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Shin, Gi-Wook

Works: 60 works in 238 publications in 1 language and 10,535 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Gi-Wook Shin
One alliance, two lenses : U.S.-Korea relations in a new era by Gi-Wook Shin( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One Alliance, Two Lenses" examines U.S.-Korea relations in a short but dramatic period (1992-2003) that witnessed the end of the Cold War, South Korea's full democratization, inter-Korean engagement, two nuclear crises, and the start of the U.S. war on terror. These events have led to a new era of challenges and opportunities for U.S.-South Korea (ROK) relations. Based on analysis of newly collected data from major American and Korean newspapers, this book argues that the two allies have developed different lenses through which they view their relationship. Shin argues that U.S.-ROK relations, linked to the issue of national identity for Koreans, are largely treated as a matter of policy for Americans--a difference stemming from each nation's relative power and role in the international system. Offering rich empirical data and analysis of a critically important bilateral relationship, Shin also presents policy suggestions to improve a relationship, which--after 50 years--has come under more sustained and serious criticism than ever before
New challenges for maturing democracies in Korea and Taiwan by Larry Jay Diamond( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two societies individually, but few adopt a comparative approach-and most focus mainly on the emergence of democracy or the politics of the democratization processes. This book, utilizing a broad, interdisciplinary approach, pays careful attention to post-democratization phenomena and the key issues that arise in maturing democracies. What emerges
Peasant protest & social change in colonial Korea by Gi-Wook Shin( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global talent : skilled labor as social capital in Korea by Gi-Wook Shin( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges between host and home countries. Gi-Wook Shin and Joon Nak Choi build on an emerging stream of research that conceptualizes global labor mobility as a positive-sum game in which countries and businesses benefit from building ties across geographic space, rather than the zero-sum game implied by the "global war for talent" and "brain drain" metaphors. The book empirically demonstrates its thesis by examination of the case of Korea: a state archetypical of those that have been embracing economic globalization while facing a demographic crisis—and one where the dominant narrative on the recruitment of skilled foreigners is largely negative. It reveals the unique benefits that foreign students and professionals can provide to Korea, by enhancing Korean firms' competitiveness in the global marketplace and by generating new jobs for Korean citizens rather than taking them away. As this research and its key findings are relevant to other advanced societies that seek to utilize skilled foreigners for economic development, the arguments made in this book offer insights that extend well beyond the Korean experience."--Publisher's website
Colonial modernity in Korea by Gi-Wook Shin( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of Korea during the colonial period (1910-45) has long been dominated by the nationalist paradigms of Japanese imperialist repression versus Korean nationalist resistance, colonial exploitation versus national development, and Japanese culture versus Korean culture. The twelve chapters in this volume seek to overcome the limitations of these binaries by adopting a more inclusive, pluralistic approach that stresses the complex relations among colonialism, modernity, and nationalism and sees them not as opposites but as a mutually reinforcing web of relations that continues to influence Korea today."--Jacket
Contentious Kwangju : the May 18 uprising in Korea's past and present( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the largest political protests in contemporary Korean history, the May 1980 Kwangju Uprising still exerts a profound, often contested, influence in Korean society. Through a deft combination of personal reflections and academic analysis, Contentious Kwangju offers a comprehensive examination of the multiple, shifting meanings of this seminal event and explains how the memory of Kwangju has affected Korean life from politics to culture. In keeping with the book's title, the essays offer competing interpretations of the Kw
Divergent memories : opinion leaders and the Asia-Pacific War by Gi-Wook Shin( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disputes over the history of World War II in Asia remain surprisingly intense. Divergent Memories examines the opinions of powerful individuals to pinpoint the sources of conflict, from Japanese colonialism in Korea and atrocities in China to the American decision to use atomic weapons against Japan. Without labeling any views as "distorted" or ignoring dissenting voices, Gi-Wook Shin and Daniel Sneider analyze how historical memory has developed, been formulated, and even been challenged in each case. --Cover
