Korean Embassy in America
Korean Embassy in America is the first book published on the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. It is the crown jewel among the 90 Korean diplomatic missions that Korea maintains abroad. Through text and photo illustrations, the book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the launching of the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1949. It begins with the historical background of early Korean-American relations and the first Korean Legation Office in the United States established in 1888. It continues with the functional link between the Embassy and the home government, as well as the Embassy and the host government.
Major events and developments discussed include the birth of a democratic Republic of Korea and the U.S. role in it, the Korean War, the military coup, economic growth, major political upheavals, and the rebirth of civilian governments. Also included are major policy shifts, e.g., the sunshine policy and U.S. attitudes. All topics are written about in lucid detail. The accomplishments, trials and tribulations of the 18 Ambassadors and the perspectives and accounts of several Ministers makes this book a must-read for anyone interested in past and present Korean-American relations and diplomatic relations in general.
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