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The Park Chung Hee Era

The Transformation of South Korea

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$29.00 • £23.95 • €26.00

ISBN 9780674072312

Publication Date: 03/11/2013


744 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 tables


  • Introduction: The Case for Political History [Byung-Kook Kim]
  • Part One: Born in a Crisis
    • 1. The May Sixteenth Military Coup [Yong-Sup Han]
    • 2. Taming and Tamed by the United States [Taehyun Kim and Chang Jae Baik]
    • 3. State Building: The Military Junta’s Path to Modernity through Administrative Reforms [Hyung-A Kim]
  • Part Two: Politics
    • 4. Modernization Strategy: Ideas and Influences [Chung-in Moon and Byung-joon Jun]
    • 5. The Labyrinth of Solitude: Park and the Exercise of Presidential Power [Byung-Kook Kim]
    • 6. The Armed Forces [Joo-Hong Kim]
    • 7. The Leviathan: Economic Bureaucracy under Park [Byung-Kook Kim]
    • 8. The Origins of the Yushin Regime: Machiavelli Unveiled [Hyug Baeg Im]
  • Part Three: Economy and Society
    • 9. The Chaebol [Eun Mee Kim and Gil-Sung Park]
    • 10. The Automobile Industry [Nae-Young Lee]
    • 11. Pohang Iron & Steel Company [Sang-young Rhyu and Seok-jin Lew]
    • 12. The Countryside [Young Jo Lee]
    • 13. The Chaeya [Myung-Lim Park]
  • Part Four: International Relations
    • 14. The Vietnam War: South Korea’s Search for National Security [Min Yong Lee]
    • 15. Normalization of Relations with Japan: Toward a New Partnership [Jung-Hoon Lee]
    • 16. The Security, Political, and Human Rights Conundrum, 1974–1979 [Yong-Jick Kim]
    • 17. The Search for Deterrence: Park’s Nuclear Option [Sung Gul Hong]
  • Part Five: Comparative Perspective
    • 18. Nation Rebuilders: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Lee Kuan Yew, Deng Xiaoping, and Park Chung Hee [Ezra F. Vogel]
    • 19. Reflections on a Reverse Image: South Korea under Park Chung Hee and the Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos [Paul D. Hutchcroft]
    • 20. The Perfect Dictatorship? South Korea versus Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico [Jorge I. Domínguez]
    • 21. Industrial Policy in Key Developmental Sectors: South Korea versus Japan and Taiwan [Gregory W. Noble]
  • Conclusion: The Post-Park Era [Byung-Kook Kim]
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Contributors
  • Index of Persons

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