Korea's Development Under Park Chung Hee (Routledge/Asian by Hyung-A Kim PDF

By Hyung-A Kim

in keeping with own interviews with the crucial policy-makers of the Nineteen Seventies, Korea's improvement less than Park Chung-Hee examines how the president sought to advance South Korea into an self sufficient, self reliant sovereign nation either economically and militarily. Kim offers a brand new narrative within the complicated job of exploring the paradoxical nature and results of Korea's swift improvement which keeps that any judgement of Park needs to think of his achievements within the socio-economic, cultural and political context within which they came about. points of Park's executive analyzed include:
*his abhorrence of Korea's reliance at the US presence
*the Korean version of state-guided industrialization
*Park's swift improvement approach
*the function of the ruling elites
*Park's clandestine nuclear improvement program
*the heavy chemical industrialisation of the 1970s
The winning acclaim for Park within the eyes of the Korean public is important and appropriate to their popularity of ways their nationwide improvement used to be completed. This publication tells that tale whereas concurrently spotting the failings within the technique. With loads of fabric by no means earlier than released, students of Korean politics and background in any respect degrees will locate this publication a stimulating account of South Korea within the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s.

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