Korean Studies

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Index by Reviewer

Index by Date and Number

Index of Reviews by Book Author

Index of Reviews by Reviewer

Allen, J. Michael

Bae, Mikyeong

Baker, Donald

Buzo, Adrian

Caprio, Mark

Chin, Soo-Young

Choi Hyaeweol

Chun, Kyung-Ja

Chun, Sehjae

Epstein, Stephen J.

Evon, Gregory Nicholas

Finch, Michael

Fouser, Robert

Frank, Ruediger

Gelézeau, Valérie

Goodwin, Michael

Goulde, John I.

Grayson, James H.

Hart, Dennis

Hassink, Robert

Hermanns, Heike

Hinds, Diana

Hoare, James E.

Hong-Schunka, S. M.

Howard, Keith

Hughes, Theodore

Janelli, Roger

Jung, Sunny

Karlsson, Anders

Kim, Haesook

Kim, Hyung-Chan

Kim, Kwang Chung

Kim, Myoyoung

Kim, Richard S.

Kim, Yong Je

Krzic, Gerard

Lee, Younghee

Levkowitz, Alon

Lim, Timothy L.

Maliangkay, Roald H.

McCann, David R.

Moon, Seungsook

Oh, Kang-Nam

O'Rourke, Kevin

Patterson, Wayne

Poole, Janet

Reagan, Nevitt

Ree, Joe J.

Reinschmidt, Michael

Ro, Young-chan

Saxer, Carl

Schroepfer, Peter

Seliger, Bernhard

Shapiro, Matthew

So, Carolyn

Song, Changzoo

Suh, Doowon

Swaner, Scott

Synott, John

Tangherlini, Timothy R.

Thorpe, Norman

Totten, George Oakley III

Tufts, Thomas Clark

Walhain, Luc

Yea, Sallie

Yeon, Jaehoon

Yi, Hyangsoon

Index of Reviews by Date and Number


  1. Pak Wan-sô, The Naked Tree (1995), reviewed by Stephen J. Epstein
  2. Mark A. Peterson, Korean Adoption and Inheritance (1996), reviewed by James H. Grayson
  3. Park Kyong-ni, Land (1996), reviewed by Chun Kyung-Ja
  4. Ch'ôn Sang Pyông, Back to Heaven:  Selected Poems of Ch'ôn Sang Pyông (1995-96), reviewed by Sunny Jung
  5. Peter Banaschak, Worthy Ancestors and Succession to the Throne:  On the Office Ranks of the King's Ancestors in Early Silla Society (1997), reviewed by Adrian Buzo
  6. Laurel Kendall, Getting Married in Korea:  Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity (1996), reviewed by Timothy R. Tangherlini
  7. Nancy Abelmann, Echoes of the Past, Epics of Dissent:  A South Korean Social Movement (1996), reviewed by Changzoo Song
  8. Mark L. Clifford, Troubled Tiger:  Businessmen, Bureaucrats, and Generals in South Korea (1998), reviewed by Timothy C. Lim
  9. David McCann, ed., Korea Briefing:  Toward Reunification (1997), reviewed by Yong Je Kim
  10. Song, Young In and Ailee Moon, eds., Korean American Woman Living in Two Cultures (1997), reviewed by Soo-Young Chin
  11. Setton, Mark, Chông Yagyong:  Korea's Challenge to Orthodox Neo-Confucianism (1997), reviewed by John I. Goulde
  12. Rhodes, Daisy Chun, Passages to Paradise:  Early Korean Immigrant Narratives from Hawai'i (1998), reviewed by Richard S. Kim
  13. Kim Hunggyu, Understanding Korean Literature (1997), reviewed by Carolyn So
  14. Hyegyônggung Hong Ssi, The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong:  The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea (1996), reviewed by Hyangsoon Yi


