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By Sungkyunkwan University. Translated by Han Do-Hyun Academy of Korean Studies, & Pankaj Mohan University of Sydney Seo Joong-Seok

Written by way of Joong- Seok search engine optimization, an eminent Korean historian and a philosopher of infrequent originality, this e-book examines the tumultuous historical past of recent Korea from the viewpoint of nationalism. in response to the author's huge examine and wide-ranging event, the booklet is going to the guts of serious wondering in regards to the political makes use of and abuses of nationalism via the ruling elites of post-liberation Korea. certainly, "Korean Nationalism Betrayed" fills a yawning hole within the Western realizing of the authoritarian political constitution of South Korea (1948-1988) that manipulated and distorted nationalism by means of making a choice on it with ultra-right anti-communism. the writer presents a suite of thought-provoking and compelling arguments opposed to the assumptions of the chilly warfare, attributing the ongoing weather of anxiety and antagonism among the 2 Koreas to the tenacity of a chilly battle frame of mind. He strains the basis of the tragedy of nationwide department to the failure of Korean nationalism, and places ahead a compelling case for overcoming the legacy of polarized ideological stance, in keeping with chilly conflict ideology and embracing a coverage of reconciliation and cooperation by way of each side.

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Korean Nationalism Betrayed

Written by means of Joong- Seok search engine optimization, an eminent Korean historian and a philosopher of infrequent originality, this publication examines the tumultuous background of recent Korea from the point of view of nationalism. in accordance with the author's vast examine and wide-ranging event, the e-book is going to the center of serious wondering concerning the political makes use of and abuses of nationalism through the ruling elites of post-liberation Korea.

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15–16, 22, 24 Published in English as A History of Contemporary Korea, Folkestone, Global Oriental, 2006. See my book, Jo Bong-Am gwa 1950 nyeondae (Jo Bong-Am and the 1950s), Vol. II, revised edition, 2000. See my essay ‘Minjok Tonghapeul Uihan Hanguk Hyundaesa Gyoyuk’ (Teaching of Contemporary Korean History for the National Unification), Minjoktongil Nonjib (Papers on National Unification), Vol. 13, Gyeongsang National University, 1997 See my book, Hanguk Hyeondae Minjokundongsa Yeongu (A Study on the National Movement in Contemporary Korea), Vol.

1) Hangilsa, Seoul, 1990, p. 100 Noh Tae-Don, ‘Gojoseonkwa Samgukui Yeoksae daehan Yeongu Donghyang’ (Trends in Research on Old Joseon and the Three Kingdoms Period), In Bukhani Boneun Uri Yeoksa (Korean History Through the North Korean Eyes), Eulyu munhwasa Publishers, 1989; also see the article by Yi Sun-Geun in footnote 10. Noh Tae-Don, ibid, p. 86; Gang Bong-Ryong, ‘Godae Hanil Gwangyesa’ (KoreaJapan Relations in Ancient Times), In Bukhaneui Hanguksa Insik I (North Korea’s Understanding of Korean History, Vol.

These realities defined and determined the parameters of historical understanding. In South Korea the level of democracy and civil society, and the level of the understanding of one’s own society and culture, may be viewed as a barometer that may indicate the dawn of the age of inter-Korean understanding, reconciliation and cooperation. This also constitutes the basic dynamic force to form an historical understanding oriented towards unification. qxd 21/9/07 2:20 pm Page 19 Historical Understanding in the Era of Unification 19 process.

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