentieth century," and this updated edition brings Bruce Cumings's leading history of the modern era into the present. The small country, overshadowed in the imperial era, crammed against great powers during the Cold War, and divided and ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • IN NORTH KOREA

    Lives and Lies in the State of Truth

    by Rory Maclean ...
    North Koreans could change the world. Today their country can annihilate South Korea and Japan. By 2020 their aim is to have submarine-launched missiles able to nuke the US mainland.So who are the North Koreans? What do they think and feel? Are they belligerent automatons, indoctrinated by years of propaganda, with fingers hovering over trigger buttons? Or simply ordinary men and women who have ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Nine Cloud Dream

    Translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl ...
    **Korea’s most prized literary masterpiece: a Buddhist journey questioning the illusions of human life—presented in a vivid new translation by PEN/Hemingway finalist Heinz Insu Fenkl*Named one of the year's most anticipated books by The New York Times, The Millions, and i09***Often considered the highest achievement in Korean fiction, The Nine Cloud Dream poses the question: Will the life we dream ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • 我們最幸福:北韓人民的真實生活(增訂版)

    Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

    ☆亞馬遜讀者五星書評,授權多國語言出版,中文版銷售突破10萬冊!☆增訂版收錄芭芭拉‧德米克新寫的長篇後記:金正日辭世後,北韓依舊是兩千三百萬人民的牢籠,近萬字的內容解析金正恩如何以全世界最年輕的國家元首之姿,鞏固看似垂危的政權,並補述六名脫北者的生活現況。=極權主義文獻開創之作=榮獲「2010年英國年度圖書獎」入選「2011年美國國家書卷獎非文學決選作品」《我們最幸福》是描寫朝鮮生活最好的一部作品!──英國圖書獎評委芭芭拉‧德米克用一種引人注目,而又讓人難忘的方式為人們展示出這個封閉的國家,其實就是喬治‧歐威爾《1984》的現實版朝鮮向來是個外人難以深入、臆測的一個祕密國度。夜空中,整個朝鮮地區都是黑的,那黑暗訴說著人民深不可測的痛苦,有時卻又穿插著零星微弱的希望曙光……與燈光閃耀的南韓相比,北韓好似黑夜與白晝。在這裡,飢荒奪去了數百萬人的性命,製造和貿易幾乎停止,經濟... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Frozen Chosin: U.S. Marines At The Changjin Reservoir [Illustrated Edition]

    Book 7 - Marines In The Korean War Commemorative Series
    Includes more than 40 maps, plans and illustrations.This volume in the official History of the Marine Corps chronicles the part played by United States Marines in the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.The race to the Yalu was on. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur’s strategic triumph at Inchon and the subsequent breakout of the U.S. Eighth Army from the Pusan Perimeter and the recapture of Seoul had ... Read more

    $3.65 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Korean Mind

    Understanding Contemporary Korean Culture

    The Koreans: understanding a people and their culture through key words and language.Koreans have a unique character and personality that sets them apart from all other Asians. And although Korean attitudes and behavior may be influenced by the modern world, the Korean mindset is still very much shaped by ancient culture and traditions. As is the case with all ancient cultures created within ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • North Korea Confidential

    Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors

    ****Named one of the best books of 2015 by The Economist**Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors.**North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Seasonal Customs of Korea

    series Korean Culture Series
    Korean Culture Series 7Seasonal Customs of KoreaThe seasonal customs of Korea are the folk traditions of everyday life that have been repeated annually throughout the ages. As such, the residents of a particular community came to share a uniformity of everyday customs by living within the same natural environment and cultural setting. In this regard, seasonal customs are closely related to the ... Read more

    $7.32 AUD

  • 100 Questions and Answers About East Asian Cultures

    An introductory cultural competence guide for Americans about the customs, history, politics and languages background of people from China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong

    “One Hundred Questions and Answers About East Asian Cultures” is part of the Michigan State University School of Journalism series in cultural competence.This guide has sections on East Asian cultures, languages, religions, social norms, politics, history, politics, families and food.The guide is intended for people in business, schools, places of worship, government, medicine, law enforcement, ... Read more

    $10.20 AUD