Tag Archives: South 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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Roh’s last interview widely covered

A couple of weeks ago, JCA published an important commentary and interview with President Roh Moo-Hyun. That last interview was conducted and introduced by Hyung-A Kim of the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific … Continue reading

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Markets and conscription in South Korea

The final article to be published in 2016 came out during the holidays. It will appear in print later in 2017. That article is “Of Soldiers and Citizens: Shallow Marketisation, Military Service and Citizenship in Neo-Liberal South Korea” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1269264) … Continue reading

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Water and the state in Korea

Jin-Tae Hwang of the Seoul National University Asia Center has a new article available at the JCA publisher’s website. In his article titled, “Changing South Korean Water Policy after Political and Economic Liberalisation” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1266014), Dr Hwang South Korean state … Continue reading

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President Roh Moo-Hyun’s Last Interview

In a commentary and interview, Hyung-A Kim of the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University backgrounds and presents President Roh Moo-Hyun’s last interview, conducted just before he committed suicide. “President Roh … Continue reading

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On South Korea’s politics

JCA author Se-Woong Koo has been writing on contemporary politics in South Korea. The most recent opinion pieces at the New York Times are well worth considering. Se-Woon’s most recent op-ed is a call for President Park Geun-hye to resign … 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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