Bruce Cumings

In the second Ra Yong-yil lecture, Bruce Cumings, author of Korea’s Place in the Sun, comes to Robinson College to talk about North Korea. Details below: “The US and North Korea: Dealing with Irrationality” PROFESSOR BRUCE CUMINGS University of Chicago (USA) The Ra Jong-Yil Lecture in Korean Studies FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER, 2009 UMNEY THEATRE, ROBINSON […]


Bruce Cumings: Korea’s Place in the Sun

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2006

(Norton, 2005) A real page-turner of a history book. I was so gripped that I read it like a novel, and now need to go back and read it as a history book. Gives a very useful overview of pre-20th century history, but focuses on the more recent history, which it reassesses from a perspective […]

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