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The Park Chung Hee Era In 1961 South Korea Was Mired In Poverty By 1979 It Had A Powerful Industrial Economy And A Vibrant Civil Society In The Making, Which Would Lead To A Democratic Breakthrough Eight Years Later The Transformation Took Place During The Years Of Park Chung Hee S Presidency Park Seized Power In A Coup In 1961 And Ruled As A Virtual Dictator Until His Assassination In October 1979 He Is Credited With Modernizing South Korea, But At A Huge Political And Social Cost.South Korea S Political Landscape Under Park Defies Easy Categorization The State Was Predatory Yet Technocratic, Reform Minded Yet Quick To Crack Down On Dissidents In The Name Of Political Order The Nation Was Balanced Uneasily Between Opposition Forces Calling For Democratic Reforms And The Park Government S Obsession With Economic Growth The Chaebol A Powerful Conglomerate Of Multinationals Based In South Korea Received Massive Government Support To Pioneer New Growth Industries, Even As A Nationwide Campaign Of Economic Shock Therapy Interest Hikes, Devaluation, And Wage Cuts Met Strong Public Resistance And Caused Considerable Hardship.This Landmark Volume Examines South Korea S Era Of Development As A Study In The Complex Politics Of Modernization Drawing On An Extraordinary Range Of Sources In Both English And Korean, These Essays Recover And Contextualize Many Of The Ambiguities In South Korea S Trajectory From Poverty To A Sustainable High Rate Of Economic Growth.

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  • Paperback
  • 744 pages
  • The Park Chung Hee Era
  • Byung-Kook Kim
  • English
  • 01 March 2017
  • 9780674072312

10 thoughts on “The Park Chung Hee Era

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    The Park Chung Hee Era The Transformation of South Korea, is a series of essays covering various topics on the political climate in South Korea during the reign of autocratic leader Park Chung Hee Park took power in the early 1960 s in a military backed coup, and set about consolidating his power over the South Korean state He used economic reform, and a divide and conquer strategy to pacify the public and remove any obstacles to his own power The book covers a variety of topics in Park s South Korea, and transcends a biography to offer a in depth political analysis of the intricate systems of control Park used to stay in power in South Korea The book begins by analyzing the coup background The various actors involved were often forced to retire by Park soon after the coup, to ensure no other locus of power emerged within the South Korean armed forces Park s control over the military is also examined throughout his reign, as he used a two tranche system of promotion, one in the Korean Central Intelligence Agency KCIA and one for the Korean Armed Forces PSS This divide and conquer strategy allowed a division of the security apparatus of the state, and the states armed forces to ensur...

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    It took me almost a month to get over this massive work about one of the most contradictory period of the modern Korean history the Park Chung Hee era For the progressists, Park represents an era of unnecessary and ignoble dictatorship, whereas the conservatives consider him as the architect of the modern South Korean state Frankly speaking, the reading of this book was sometimes really unpleasant some chapters are readable than others a dry style, a large amount of datas and of technical words It is however extremely precise and rich in informations Divided in five axes, this work stretched from History to Politics, Economy and International Relations.The first part is of historical nature, stretching from the preparation of the May 16th military coup by Park Chung Hee until the securization of power by the junta Unfortunately, it will be the only biographical part of the work Therefore, this work offers very scarce informations on Park s life before and after this momentum The second part handles the political aspects The doctrine of Park could be resumed by the formula puguk kangbyon rich nation, strong army , a leitmotiv retaken from the Meiji era in Japan After all Park was the product of the japanese colonial apparatus and a former officer of the imperial army In this respec...

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    The Park Chung Hee Era is a spectacular, continuous collection of essays on the evolution of modern South Korea under its autocratic bellwether This volume unites broad perspectives to cover many complex dimensions of Park s regime Scholars and readers across disciplines will find an indispensable guide to Park Chung Hee and a detailed panorama of the political economy behind South Korea s ascent.The volume is split up into sections coinciding with the key themes of the Park Era from international relations to industrial policy and the political details of each Beyond these core sections, that final essays examine Park from a comparative politics perspective While the comparative essays establish the peculiarity of his autocracy, they establish the importance of this book understanding the leader helps us understand parallel experiences across Asia e.g Philippines under Marcos.While many of the chapters are relatively self contained, there are interwoven themes From the first collection of essays detailing the rise of Park s junta, it is hard to ignore the power of the leader s vision in shaping the South Korean trajectory Much than pursuing a single, coherent development strategy, a picture...

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    I must say, I haven t read the whole book, but those chapters I picked up, dealing with economics and Park s comparative analysis with other leaders, were very interesting and robust His Park Chung Hee s strategy of concentrating resources in the hands of a few companies, leveraging international relationships to get funding, maintaining a healthy competition between conglomerates, while at the same time giving them incentives to be bold and go for international markets worked very well The best chapter for me dealt with comparison between successful Asian leaders Lee Kwan Yew, Den Xiaoping and a leader from Turkey forgot his name As you will see there are some similarities between all of...

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    Four stars for informational content three for style This was a densely written tome, some chapters read or less fluidly than others Lots of great information on many aspects of how Park s political system affected many aspects of Korean politics, economy, etc.

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