Description : The Korean peninsula, divided for more than fifty years, is stuck in a time warp. Millions of troops face one another along the Demilitarized Zone separating communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea. In the early 1990s and again in 2002-2003, the United States and its allies have gone to the brink of war with North Korea. Misinterpretations and misunderstandings are fueling the crisis. "There is no country of comparable significance concerning which so many people are ignorant," American anthropologist Cornelius Osgood said of Korea some time ago. This ignorance may soon have fatal consequences. North Korea, South Korea is a short, accessible book about the history and political complexites of the Korean peninsula, one that explores practical alternatives to the current US policy: alternatives that build on the remarkable and historic path of reconciliation that North and South embarked on in the 1990s and that point the way to eventual reunification.
Description : The Korean peninsular was once one land. It is now divided into two, with modern South Korea. Bordering the enigmatic North Korea. Find out what life is like in both countries. Discover how Korean people live, work and play. Learn about the events that shaped this fascinating country. Learn all about South Korea including: - Government - History - Ethnic diversity - Landscape and climate - Religions and festivals - Cultural traditions - Transport systems - Languages - Cuisine - And its relationship with North Korea And find out more about South Koreas relationship with Australia.
Description : Ultimately, this dissertation presents Korean national/traditional music as a special communication system that bonds Koreans in and outside the two Koreas who are not even able to see one another, and that helps them imagine one united Korea and construct one Korean identity. In addition, ethnographic data show that Koreans accept this special communication system as a source of national pride and national hope.
Description : Hopes for denuclearization in North Korea were raised with the holding of three inter-Korean summits and the first ever North Korea-United States summit in 2018, and many discussions have taken place on building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. However, no practical progress on denuclearization has been made so far. Denuclearization, the signing of a peace agreement and the establishment of a peace regime all depend on progress in North Korea-US relations. Accordingly, in a situation where the respective stances of North Korea and the United States regarding denuclearization remain unchanged, the South Korean Moon Jae-in administration can only play a limited role as a mediator. As such, this collection first focuses on the essence of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as an issue between the US and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea since the Trump administration assumed office. It makes the case for rethinking the negotiations and the historical background of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The authors also provide background information on how ethnic minorities have been formed in the process of social development in Korea. In particular, the main social issues and affairs that have influenced the development of ethnic minority groups such as the government policy, economic development, labour shortage in dangerous industries, a serious shortage of marriageable partners for men in Korean rural areas and globalization since the establishment of Korea are considered. The main goal of the concluding study is to determine how Spain is perceived by South Koreans and their travel motivations, and whether Spain may be a suitable destination for Korean tourists. The information was gathered by means of a questionnaire administered to university students residing in South Korea.
Description : 1.Foreward 2.Reality of South-North Relations 3.Comparison of Bases of Unification Policies of South Korea and North Kore4 4.Comparison of Unification Formulas of South Korea and North Korea 5.Conclusion
Description : Presents an overview of the situation between North Korea and South Korea, providing a background history of the conflict and reviewing the issues of economics, political power, human rights, and the prospects for peace.
Description : The debate in South Korea over the government's engagement policy toward North Korea (the "sunshine" policy) did not start with Pyongyang's recent admission that it has been secretly pursuing a nuclear weapons program in violation of multiple international commitments. However, the evolution of the debate will be an important determinant of how the South Korean and broader international response to this latest North Korean challenge ultimately ends. This book provides a framework for viewing South Korean responses to this challenge, examining the South Korean debate over policies toward the North, analyzing the sources of controversy, and assessing their implications.
Description : Over recent decades South Korea’s vibrant and distinctive populist culture has spread extensively throughout the world. This book explores how this "Korean wave" has also made an impact in North Korea. The book reveals that although South Korean media have to be consumed underground and unofficially in North Korea, they are widely watched and listened to. The book examines the ways in which this is leading to popular yearning in North Korea for migration, defecting to the South or for people to just become more like South Koreans. Overall, the book demonstrates that the soft power of the Korean wave is having an undermining impact on the hard, constraining cultural climate of North Korea.