Korea the Impossible Country
South Korea has long been overshadowed by Japan and China, but this small country is one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just fifty years into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that serves a model for other countries. How is it able to achieve this, with no natural resources and a tradition of authoritarian rule? Who are the Koreans – and did they accomplish this second Asian miracle? Having accomplished it, what will they do now?
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Daniel Tudor has lived in Seoul for many years and served as Korea Correspondent for The Economist from 2010u2013. His book, North Korea Confidential (with James Pearson), was selected by The Economist as one of the best books of 2015. He holds degrees from Oxford University and Manchester University in England and has worked in finance in both Korea and Switzerland.