In Oh's violent retelling of this classic prose narrative, Shim Ch'ong finds herself in a seamy underworld of thieves, pimps, and prostitutes, where her plunge into the sea offers no hope of redemption but serves rather as a moving reminder of the fragility of goodness in contemporary society."--Jacket.
In 1959 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.
It has been more than two centuries since Catholicism was introduced in Korea, and over a century since the introduction of Protestantism. Membership in the Protestant denomination has grown to over ten million in that period. This volume looks into the development and the rapid rise of Christianity in Korea and modifications to the Christian theology within the Korean historical and cultural context.