Korea at the Center
Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia
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Korea at the Center by Charles K. Armstrong
Book DescriptionThe common images of Korea view the peninsula as a long-standing battleground for outside powers and the Cold War's last divided state. But, Korea's location at the very center of Northeast Asia gives it a pivotal role in the economic integration of the region and the dynamic development of its more powerful neighbors. A great wave of economic expansion, driven first by the Japanese miracle and then by the ascent of China, has made South Korea - an economic powerhouse in its own right - the hub of the region once again, a natural corridor for railroads and energy pipelines linking Asiatic Russia to China and Japan. And, over the horizon, an opening of North Korea, with multilateral support, would add another major push toward regional integration. Illuminating the role of the Korean peninsula in three modern historical periods, the eminent international contributors to this volume offer a fresh and stimulating appraisal of Korea as the key to the coalescence of a broad, open Northeast Asian regionalism in the twenty-fifth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765616562
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles K. Armstrong
Tyranny of the Weak, Paperback (October 2015)
From the Korean War to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this book shows how, despite its objective weakness, North Korea has managed for much of its history to deal with the outside world to maximum advantage.
Korean Society, Paperback (November 2006)
Taking the theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of the state which have participated in the process of political and social democratization - this book examines Korea as one of the most dramatic cases in the world of ordinary citizens participating in the transformation of politics.
Korea at the Center, Hardback (May 2005)» View all books by Charles K. Armstrong
Koreas location at the very center of Northeast Asia also gives it a pivotal role in the economic integration of the region and the dynamic development of its more powerful neighbors. This book offers an appraisal of Korea as the key to the coalescence of a broad, open Northeast Asian regionalism in the 21st century.
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