By Sungkyunkwan University. Translated by Han Do-Hyun Academy of Korean Studies, & Pankaj Mohan University of Sydney Seo Joong-Seok
Written via Joong- Seok website positioning, an eminent Korean historian and a philosopher of infrequent originality, this publication examines the tumultuous historical past of recent Korea from the viewpoint of nationalism. in keeping with the author's vast study and wide-ranging event, the booklet is going to the guts of serious wondering concerning the political makes use of and abuses of nationalism via the ruling elites of post-liberation Korea. certainly, "Korean Nationalism Betrayed" fills a yawning hole within the Western knowing of the authoritarian political constitution of South Korea (1948-1988) that manipulated and distorted nationalism by way of picking it with ultra-right anti-communism. the writer presents a suite of thought-provoking and compelling arguments opposed to the assumptions of the chilly struggle, attributing the continuing weather of hysteria and antagonism among the 2 Koreas to the tenacity of a chilly battle frame of mind. He strains the basis of the tragedy of nationwide department to the failure of Korean nationalism, and places ahead a compelling case for overcoming the legacy of polarized ideological stance, according to chilly struggle ideology and embracing a coverage of reconciliation and cooperation through each side.