- Reading The Park Chung Hee Era @danwwang has been recommending it for some time and finally have gotten to it Not as well written narrative as Caro or LKY books. But clearly going to be up there for me as recommendation. Highly recommend https://t.co/u1RoX9Zgve
In 1961 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979, it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society that led to democracy eight years later. This volume examines the transformation as a study in the politics of modernization, contextualizing many historical ambiguities in South Korea s trajectory toward sustainable economic growth."