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Cumings, Bruce 1943-

Works: 114 works in 375 publications in 4 languages and 12,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Interviews  Biographical films  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Television interviews  Television series 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS918, 951.9042
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Most widely held works about Bruce Cumings
Most widely held works by Bruce Cumings
Korea's place in the sun : a modern history by Bruce Cumings( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Cumings's rich narrative focuses on Korea's fractured, shattered, twentieth-century history. In 1910 Korea lost its centuries-old independence, and it remained an exploited colony of Japan until 1945. Then came national division, political turmoil, a devastating war, and the death and dislocation of millions, all of which left Korea still divided and in desperate poverty. Its recovery and spectacular growth over the next generation is one of this century's most remarkable achievements. Cumings provides a compelling account of Korea's travails and triumphs in the modern period
The Korean War : a history by Bruce Cumings( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Cumings eloquently explains, for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long fight filled with untold stories of bloody insurgencies and rebellions, massacres and atrocities. He incisively ties America's current foreign policy back to this remarkably violent war that killed as many as four million Koreans, two thirds of whom were civilians
The origins of the Korean War by Bruce Cumings( Book )

93 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea : another country by Bruce Cumings( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suffering no misconceptions regarding North Korea's dubious political tradition - from human-rights violations to token democracy - Bruce Cumings insists on a more nuanced understanding of U.S.-North Korean relations. From CIA reports on North Korea's impressive social programs to that country's genuine efforts to address the new strategic environment since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cumings draws from his extensive knowledge of Korean history and declassified government reports to show that North Korea is as fascinating as it is repellent, as formidable as it is unique and idiosyncratic."--BOOK JACKET
Korea : the unknown war by Jon Halliday( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 230 full-color images by some of the world's most-renowned photographers. South Korea, with its craggy hillsides, gnarled trees, and ancient temples, is steeped in tradition yet, at the same time, is thoroughly modern-the tenth-ranking industrial power in the world. Its capital city, Seoul, is one of the most populous cities in the world and home to such cutting-edge buildings as the Samsung Tower Palace. The beautiful landscape and day-to-day details of life in South Korea are depicted here in images taken by the photographers of Magnum-the famed cooperative whose members are among the greatest photographers of our time. Here we see a rich culture that both respects a dynamic cultural history and celebrates the latest trends in fashion, technology, and architecture. These extraordinary photographs are set in their historical context by an insightful text by historian Bruce Cumings. -- Publisher description from (Sep. 29, 2011)
The two Koreas by Bruce Cumings( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and television by Bruce Cumings( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the alternately funny and tragic story of the struggle with an assortment of media executives, retired soldiers, bureaucrats from both Koreas and various public figures (including a hilarious account of an interview with Henry Kissinger), Cumings shows how the film was shaped by media managers on both sides of the Atlantic to conform to prevailing views of a war that few in the United States or Britain wish to remember with anything approaching accuracy. Today there is no shortage of prognostications - grim or otherwise - on the role of television. But there are few serious studies of the medium's everyday operations, let alone of its place in politics and warfare. With insight and clarity, Bruce Cumings provides that much-needed analysis. This is a vital book for those who want to understand how, and for whom, television works, and a sobering one for anyone who believes the medium can be used for radical ends
Inventing the axis of evil : the truth about North Korea, Iran, and Syria by Bruce Cumings( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child of conflict : the Korean-American relationship, 1943-1953 by Bruce Cumings( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallax visions : making sense of American-East Asian relations at the end of the century by Bruce Cumings( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a work that synthesizes crucial developments in international relations at the close of the twentieth century, Bruce Cumings - provides a nuanced understanding of how the United States has loomed over the modern history and culture of East Asia. By offering correctives to widely held yet largely inaccurate assessments of the affairs of this region, Parallax Visions shows how relations between the United States, Japan, Vietnam, North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan have been structured by their perceptions and misperceptions of each other."--Jacket
Divided Korea : united future? by Bruce Cumings( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living through the forgotten war : portrait of Korea( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory of forgotten war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the human costs of military conflict through personal accounts of the Korean War by four Korean-American survivors"--Container
North Korea : the hermit kingdom by Bruce Cumings( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American-East Asian relations before and after Black September by Bruce Cumings( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago occasional papers on Korea( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bŭrusŭ K'ŏmingsŭ ŭi Han'guk hyŏndaesa = Korea's place in the sun by Bruce Cumings( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Korean and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northwest's fastest growing trading partner South Korea (Bruce Cumings)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bruce Cumings, Associate Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, examines Korea, one of the oldest countries in the world with a flourishing culture that dates back to the sixth century A.D. Yet Korea is largely an unknown culture to most Americans. Professor Cumings talks about the Chinese and Japanese connections with Korea and the unusual role which education plays in both North and South Korea
What is in a rim? : critical perspectives on the Pacific Region idea by Arif Dirlik( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pathbreaking, multidisciplinary work challenges our unthinking acceptance of such terms as 'Asia Pacific' and 'Pacific Rim.' Revealing the hidden power relationships and hegemonic struggles that are disguised by ideological constructions of the region, the contributors uncover fundamental contradictions that underlie the much-celebrated economic boom. The book shifts our focus from abstract relationships between capital and commodities to the human interactions that the contributors agree constitute the region, rather than any physical boundaries. This revised and updated edition brings i
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Korea's place in the sun : a modern history
Alternative Names
Bruce Cumings American East Asian historian, professor, lecturer and author

Bruce Cumings Amerikaans historicus

Cumings, Bruce

Kʻŏmingsŭ, Bŭrusŭ

Kʻŏmingsŭ, Bŭrusŭ 1943-

브루스 커밍스

커밍스, 브루스

커밍스, 브루스 1943-

커밍즈, 브루스 1943-

カミングス, B.

カミングス, ブルース

カミングス, ブルース 1943-



English (225)

Japanese (13)

Korean (10)

Italian (3)

The Korean War : a historyThe origins of the Korean WarNorth Korea : another countryKorea : the unknown warInventing the axis of evil : the truth about North Korea, Iran, and SyriaParallax visions : making sense of American-East Asian relations at the end of the centuryLiving through the forgotten war : portrait of KoreaNorth Korea : the hermit kingdom