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The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950

The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950 Book Reviews 18 7 keen perceptions and nimble adaptations expressed by Abelmann 's subjects provide abundant evidenc e to contradict such pessimism. REV IEWED BY MICHAEL E. ROB INS ON IND/ANA UN! t 'ERSITY The North Korean Revol ution, 19 45-1 950 by Charles K. Arm­ strong. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003 . xv, 265 pp. $39.95 (clo th) The North Korean Revolution is Charles Armstrong's challe nging choice of title for his detailed and well-researched study about politics, economics, edu­ cation, cultural prod uction , and everyday life in po st-liberation N01th Kor ea. Thi s title is a decisive marker, of course. One of the book 's main objectives is to explain Korean history on its own tenns as a people's history that wa nts us to un derstand even the period of Soviet occupation north of the 38th paral­ lel as a Korean rev olution, not merely a Soviet implemented sys tem with a Soviet app ointed lea der. Pu blis hed in a declar ed post--C old War period, but after 9/ 11- a period that is placing excluding brackets around the treatment of North Korea-the timing for such a book seems unfavora ble. Th http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Korean Studies Duke University Press

The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950

Journal of Korean Studies , Volume 9 (1) – Sep 1, 2004

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Copyright © 2004 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
ISSN
0731-1613
eISSN
2158-1665
DOI
10.1353/jks.2004.0002
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Book Reviews 18 7 keen perceptions and nimble adaptations expressed by Abelmann 's subjects provide abundant evidenc e to contradict such pessimism. REV IEWED BY MICHAEL E. ROB INS ON IND/ANA UN! t 'ERSITY The North Korean Revol ution, 19 45-1 950 by Charles K. Arm­ strong. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003 . xv, 265 pp. $39.95 (clo th) The North Korean Revolution is Charles Armstrong's challe nging choice of title for his detailed and well-researched study about politics, economics, edu­ cation, cultural prod uction , and everyday life in po st-liberation N01th Kor ea. Thi s title is a decisive marker, of course. One of the book 's main objectives is to explain Korean history on its own tenns as a people's history that wa nts us to un derstand even the period of Soviet occupation north of the 38th paral­ lel as a Korean rev olution, not merely a Soviet implemented sys tem with a Soviet app ointed lea der. Pu blis hed in a declar ed post--C old War period, but after 9/ 11- a period that is placing excluding brackets around the treatment of North Korea-the timing for such a book seems unfavora ble. Th

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Journal of Korean StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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