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The Korean War in Asia: A Hidden History

From the publisher’s website:

This book takes a fresh look at the Korean War by considering the conflict from a Northeast Asian regional perspective. It highlights the connections of the war to earlier conflicts in the region and examines the human impact of the war on neighboring countries, focusing particularly on the ways in which the Korean War shaped regional cross-border movements of people, goods, and ideas (including hopes and fears). It also considers the lasting consequences of these movements for the region’s society and politics.

Tessa Morris-Suzuki is professor in the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University.


Introduction: The Korean War, the Region, and the World | Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Chapter 1: A Fire on the Other Shore? Japan and the Korean War Order | Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Chapter 2: The Korean War and Manchuria: Economic, Social, and Human Effects | Mo Tian
Chapter 3: From One Divided Country to Another: The Korean War in Mongolia | Li Narangoa
Chapter 4: Victory with Minimum Effort: How Nationalist China ‘Won’ the Korean War | Catherine Churchman
Chapter 5: The Other Legacy of the Korean War: Okinawa and the Fear of World War III | Pedro Iacobelli
Chapter 6: A War across Borders: The Strange Journey of Prisoner No. 600,001 | Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Chapter 7: The Life and Death of Line-Crossers: The Secret Chinese Agents of UNPIK | Catherine Churchman
Chapter 8: The United States, Japan, and the Undercover War in Korea | Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Epilogue: Northeast Asia and the Never-Ending War | Tessa Morris-Suzuki

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