The Spirit of Korean Development - Sang-young RhyuSeoul: Yonsei University Press, 2015, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine.
Signed by the author, with dedication, on the half-title page — without provenance. Includes: Graphs; Tables;
From the cover: “This book divides Korea’s developmental trajectory into four stages: economic growth, democratization, informatisation, and smart power, and analyses how these four aspects formed a virtuous cycle and advanced. Three factors containing spiritual content of historical development in four levels were examined: the historical memory of poverty, cultural genomes for democracy and human rights, and nomadic dynamism. The book introduces seven success stories that emerged alongside the success of the spirit of Korean development: Saemaul Undong, POSCO, the Gold Collecting Movement, Hyundai, democratization, Samsung, and Hallyu (Korean Wave). In order to trace an intangible spiritual and cultural impetus, this book introduces many quotations from major leaders as well as politico-economic anecdotes and incidents.”