Korean Studies, vol. 40 (2016)

This issue of Korean Studies contains the following works or scholarship.


Globality and Universality: Toward a New Horizon Beyond East and West: Observations on Moral Pragmatics, Its Rhetoric and Domain
Kim Uchang

Confucianism and Civilization: Tasan Chŏng Yagyong’s Views of Japan, the Ryūkyūs, and Tsushima
Don Baker

Funeral Capitalism: Commodification and Digital Marketing of Funeral Services in Contemporary Korea
Gil-Soo Han

Pak Tonji and the Vagaries of Government Service in Koryŏ and Chosŏn, 1360–1412
Kenneth R. Robinson

The Guardian of the Maritime Network in Premodern East Asia: Contested History and Memory of Chang Pogo
Stella Xu


On the Call to Dismiss North Korean Defectors’ Memoirs and on Their Dark American Alternative
John Cussen

  • Lucia Jang with Susan McClelland, Stars between the Sun and Moon: One Woman’s Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom
  • Eusun Kim with Sébastien Falletti (translated by David Tian), A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea
  • Hyeonseo Lee with David John, The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
  • Yeonmi Park with Maryanne Vollers, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom
  • Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son
  • Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles


Edward T. Chang and Woo Sung Han, Korean American Pioneer Aviators: The Willows Airmen
reviewed by Wayne Patterson

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Korean Studies, edited at the University of Hawai‘i Center for Korean Studies, seeks to further scholarship on Korea by providing a forum for discourse on timely subjects, and addresses a variety of scholarly topics through interdisciplinary and multicultural articles, book reviews, and essays in the humanities and social sciences. All scholarly articles on Korea and the Korean community abroad are welcomed, including topics of interest to the specialist and nonspecialist alike.


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