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Troubled Tiger: Businessmen, Bureaucrats and Generals in South Korea

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Publisher: , 1997
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From the publisher’s website:

This analysis of modern Korea includes: the imprisonment and sentencing of two former presidents of South Korea for their role in the Kwangju uprising and on various charges of corruption; the death of Kim II Sung and the resultant North-South standoff; and recent labour and student protests.

Originally published in 1994 by M.E. Sharpe / East Gate

LKL says:

The book chronicles the modern history of Korea from the 1960s to the mid-90s, focusing on the drive for economic growth and the control exerted by the Blue House over the direction of the economy. THe author gives us a politically balanced view, emphasising the successes of Park Chung-hee, but not shrinking from laying bare the corruption, coercion and mistakes made by Park, Chun and their successors.

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