The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

by Don Oberdorfer

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Overview

The Two Koreas is the definitive text of contemporary Korean history from the hottest point of the Cold War to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201409277
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/05/1997
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.51(d)

About the Author

Don Oberdorfer wrote for the Washington Post for twenty-five years, and was later on the Chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He died in 2015.

Robert Carlin is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and former chief of the Northeast Asia Division in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

PREFACE xi(6)
A NOTE ON KOREAN NAMES xvii
1. Where the Wild Birds Sing
1(26)
THE EMERGENCE OF TWO KOREAS
3(5)
WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH
8(3)
THE ORIGINS OF NEGOTIATION
11(5)
KIM IL SUNG
16(7)
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE SOUTH
23(4)
2. The End of the Beginning
27(20)
PARK CHUNG HEE
31(6)
WASHINGTON BLINKS AT PARK'S COUP
37(4)
THE IMPACT OF YUSHIN
41(6)
3. The Trouble Deepens
47(37)
THE STRUGGLE WITH JAPAN
51(5)
THE UNDERGROUND WAR
56(3)
CHALLENGE FROM THE NORTH
59(5)
ECHOES OF SAIGON
64(4)
THE SOUTH KOREAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM
68(6)
MURDER IN THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE
74(10)
4. The Carter Chill
84(25)
CARTER'S WITHDRAWAL: ORIGINS AND IMPLEMENTATION
85(9)
THE VIEW FROM PYONGYANG
94(7)
END OF THE CARTER WITHDRAWAL
101(8)
5. Assassination and Aftermath
109(30)
THE COMING OF CHUN DOO HWAN
116(8)
THE KWANGJU UPRISING
124(9)
THE FIGHT TO SAVE KIM DAE JUNG
133(6)
6. Terror and Talk
139(22)
THE NEGOTIATING TRACK
144(3)
FLOODS AND FACE-TO-FACE TALKS
147(6)
KIM IL SUNG AND THE SOVIET CONNECTION
153(8)
7. The Battle for Democracy in Seoul
161(18)
CHUN'S SUCCESSION STRUGGLE
162(10)
THE ELECTION OF 1987
172(7)
8. The Great Olympic Coming-Out Party
179(18)
THE COMING OF THE OLYMPICS
180(3)
THE BOMBING OF KAL FLIGHT 858
183(3)
THE RISE OF NORDPOLITIK
186(6)
WASHINGTON LAUNCHES A MODEST INITIATIVE
192(5)
9. Moscow Switches Sides
197(32)
THE ROOTS OF CHANGE
200(4)
GORBACHEV MEETS ROH
204(9)
THE SHEVARDNADZE MISSION
213(5)
"HOW LONG WILL THE RED FLAG FLY?"
218(7)
SOVIET-SOUTH KOREAN ECONOMIC NEGOTIATIONS
225(4)
10. China Shifts Its Ground
229(20)
A VISIT TO NORTH KOREA
232(7)
CHINA CHANGES COURSE
239(10)
11. Joining the Nuclear Issue
249(32)
THE ORIGINS OF THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM
251(4)
NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY: THE AMERICAN WEAPONS
255(5)
THE DECEMBER ACCORDS
260(5)
MEETING IN NEW YORK
265(2)
THE COMING OF THE INSPECTORS
267(4)
FROM ACCOMMODATION TO CRISIS
271(10)
12. Withdrawal and Engagement
281(24)
THE LIGHT-WATER REACTOR PLAN
287(4)
KIM YOUNG SAM BLOWS THE WHISTLE
291(6)
THE SEASON OF CRISIS BEGINS
297(8)
13. Showdown over Nuclear Weapons
305(32)
THE DEFUELING CRISIS
306(5)
THE MILITARY TRACK
311(5)
THE DEPENDING CONFLICT
316(10)
CARTER IN PYONGYANG
326(11)
14. Death and Accord
337(32)
THE SUCCESSION OF KIM JONG IL
345(6)
THE FRAMEWORK NEGOTIATIONS
351(8)
THE KIM JONG IL REGIME
359(6)
THE STRUGGLE OVER THE REACTORS
365(4)
15. North Korea in Crisis
369
POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE IN SEOUL
376(6)
SUMMIT DIPLOMACY AND THE FOUR-PARTY PROPOSAL
382(5)
THE SUBMARINE INCURSION
387(6)
NORTH KOREA'S STEEP DECLINE
393(6)
THE PASSAGE OF HWANG JANG YOP
399(8)
SOUTH KOREA FACES THE FUTURE
407(2)
AFTERWORD 409(3)
PRINCIPAL KOREAN FIGURES IN THE TEXT 412(3)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 415(8)
NOTES AND SOURCES 423(36)
INDEX 459

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