  1. Kim Ch'un-Su, The Snow Falling on Chagall's Village:  Selected Poems by Kim Ch'un-Su (1998), reviewed by Theodore Hughes
  2. Shin Gi-Wook, Peasant Protest and Social Change in Colonial Korea (1996), reviewed by Sallie Yea
  3. Ko Un, Beyond Self:  108 Korean Zen Poems (1997), reviewed by Kevin O'Rourke
  4. Hart-Landsberg, Martin, Korea:  Division, Reunification, U.S. Foreign Policy (1998), reviewed by Alon Levkowitz
  5. Gibson, Dai-Sil Kim, A Forgotten People:  The Sakhalin Koreans [video] (1995), reviewed by Stephen Epstein
  6. Kister, Daniel A., Korean Shamanist Ritual:  Symbols and Dramas of Transformation (1997), reviewed by Kang-Nam Oh
  7. Choo, Miho and William O'Grady, Handbook of Korean Vocabulary:  A Resource for Word Recognition and Comprehension (1996), reviewed by Nevitt Reagan
  8. Kim-Renaud, Young-Key, ed., The Korean Alphabet:  Its History and Structure (1997), reviewed by Joe J. Ree
  9. Park, Kyeyoung, The Korean American Dream:  Immigrants and Small Business in New York City (1997), reviewed by Roger Janelli
  10. Van Zile, Judy, ed., The Halla Huhm Dance Collection:  An Inventory and Finding Aid (1998), reviewed by Michael Reinschmidt
  11. Kim, Eun Mee, Big Business, Strong State:  Collusion and Conflict in South Korean Development, 1960-1990 (1997), reviewed by Ruediger Frank
  12. Kim, Choong Soon, A Korean Nationalist Entrepreneur:  A Life History of Kim Songsu, 1891-1955 (1998), reviewed by Wayne Patterson
  13. Lee, Junghee, Azaleas and Golden Bells:  Korean Art in the Collection of the Portland Art Museum and in Portland Private Collections (1998), reviewed by Michael Reinschmidt
  14. Nam Yôngshin, comp., Han+ kugô sajôn (1997), reviewed by Robert Fouser


  1. Pratt, Keith and Richard Rutt, Korea:  A Historical and Cultural Dictionary (1999), reviewed by Dennis Hart
  2. Chong Hyon-jong, Day-Shine (1998) and Chong Hyon-jong, Day-Shine (1998), reviewed by Gregory Nicholas Evon
  3. Alford, C. Fred, Think No Evil:  Korean Values in the Age of Globalization (1999), reviewed by Michael Goodwin
  4. Sô Chôngju, The Early Lyrics 1941-1960: Poems by So Chong-Ju (1998), reviewed by Hyangsoon Yi
  5. Pak Wanso, My Very Last Possession and Other Stories, (1999), reviewed by Diana Hinds
  6. Oh, Kongdan, ed., Korea Briefing 1997-1999: Challenges and Change at the Turn of the Century (2000), reviewed by Keith Howard
  7. Kim-Gibson Dai Sil , Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women (1999), reviewed by Keith Howard
  8. Yang Sung Chul, The North and South Korean Political Systems - A Comparative Analysis (1999), reviewed by Bernhard Saliger
  9. Patterson, Wayne, The Ilse: First Generation Korean Immigrants in Hawaii, 1903-1973 (2000), reviewed by Kwang Chung Kim
  10. Mason, David, Spirit of the Mountains: Korea's SAN-SHIN and Traditions of Mountain Worship (2000), reviewed by John Synott (= KSR 2001-08)
  11. Cha, Victor D., Alignment Despite Antagonism: The United States-Korea-Japan Security Triangle (1999), reviewed by George Oakley Totten III
  12. Scott-Stokes, Henry and Lee Jai Eui, edd. The Kwangju Uprising: Eyewitness Press Accounts of Korea's Tiananmen (2000), reviewed by Luc Walhain
  13. Lee Sung-Il , The Moonlit Pond: Korean Classical Poems in Chinese (1998);
    Kim Chong-un and Bruce Fulton, A Ready-Made Life: Early Masters of Modern Korean Fiction (1998); and Yi Ch'ông-jun, The Prophet and Other Stories (1999), reviewed by Robert J. Fouser
  14. Oh, John Kie-chiang, Korean Politics: The Quest for Democratization and Economic Development (1999), reviewed by Norman Thorpe
  15. Kim, Ah-jeong and R.B. Graves, The Metacultural Theater of Oh T'ae-sôk: Five Plays from the Korean Avant-Garde (1999), reviewed by Gregory Nicholas Evon


