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Cumings, Bruce 1943-

Works: 132 works in 438 publications in 5 languages and 12,385 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Interviews  Biographical films  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Television interviews 
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 )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 2,213 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 )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,581 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
North Korea : another country by Bruce Cumings( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,313 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
The origins of the Korean War by Bruce Cumings( Book )

70 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korea : the unknown war by Jon Halliday( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Korean War based on interviews with participants from all sides. Includes photographs, drawings, cartoons, paintings, and posters
Dominion from sea to sea : Pacific ascendancy and American power by Bruce Cumings( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America is the first world power to inhabit an immense land mass open at both ends to the world's two largest oceans - the Atlantic and the Pacific. This gives America a great competitive advantage often overlooked by Atlanticists, whose focus remains overwhelmingly fixed on America's relationship with Europe. Bruce Cumings challenges the Atlanticist perspective in this innovative new history, arguing that relations with Asia influenced our history greatly. Cumings chronicles how the movement westward, from the Middle West to the Pacific, has shaped America's industrial, technological, military, and global rise to power. He unites domestic and international history, international relations, and political economy to demonstrate how technological change and sharp economic growth have created a truly bicoastal national economy that has led the world for more than a century. Cumings emphasizes the importance of American encounters with Mexico, the Philippines, and the nations of East Asia. The result is a wonderfully integrative history that advances a strong argument for a dual approach to American history incorporating both Atlanticist and Pacificist perspectives"--Jacket
The two Koreas by Bruce Cumings( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and television by Bruce Cumings( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 611 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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a work that synthesizes crucial developments in international relations at the close of the twentieth century, Bruce Cumings ... provides [an] 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
Child of conflict : the Korean-American relationship, 1943-1953( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided Korea : united future? by Bruce Cumings( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korea's recorded history extends back before the birth of Christ. Through their long history, the Koreans have endured a variety of social, political, and economical crises. Confucianism has long been one of the most popular religions by which the Korean people have lived. However, Koreans also have embraced Buddhism and Christianity while maintaining Confucian ideals. Forms of aristocracy have been part of Korea's fabric through most of its history. At the turn of the 20th century, Japan's power in Asia allowed them to control Korea as a colony. In the 1950's, following the Korean War, Korea was divided into North and South. North Korea followed a communist form of government while the South maintained a democratic, capitalistic style of government. Since the end of the Korean War, the United States has maintained a presence in South Korea for its protection against the North. However, in recent years, there have been attempts by both sides to seek reunification. A series of discussion questions and an annotated reading list conclude this volume. (Jag)
Korea : as seen by Magnum photographers by Bruce Cumings( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 191 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)
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 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the human costs of military conflict through personal accounts of the Korean War by four Korean-American survivors"--Container
The origins of the Korean War by Bruce Cumings( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 47 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 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago occasional papers on Korea( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 22 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 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 18 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
The Korean War : a historyNorth Korea : another countryThe origins of the Korean WarDominion from sea to sea : Pacific ascendancy and American powerInventing 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 centuryKorea : as seen by Magnum photographersLiving through the forgotten war : portrait of KoreaThe origins of the Korean War
Alternative Names
Bruce Cumings Amerikaans historicus

Bruce Cumings historien américain

Cumings, Bruce

K`omingsu Burusu

Kʻŏmingsŭ, Bŭrusŭ

Kʻŏmingsŭ, Bŭrusŭ 1943-

브루스 커밍스

커밍스, 부르스 1943-

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-