The Partition of Korea After World War II

A Global History
Author(s): 
James Lee, Jongsoo
ISBN: 
1403969825
Date published: 
June 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
248

Drawing on multi-archival research in Korean, Russian and English, this book raises and answers new questions about the division of Korea in 1945 and the failure of all efforts for Korean reunification taken between 1945 and 1948 by actors, both Korean and foreign. The main question answered is the complexity and changes in Stalin's policy toward Korea. Lee argues that the trusteeship decision is the key to understanding the division's origins and how it became a permanent one.