Confronting memories of World War II : European and Asian legacies by Daniel Chirot( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The legacy of the Second World War has been, like the war itself, an international phenomenon. In both Europe and Asia, common questions of criminality, guilt, and collaboration have intersected with history and politics on the local level to shape the way that wartime experience has been memorialized, reinterpreted, and used. By directly comparing European and Asian legacies, Confronting Memories of World War II, provides unique insight into the way that World War II continues to influence contemporary attitudes and politics on a global scale. The collection brings together experts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to explore the often overlooked commonalities between European and Asian handling of memories and reflections about guilt. These commonalities suggest new understandings of the war's legacy and the continuing impact of historical trauma. Daniel Chirot is Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Washington. Gi-Wook Shin is director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, as well as holder of the Tong Yang, Korea Foundation, and Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies. Daniel Sneider is associate director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center. Contributors include Thomas Berger, Frances Gouda, Julian T. Jackson, Fania Oz-Salzbe, Gilbert Rozman, Igor Torbakov, and Roger Petersen; "A provocative, timely, superbly documented volume on urgent moral, political and historical topics. There is no trace of idealization--the book is objective, clear-minded, and historically poignant. A substantial, truly enriching addition in terms of a global comparative approach"--Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland, College Park; "This truly 'international' edited volume on the issues of war, memory, and national identity explores how memories about wartime experiences--including criminality, collaboration and reconciliation--are shaped and reshaped, connected to questions of national identity, and used for domestic and international political purposes"--Patricia L. Maclachlan, University of Texas, Austin"--
Rethinking historical injustice and reconciliation in Northeast Asia : the Korean experience by Gi-Wook Shin( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korea is a nation that has addressed issues of both internal and external injustices from past wrongs that were committed in times of colonialism, war and dictatorship. Using examples of this injustice, this book focuses on Korea and looks towards reconci
Ethnic nationalism in Korea : genealogy, politics, and legacy by Gi-Wook Shin( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea : 2005 and beyond( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Korean social movements : from democracy to civil society by Gi-Wook Shin( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period. The contributors explore the transformation of Korean social movements from the democracy campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s to the rise of civil society struggles after 1987. South Korea was ruled by successive authoritarian regimes from 1948 to 1987 when the government decided to re-establish direct presidential elections. The book contends that the transition to a democratic government was motivated, in part, by the pressure from social movement groups that fought the state to bring about such democracy. After the transition, however, the movement groups found themselves in a qualitatively different political context which in turn galvanized the evolution of the social movement sector. Including an impressive array of case studies ranging from the women's movement, to environmental NGOs, and from cultural production to law, the contributors to this book enrich our understanding of the democratization process in Korea, and show that the social movement sector remains an important player in Korean politics today.? This book will appeal to students and scholars of Korean studies, Asian politics, political history and social movements
History textbooks and the wars in Asia : divided memories by Gi-Wook Shin( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian societies (China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) and the United States focusing on the period from the beginning of the Sino-Japanese war in 1931 until the formal conclusion of the Pacific War with the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951. The contributors analyse the recent efforts of Korean, Japanese, an
Cross currents : regionalism and nationalism in Northeast Asia( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First drafts of Korea : the U.S. media and perceptions of the last Cold War frontier( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond North Korea : future challenges to South Korea's security( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the west, a rising China seems intent on restoring its millennia-long influence over the entire peninsula. And domestically, the South must deal with the downsides of its enormously successful modernization, including the world's second-lowest birthrate, a rapidly aging society, economic slowdown', energy shortages, and environmental degradation. In view of the increasing U.S.-PRC rivalry, Seoul's failure to deal successfully with this myriad of security threats could risk not only its own peace and prosperity but also those of the region and even the world
