Charles K. Armstrong

Charles K. Armstrong is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of History, at Columbia University. He is the author of Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950–1992 and The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950, both from Cornell, and The Koreas, editor of Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State, and coeditor of Korea at the Center: Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia.


Tyranny of the Weak
North Korea and the World, 1950–1992
Charles K. Armstrong
From the Korean War to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this book shows how, despite its objective weakness, North Korea has managed for much of its history to deal with the outside world to maximum advantage.



The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950
Charles K. Armstrong
Armstorng examines the genesis of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) both as an important yet rarely studied example of a communist state and as part of modern Korean history.








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