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The Partition of Korea After World War II

A Global History

Authors: James Lee, Jongsoo

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Drawing on multi-archival research in Korean, Russian and English, this book looks at the complexity and changes in Stalin's policy toward Korea for answers about the division of Korea in 1945 and the failure of reunification between 1945 and 1948. Lee argues that the trusteeship decision is key to the division's origins and permanency.

About the authors

JONGSOO JAMES LEE is Associate in Research at the Korea Institute, Harvard University, USA.

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"Relying on both primary and secondary sources, notably newly accessible Soveit archives, Lee meticulously goesw over major wartime conferences and decisions among the Allied powers concerning the future shape of Korea. . .this book is an illuminating addition to scholarship on modern Korean history." - Vipan Chandra, Pacific Affairs"Jongsoo Lee's The Partition of Korea after World War II is an outstanding achievement. Lee provides a comprehensive and complex account of Korea's partition using an astonishingly impressive array of American, Russian, and Korean archival sources. His thorough and subtle analysis has set a new and very high standard for the subject. Many diplomatic historians aspire to write history from a multinational and multiarchival perspective but fall short: Jongsoo Lee, however, has not. His book is properly subtitled A Global History." - John Earl Haynes, author of Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America

"[A] close and thoughtful analysis of one of the most long-lasting and troublesome elements of Stalin's postwar foreign policy... This book provides the most extensive examination of this subject yet published and is particularly valuable for charting simultaneously the development of Soviet and American policy toward the peninsula together with the actions of Korean political leaders." - The Russian Review


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • U.S. and Soviet Policies Toward Korea until August 1945

    Lee, Jongsoo

    Pages 3-35

  • U.S. and Soviet Policies in August–December 1945

    Lee, Jongsoo

    Pages 37-67

  • U.S. and Soviet Policies, December 1945–August 1948

    Lee, Jongsoo

    Pages 69-126

  • The Koreans, the USSR, and the United States

    Lee, Jongsoo

    Pages 129-154

  • Conclusion

    Lee, Jongsoo

    Pages 155-169

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Partition of Korea After World War II
Book Subtitle
A Global History
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8301-5
DOI
10.1057/9781403983015
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6982-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53150-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-60227-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 220
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