Asia's middle powers? : the identity and regional policy of South Korea and Vietnam( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled transition : North Korea's politics, economy, and external relations( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / Gi-Wook Shin and Don Keyser -- The hereditary succession from Kim Jong-Il to Kim Jong-Un : its background, present situation and prospect / Hakjoon Kim -- North Korea's leadership succession : the logic and the process of succession to Kim Jong-Un / Yu-Hwan Koh -- North Korean domestic politics / Sandra Fahy -- Continuity and change : assessing North Korea's economic performance and prospects / William Newcomb -- North Korea's chronic food problem / Andrew S. Natsios -- An inconsolable divide : the roots of the Korean conundrum / Choe Sang-Hun -- North Korea's distorted view of the United States and Japan / David Straub and Daniel Sneider -- China's growing presence in the DPRK : origins, objectives, and implications / Thomas Fingar -- North Korea's relations with Europe / John Everard -- The political economy of unification : North Korea and implications of the German experience / Ruediger Frank -- North Korea and the fall of the Soviet Union and Soviet satellite states / Andrei Lankov -- Risky business : Chinese-style reform and the North Korean regime / Andrew Walder -- State under stress : prospects for transformation in North Korea / Daniel Sneider
Strategic, policy and social innovation for a post-industrial Korea : beyond the miracle( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Export-oriented industrialization has transformed the Korean economy so profoundly that it has become known as the "Miracle on the Han". Yet, this industrial model has become fragile, as Korea's chaebols are increasingly challenged by Chinese competitors. Attempts to seek out new engines of economic growth have failed, or remain under-developed, whilst a looming demographic crisis threatens to exacerbate Korea's problems. This book outlines a blueprint for overcoming these challenges, moving beyond the business strategies, government policies and socio-cultural patterns established under export-oriented industrialization. Written by a stellar line- up of international contributors, its central proposition is that social change is needed to support the strategic and operational transformation of the chaebol and SMEs. Specifically, it stresses the need for an appreciation of the gender, national and ethnic diversity emerging within the Korean workplace today. If properly leveraged, diversity has the potential to reduce the group think that hampers the creativity and responsiveness of Korean firms today, as well as facilitating greater success in overseas markets. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be useful to students and scholars Korean Studies, business, economics and sociology in East Asia."--
Internationalizing higher education in Korea : challenges and opportunities in comparative perspective( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Student mobility to and among higher education systems in Asia has reached unprecedented levels. In particular, inbound and outbound student mobility creates twin challenges-growing diversity in host countries and brain drain and circulation for sending countries-that have significant implications for growing intra-regional mobility, competition, and cooperation within Northeast Asia. This book examines these and other related, timely issues for the case of South Korea, a major player in the internationalization of higher education in Asia, and draws on the experiences of other key players in the region and beyond-Japan, China, Singapore, and the United States-to engage in a comparative discussion of Korea's successes, failures, and ongoing challenges. By doing so, Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea offers critical perspectives on the internationalization of Korean higher education as well as innovative, policy-relevant solutions for Asian countries undergoing similar challenges. It will be a valuable addition to the growing literature on comparative and international education in Asia and can aid university administrators and policymakers striving to internationalize their higher education systems to meet new challenges"--
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Colonial modernity in Korea
Colonial modernity in KoreaContentious Kwangju : the May 18 uprising in Korea's past and presentRethinking historical injustice and reconciliation in Northeast Asia : the Korean experienceEthnic nationalism in Korea : genealogy, politics, and legacyNorth Korea : 2005 and beyondSouth Korean social movements : from democracy to civil societyHistory textbooks and the wars in Asia : divided memoriesCross currents : regionalism and nationalism in Northeast Asia
Alternative Names
Gi-Wook Shin.

Gi-Wook Shin 1961-

Ki-uk Sin.

Shin, Gi-Wook.

Shin, Gi-Wook 1961-...

Shin, Giwook

Sin, Gi Ug 1961-

Sin, Ki-uk

Sin Ki-Uk 1961-....

Sinn Ki-Ook 1961-....

신 기욱

신, 기욱 1961-

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