  1. Han, Gil Soo, Health and Medicine under Capitalism: Korean Immigrants in Australia (1999), reviewed by Donald Baker
  2. Kim, Richard E., Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood (1998) reviewed by J. Michael Allen
  3. Shin Jeong-Hyun, The Trap of History: Understanding Korean Short Stories (1998), reviewed by Stephen Epstein
  4. West, Philip and Ji-moon Suh, edd., Remembering 'The Forgotten War': The Korean War Through Literature and Art (2000), reviewed by David R. McCann
  5. Cherry, Judith, Korean Multinationals in Europe, (2001), reviewed by Ruediger Frank
  6. Kim Nam-Kil, Modern Korean: An Intermediate Reader (2000), reviewed by Jaehoon Yeon
  7. Lee Dong-Jae, and Sookeun Cho, Miseon Lee, Min Sun Song, and William Grady, edd., Hanin hakkyo-ûi han'gugô kyoyuk yongû (2000), reviewed by Myoyoung Kim
  8. Mason, David, Spirit of the Mountains: Korea's SAN-SHIN and Traditions of Mountain Worship (2000), reviewed by John Synott
  9. McCann, David R., Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions (2000), reviewed by Robert J. Fouser
  10. Pai, Hyung Il, Constructing 'Korean' Origins (2000), reviewed by Roald H. Maliangkay
  11. Hoass, Solrun, Rushing to Sunshine (Seoul Diaries) [video] (2001), reviewed by Timothy R. Tangherlini
  12. Cho Young-Mee and Hyo Sang Lee, Carol Schulz, Ho-min Sohn and Sung-Ock Sohn, Integrated Korean: Beginning One and Two (2000), and Carol Schulz and Sung-Ock Sohn, Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning One and Two (2000), reviewed by Myoyoung Kim
  13. Ryang, Sonia, ed., Koreans in Japan: Critical Voices from the Margin (2000), reviewed by Haesook Kim
  14. Pai, Hyung Il and Timothy R. Tangherlini, edd., Nationalism and the Construction of Korean Identity (1998), reviewed by Sallie Yea
  15. Shultz, Edward J, Generals and Scholars: Military Rule in Medieval Korea (2000), reviewed by James Lewis
  16. Kim, Kichung, An Introduction to Classical Korean Literature (1996), reviewed by Peter Schroepfer
  17. Shin, Doh. C, Mass Politics and Culture in Democratizing Korea (1999), and Larry Diamond and Byoung-Kook Kim, edd., Consolidating Democracy in South Korea, (2000), reviewed by Mike Goodwin



  1. Chung, Myung Chang, The Bank of Korea: A History of Fifty Years (2000), reviewed by Bernhard Saliger
  2. Hildi Kang, Under the Black Umbrella: Voices from Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (2001) reviewed by Mark Caprio
  3. Sheena Choi, Gender, Ethnicity, Market Forces, and College Choices: Observations of Ethnic Chinese in Korea (2001), reviewed by Hyaeweol Choi
  4. Laura C. Nelson, Measured Excess: Status, Gender and Consumer Nationalism in South Korea (2000), reviewed by Dennis Hart
  5. Yoonmi Lee, Modern Education, Textbooks and the Image of the Nation: Politics of Modernization and Nationalism in Korean Education, 1880-1910, (2000), reviewed by Hyung-chan Kim
  6. Tat Yan Kong, The Politics of Economic Reform in South Korea: A Fragile Miracle (2000), reviewed by Rüdiger Frank
  7. John B. Duncan, The Origins of the Chosôn Dynasty (2000), reviewed by J. Michael Allen
  8. Margaret Stetz and Bonnie B. C. Oh, edd. Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II (2001), reviewed by Thomas Clark Tufts
  9. J. Scott Burgeson, ed. BUG 5: Foreigners and Foreign Culture in Korea (2001), reviewed by Bernhard Saliger
  10. Gi-Wook Shin and Michael Robinson, edd. Colonial Modernity in Korea (1999), reviewed by Michael Finch
  11. David Chung, Syncretism: The Religious Context of Christian Beginnings in Korea (2002), reviewed by Young-chan Ro
  12. Juergen Kleiner, Korea: A Century of Change (2001), reviewed by Carl Saxer
  13. Kim Su-Young, Shin Kyong-Nim and Lee Si-Young, Variations: Three Korean Poets (2001), reviewed by Sehjae Chun
  14. Kendall, Laurel, ed. Under Construction: The Gendering of Modernity, Class, and Consumption in the Republic of Korea (2002), reviewed by Heike Hermanns
  15. McCann, David R. and Strauss, Barry S. , edd. War And Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War (2001), reviewed by Stephen J. Epstein
  16. Hart, Dennis, From Tradition to Consumption: Construction of a Capitalist Culture in South Korea, (2001), reviewed by Robert Hassink



