Is there hope for peace on the Korean peninsula?
These deeply personal stories of two western women reveal the almost unimaginable transformation of Korea from a culturally and politically united peninsula at the end of the nineteenth century into today’s dangerously divided land.
These two women’s experiences bracket the twentieth century, a dark time in Korean history, when the peninsula was occupied by Japan, divided into North and South, and wracked by internal war—becoming an unwilling pawn of Cold-War superpowers. Despite everything, South Korea has emerged as an international economic success story, whereas North Korea has become a totalitarian ideological nightmare in which leaders spew the rhetoric of aggression and develop nuclear weapons.
What would it take to heal this political schizophrenia that endangers our entire world?
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ISBN 13 (TP): 9781458210388
ISBN 13 (HB): 9781458210371
ISBN 13 (eBook): 9781458210364