Korea's Place in the Sun: a Modern History by Bruce CumingsBruce Cumings's rich narrative focuses on Korea's fractured, shattered, twentieth-century history. In 1910 Korea lost its centuries-old independence, and it remained an exploited colony of Japan until 1945. Then came national division, political turmoil, a devastating war, and the death and dislocation of millions, all of which left Korea still divided and in desperate poverty. Its recovery and spectacular growth over the next generation is one of this century's most remarkable achievements.
Call Number: DS917 .C86 1998
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
The Northern Region of Korea by Sun Joo Kim (Editor)Through the use of storytelling, linguistic analysis, and journal entries from turn-of-the-century missionaries and traveling Russians in addition to many varieties of unconventional primary sources, the authors creatively explore unfamiliar terrain while examining the culture, identity, and regional distinctiveness of the northern region and its people.
K-Pop by John LieK-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. John Lie provides not only a history of South Korean popular music—the premodern background, Japanese colonial influence, post-Liberation American impact, and recent globalization—but also a description of K-pop as a system of economic innovation and cultural production.
Voices from the Straw Mat: Toward an Ethnography of Korean Story Singing by Chan E. ParkFrom its humble' straw mat' origins to its paradoxical status as a national treasure, p'ansori has survived centuries of change and remains the primary source of Korean narrative and poetic consciousness. In this innovative work, Chan Park celebrates her subject not as a static phenomenon but a living, organic tradition adapting to an ever-shifting context.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2003-02-28
New Korean Wave by Dal JinThe 2012 smash'Gangnam Style'by the Seoul-based rapper Psy capped the triumph of Hallyu, the Korean Wave of music, film, and other cultural forms that have become a worldwide sensation. Dal Yong Jin analyzes the social and technological trends that transformed South Korean entertainment from a mostly regional interest aimed at families into a global powerhouse geared toward tech-crazy youth.
Anthology of Korean Literature: from early times to the nineteenth century by Peter H. Lee (Editor)This books offers a comprehensive sampling of the major genres of poetry and prose written from about A.D. 600 to the end of the nineteenth century. The book contains a dazzling array of myths and legends, essays and biographies, love poems and Zen poems, satirical tales and tales of wonder, stories of adventure and of heroism, as well as quieter works treating the farmer's works and days and the pleasures and sorrows of the simple life.
Call Number: PL984.E1 A5
Publication Date: 1981-10-01
Flowers of Fire: Twentieth-Century Korean Stories by Peter H. Lee (Editor)Twentieth-century Korean fiction has managed to thrive in perhaps the World's most adverse literary environment. From the Japanese occupation in 1910, and the outlawing of the Korean language, to the division of the country after World War II and the subsequent civil war, dictatorship, and censorship, the literary arts have not only survived but flourished.
Into the Light: An Anthology of Literature by Koreans in Japan by Melissa L. Wender (Editor)Although diverse in style and subject matter, all of the stories gathered in this volume ask a single consuming question: What does it mean to be Korean in Japan? Some stories record their contemporary milieu, while others focus on internal turmoil or document social and legal discrimination. More generally, they consider the relationship of Korean ethnicity to sexuality, family, culture, politics, and history.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2010-09-30
Korean Art from the 19th Century to the Present by Charlotte HorlyckInterest in modern and contemporary art from South as well as North Korea has grown in strength. But how are we to understand Korean art and its cultural significance? What has led to the formation of Korea's cultural scene as we know it today, and what role have artists played in this process? These are some of the questions that frame this history of Korean art.
Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method by Joan KeeStarting in the mid-1960s, a group of Korean artists began to push paint, soak canvas, drag pencils, rip paper, and otherwise manipulate the materials of painting in ways that prompted critics to describe their actions as "methods" rather than artworks. A crucial artistic movement of twentieth-century Korea, Tansaekhwa (monochromatic painting) also became one of its most famous and successful.
Asian Women covers recent gender issues such as women and welfare, women's rights, eco-feminism, health, women and bio-technology, women and history, gender relations studies and other relevant themes in gender studies.
Azalea promotes Korean literature among English-language readers. Each issue may include works of contemporary Korean writers and poets, as well as essays and book reviews by Korean studies professors in the United States.
Koreana, a quarterly published by the Korea Foundation since 1987, is dedicated to increasing awareness about Korea's cultural heritage overseas as well as providing information about current artistic and cultural activities.