  1. Lewis, James and Sesay, Amadu, Korea and Globalization: Politics, Economics and Culture, (2002), reviewed by Doowon Suh
  2. Seth, Michael J., Education Fever: Society, Politics, and the Pursuit of Schooling in South Korea, (2002), reviewed by Matthew Shapiro
  3. Schmid, Andre, Korea Between Empires, 1895-1919, (2002) , reviewed by Michael Finch
  4. Gelézeau , Valérie, Séoul, ville géante, cités radieuses, (2003), reviewed by James E. Hoare
  5. Paik, Pong Ja , Ji Young Kwak, and Ji Hyoun Choi, Korean Composition, (2002), reviewed by Gerard Krzic
  6. Coe, David T. and Kim Se-Jik (eds), Korean Crisis and Recovery, (2002) reviewed by Bernard Seliger.
  7. Edwards, Paul M., The Korean War: A Historical Dictionary, (2003) reviewed by James E. Hoare.
  8. Koo, Hagen. Korean Workers: The Culture and Politics of Class Formation, (2001) reviewed by Changzoo Song.
  9. Sung-hee, Jwa. The Evolution of Large Corporations in Korea: A New Institutional Economics Perspective of the Chaebol, (2002) reviewed by Matthew Shapiro.
  10. King, Ross and Jae-Hoon Yeon. Elementary Korean, (2000) reviewed by S. M. Hong-Schunka
  11. Hyun, Theresa, Writing Women in Korea: Translation and Feminism in the Colonial Period, (2003) reviewed by Janet Poole
  12. Park Je-chun, trans. Ko Chang Soo, Sending the Ship Out to the Stars: Poems of Park Je-chun, (1997) reviewed by Scott Swaner
  13. Dent, Christopher M, The Foreign Economic Policies of Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, (2002) reviewed by Ruediger Frank
  14. Clark, Donald N., Living Dangerously in Korea: The Western Experience 1900-1950, (2003) reviewed by Don Baker

  15. Finch, Michael, Min Yông-hwan: A Political Biography, (2002) reviewed by Anders Karlsson
  16. Byong-Man Ahn, Elites and Political Power in South Korea, (2003) reviewed by Carl J. Saxer
  17. Jager, Sheila Miyoshi, Narratives of Nation Building in Korea: A Genealogy of Patriotism, (2003) reviewed by Seungsook Moon
  18. Nelson, Laura, Measured Excess: Status, Gender and Consumer Nationalism in South Korea, (2000) reviewed by Mikyeong Bae
  19. Steinberg, David I. Stone Mirror: Reflections on Contemporary Korea, (2002) reviewed by Bernhard Selinger


  1. Yang Hi Choe-Wall, Vision of a Phoenix: The Poems of H˘ Nans˘rh˘n, (2003), reviewed by Younghee Lee
  2. Springer, Chris, Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital, with photos by Eckart Dege, (2003), reviewed by Valérie Gelézeau


  1. Duck-Koo Chung and Barry Eichengreen, The Korean Economy Beyond the Crisis(2003); Wontack Hong, Catch-up and Crisis in Korea, (2002); and O. Yul Kwon, Sung-Hee Jwa, Kyung-Tae Lee Korea's New Economic Strategy in the Globalization Era, (2003), reviewed by Bernhard Seliger

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