The Korean Peninsula

A selection of books to guide you through the past and present of North and South Korea.

The World Today Updated 27 September 2020 Published 1 August 2020 2 minute READ

Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles
Simon Winchester,
Harper Collins, £15.99

This book depicts the author’s journey through South Korea, walking from the country’s southernmost Jeju Island all the way north to the demilitarized zone. Winchester does a great job at showcasing the lives and personalities of Koreans, the history behind the locations visited and the evolution of the country since the Korean War.

The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan
Chunghee Sarah Soh,
University of Chicago Press, £24

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