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The new Koreans : the business, history and people of South Korea, Michael Breen

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The new Koreans : the business, history and people of South Korea
Title
The new Koreans
Title remainder
the business, history and people of South Korea
Statement of responsibility
Michael Breen
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 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. Theirs is a land with a rich and complex past, certain aspects of which they would prefer to forget as they focus on the future. Having lived and worked in South Korea for many years, Michael Breen considers what drives the nation today, and where it is heading. Through insightful anecdotes and observations, he provides a compelling portrait of Asia's most contradictory and polarized country. South Koreans are motivated by defiance, Breen argues: defiance of their antagonistic neighbour, North Korea, of their own history and of international opinion. Here is an overlooked nation with, great drive, determined to succeed on its own terms
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Breen, Michael
Dewey number
951.904
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Economic development
  • National characteristics, Korean
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea
  • Korea
  • Korea
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The new Koreans : the business, history and people of South Korea, Michael Breen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map -- Timeline -- A note about English spelling of Korean words -- [I] Portraits -- The broken ship -- Out of Gangnam -- The defiant land -- The case for Hanguk -- The group as refuge -- Jesus and local Messiahs -- Suffering in the Republic of others -- Nationalism and other things -- Love and learning when your DNA isn't yours -- [II] Roots -- Beginnings -- The quest for purity -- Being second class -- Brothers no more -- [III] Wealth -- Desperation -- Economic warriors -- The smell of money -- The Chaebol problem -- Work, work, work -- [IV] Power -- At least pro the right kind of democracy -- Power shift -- The first Democratic presidents -- Dissidents in charge -- Two steps back -- [V] Next -- The miracle of affirmation -- For wider acceptance -- A wealthier future -- The future of democracy -- Time to unify?
Control code
000059862804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781846045202
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)982082993
Label
The new Koreans : the business, history and people of South Korea, Michael Breen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map -- Timeline -- A note about English spelling of Korean words -- [I] Portraits -- The broken ship -- Out of Gangnam -- The defiant land -- The case for Hanguk -- The group as refuge -- Jesus and local Messiahs -- Suffering in the Republic of others -- Nationalism and other things -- Love and learning when your DNA isn't yours -- [II] Roots -- Beginnings -- The quest for purity -- Being second class -- Brothers no more -- [III] Wealth -- Desperation -- Economic warriors -- The smell of money -- The Chaebol problem -- Work, work, work -- [IV] Power -- At least pro the right kind of democracy -- Power shift -- The first Democratic presidents -- Dissidents in charge -- Two steps back -- [V] Next -- The miracle of affirmation -- For wider acceptance -- A wealthier future -- The future of democracy -- Time to unify?
Control code
000059862804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781846045202
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)982082993

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