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Korean Embassy in America

Korean Embassy in America
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This is the first book published on the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. which is considered the “crown jewel’ among the 90 Korean diplomatic missions Korea now maintains abroad. Through text and photo illustrations, the book was written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the launching of the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1949. It begins with the historical background of the early Korean-American relations and the first Korean Legation Office in the United States established in 1888 and continues with the functional link between the Embassy and the home government and the Embassy and the host government. Major events and developments such as the birth of a democratic Republic of Korea and the U.S. role in it, the Korean War, the military coup, economic growth, major political upheavals, the rebirth of civilian governments, and major policy shifts, e.g., the “sunshine” policy and U.S. attitudes are all written about in lucid detail. The accomplishments, trials and tribulations of the 18 Ambassadors and the perspectives and accounts of several Ministers makes the book a “must-read” for anyone interested in past and present Korean-American relations and diplomatic relations in general. Written by John Kie-chiang & Bonnie Bongwan Cho Oh.


Product ID: 104507     ISBN-10: 1565911830
Category: History & Geography
Supporting language: English
Applicable country: Korea (South)
Platforms/media types: Printed Matter
Specifications: 343 pp.