Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future LiesBook - 1998
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Korea? That’s the place that has a communist North and a democratic south, like America, right? Oh, and K-pop, K-drama, and some awesome cosmetics come from there! Well, North and South Korea are not quite that, as author and journalist Michael Breen shows in this book.
THE KOREANS gives much needed insight into Korea and its people as they become an increasingly important country on the global stage…and as exposure to them is brought to other countries, known as the Korean Wave. Michael gives two decades first hand experience living in and reporting in Korea as well as solid research into the details beyond that experience. The book is broken down into four parts. Each part covers important facets That make up a country, its people and culture.
The book gives an unbiased and understanding illustration of the Koreans. A people who have retained their identity and language through multiple invasions and harsh treatment, as well as (for South Korea) emerged with an economic miracle.
I will note that this book covers Korea up until it’s most recent economic crisis in the 1990s. This book was published at that time. However, Michael Breen has published a new book in 2017 covering, what sounds like, similar if no the same information and more which includes Korea today after its economic crisis in the 1990s. That book is called THE NEW KOREANS.
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