Shrimp To Whale: South Korea From The Forgotten War To K-pop

Ramon Pacheco Pardo

£25.00

Hardback

Non-Fiction > Travel Writing

ISBN: 9781787387041

Description

Charts the incredible rise of South Korea, from colonisation and civil war to today’s thriving nation.

South Korea has a remarkable history. Born from the ashes of imperial domination, partition and a devastating war, back in the 1950s there were real doubts about its survival as an independent state.

Yet South Korea endures: today it is a boisterous democracy, a vibrant market economy, a tech powerhouse, and home to the coolest of cultures.

In just seventy years, this society has grown from a shrimp into a whale. What explains this extraordinary transformation? For some, it was individual South Koreans who fought to change their country, and still strive to shape it.

For others, it was forward-looking political and business leaders with a vision.

Either way, it’s clear that this is the story of a people who dreamt big, and whose dreams came true. Shrimp to Whale is a lively history of South Korea, from its millennia-old roots, through the division of the Peninsula, dictatorship and economic growth, to today’s global powerhouse.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm