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The Korean Workers’ Party: A Short History

The Korean Workers’ Party is the first in a new Hoover Institution Press series on the histories of the sixteen ruling communist parties from their inception to the present time.

Dr. Chong-Sik Lee, a distinguished Asian scholar, accepted an invitation by the Hoover Institution to write a short history of the Korean Communist movement as part of this new series on world communism. The resultant monograph is an interpretive history drawing on previous data and emphasizing what Dr. Lee felt were the more significant events from previous works on the Korean Communist movement.

About the Author

The author of numerous books, articles, and book chapters on Korea, Dr. Chong-Sik Lee is eminently qualified to contribute to the Hoover Institution Press series on the Histories of Ruling Communist Parties. Born and raised in Korea, Dr. Lee eared his master’s degree in political science from he University of California at Los Angeles and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He reads and speaks Korean, Japanese, and Chinese and was the winner o the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book published in the United States in 1973 in government, politics, or international affairs. He is the author of The Politics of Korean Nationalism (University of California Press, 1963) and Kim Kyu-sik ui saengae (The Life of Kim Kyu-sik), Shingu Munhwasa, 1974. He has contributed to China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of International Affairs and other periodicals.

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