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Park Chung Hee and modern Korea : the roots of militarism 1866-1945 / Carter J. Eckert.

Author:
Eckert, Carter J. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xii, 472 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary note:
For South Koreans, the twenty years from the early 1960s to late 1970s were the best and worst of times--a period of unprecedented economic growth and of political oppression that deepened as prosperity spread. In this masterly account, Carter J. Eckert finds the roots of South Korea's dramatic socioeconomic transformation in the country's long history of militarization--a history personified in South Korea's paramount leader, Park Chung Hee.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-458) and index.
Contents:
Part 1. Contexts -- Militarizing time: waves of war -- Militarizing minds: new ideas of army and nation -- Militarizing places and persons: academies and cadets -- Part 2. Academy culture and practice -- Politics and status: special favor -- Politics and power: a singular duty -- State and society: revolution, reform, control -- Tactics and spirit: certain victory -- Order and discipline: joyful submission.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9780674659865 ((alkaline paper ; : hardcover))
  • 0674659864 ((alkaline paper ; : hardcover))
LCCN:
2016015172
OCLC:
946975218
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