Saturday, March 18, 2017

Why Korea Is Divided

You'd expect more from JSTOR Daily, and certainly hope they could find a better authority than an author "has advanced degrees in library science and film studies and is lapsed in both fields" to write about this topic — Why There Are Two Koreas.

The author's argument that the North's "country’s juche (self-reliance) ideology, essentially born in the cauldron of Japanese and then Soviet interference, has been one of hermetic self-sufficiency" is not wrong, just insufficient. My post eleven years ago when I was still living in the country explains a bit more about the origins of the division — Hiroshima and the Division of Korea.

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