Brian Bridges examines the impact on South Korea of the financial crisis of 1997. Covering events up to and including the recent parliamentary elections in South Korea, the book considers the socio-economic and political implications of the financial crisis. It is invaluable reading for students of modern Korea.

chapter 1|12 pages


chapter 2|19 pages

Korea’s crisis

chapter 3|14 pages

The advent of Kim Dae-jung

chapter 4|22 pages

Playing politics

chapter 5|22 pages

The road to economic revival

chapter 6|21 pages

Dealing with the North

chapter 7|11 pages

Korea in the international system