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Korea 2010
Paul F. Chamberlin
Price: $ 22.95

Korea has been of enduring importance to Japan, China, Russia, and more recently, the United States, due to its location at the strategic crossroads of northeast Asia. Since the tragic division of the peninsula in 1945, South Korea has developed into a free democracy and an important part of the global economy. Now it is undergoing a major transformation from a managed economy to a market economy, from the industrial age to the "knowledge era." Korea 2010 assesses the impact of rapid and accelerating developments in science and technology on South Korean society, economics, and politics, as well as alternative development paths to 2010. The study specifically addresses how six trends attending a society's transition to the knowledge era are playing out in Korea:

Foundations (demography, environment, natural resources, and culture)
Engines of history (science and technology, social and psychological processes)
Human resources economy (empowering workers at all levels)
Era of global tribes (globalization and tribalism)
Rise of new authorities (impact on traditional hierarchies)
Test of human psychology (information age anxieties)
Korea 2010 provides a guide for those with commercial, diplomatic, security, social, or other interests in the development of this important country.

Paul F. Chamberlin, a Korea specialist since the 1970s, lived in South Korea for over six years, including three years as a military attaché at the U.S. embassy in Seoul. Currently, he is vice president of International Technology and Trade Associates, Inc., in Washington, D.C., which specializes in facilitating high-technology trade and investment. He holds a B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute, an M.H.R. from the University of Oklahoma, and is a graduate of the U.S. Defense Language Institute.

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