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Myungkoo Kang is a professor of media studies at Seoul National University. His publications include books and articles on discourse politics of modernization and politics of journalism in various referred journals. Currently he is working on a book on the cultural history of consumption in South Korea, focusing on the material and cultural conditions of modern life since the Korean War in the early 1950s. Hyung-A Kim is associate professor of Korean politics at the College of Asia and the Pacific in the Australian National University. She is the author of Korea’s Development under Park Chung Hee: Rapid Industrialization, 1961–1979 (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004); “From Anti-Communist Industrialization to Civic Democracy in South Korea.” In Nation Building, State Building, and Economic Development: Case Studies and Comparisons, edited by S.C.M. Paine (New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2009); and the senior editor of Reassessing the Park Chung Hee Era: Development, Political Thought, Democracy, and Cultural Influence. Young Jak Kim is a professor of Koongmin University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Tadashi Kimiya is a professor of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo. He is currently studying the impacts of the U.S.China rapprochement on the Korean peninsula in 1970s. He is the author of Kankoku: minshuka to keizai hatten no mekanizumu (ROK—Its Dynamism of Democratization and Economic Development) and Pak Chŏnghŭi chŏngbu ŭi sŏnt’aek: 1960 nyŏndae such’ul chihyang hyŏng kongŏphwa wa naengjŏn ch’eje (The Contributors Contributors 221 Policy Choice of Park Chung Hee Administration: Its Export-Oriented Industrialization and the Cold War Regime). Hagen Koo is a professor of sociology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. His major publications include an award-winning book, Korean Workers: The Culture and Politics of Class Formation (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 2001) and State and Society in Contemporary Korea, edited (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1993). He is currently completing a new book, The Fractured Middle: The Impact of Globalization on Class Order in South Korea. Gavan McCormack is an emeritus professor in the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. A graduate of the universities of Melbourne and London (Ph.D. from London in 1974), he taught at the Universities of Leeds (UK), La Trobe (Melbourne), and Adelaide before joining the ANU in 1990. He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Humanities of Australia in 1992. Nak-chong Paik is an emeritus professor of Seoul National University and editor of the quarterly journal, Ch’angbi in Seoul, Republic of Korea. James B. Palais, the late Korean historian passed way in 2006 after serving as a professor of Korean history from 1970 until 2005 at the University of Washington, Seattle, United States of America. He is known for publishing many articles and most notably Confucian Statecraft and Korean Institutions: Yu Hyŏngwŏn and the Late Chosŏn Dynasty (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996). Clark W. Sorensen is the director of the Korean Studies Program at the University of Washington and co-editor of Reassessing the Park Chung Hee Era: Development, Political Thought, Democracy, and Cultural Influence. Seok-Man Yoon served as CEO of POSCO Engineering & Construction (2009–10) and as President of POSCO (2006–9). He holds a doctorate from Chung Ang University, South Korea and was Vice Chairman of the Korean Association for Public Administration (2004–6). ...

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