Tag Archives: Korea

Demystifying the Park Chung-Hee Myth

In “Demystifying the Park Chung-Hee Myth: Land Reform in the Evolution of Korea’s Developmental State” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1334221), Jong-Sung You of the Australian National University’s Department of Political & Social Change, seeks to unravel some of the underpinnings of claims regarding … Continue reading

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Gender, law and precarity in Korea

In a new article at JCA, Joohee Lee of the Department of Sociology at Ewha Womens University, South Korea writes on labour protection laws and their impacts on women. “More Protection, Still Gendered: The Effects of Non-Standard Employment Protection Acts … Continue reading

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Democracy, Inequality and Corruption

Eric Chang from the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University has reviewed Jong-Sung You’s new book from Cambridge University Press, Democracy, Inequality and Corruption: Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines Compared. In his review for the Journal of Contemporary … Continue reading

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Issue 2 for 2016 published

Issue 2 of Volume 46 (2016) has gone to print and the issue is available electronically at the publisher’s site (with one article available for free download). The details are: Paul Cammack, World Market Regionalism at the Asian Development Bank … Continue reading

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Korean peace?

In a new review at JCA, Judit Pallos provides some details on a proposal for peace on the Korean Peninsula authored by Shepherd Iverson and titled One Korea – A Proposal for Peace. This proposal Iverson introduces a plan that … Continue reading

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JCA Prize 2014

The co-editors are pleased to announce the annual awards for the best paper and runner-up for articles published in 2013. The judging panel awarded the Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize of $1,000, a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year … Continue reading

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The Political Economy of South Korean Long-Term Development

JCA has published many articles that examine the industrial development that has taken place in South Korea in recent decades. The most recent is by Nicolas Grinberg of SOAS who uses a Marxist lens to re-evaluate this development. The abstract … Continue reading

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