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Author Azad, Shirzad,
Title Koreans in Iran : missiles, markets and myths / Shirzad Azad.
Imprint New York : Algora Publishing, [2018]

Author Azad, Shirzad,
Subject Iran -- Foreign relations -- Korea (South)
Korea (South) -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- Korea (North)
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
Description 1 online resource (x, 165 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "As tensions rise again, few of us are aware that the two Koreas have been quite active in Iran ever since the 1960s. The author, an Iranian expert on Iranian-East Asian relations, looks into the reasons behind the significant political, cultural, and above all commercial ties."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Preface; Introduction; The Literature And Its Limitations; Plan Of The Book; Chapter 1. Incompatible Yet Inundated: Diplomatic, Political, And Military Links; The Classical Connections; Landing On Terra Nova: Modern Korea Discovers Iran; Switching Allegiance: The Post-Pahlavi Era; The War And Its Spoils For Both Koreas; Rekindling The Ties That Barely Bind; Vowing To Move Forward: Putting A Spotlight On Tehran-Pyongyang Ties; The Fictitious Axis: Iran And North Korea Team Up; In One Single Package: Muddling Through Sanctions; On The Coattails Of The Nuclear Deal: The East-West Rivalry In Iran Heats Up; The Tie-Up Trip: Park Visits Tehran; Contingent Upon: Political Perturbation And Bewildering Bafflegab; The Balancing Act: Attachment To Both Iranians And Arabs; New Dynamism In The Tehran-Pyongyang Partnership; The Sepulchral Sinking Of the Sanchi: The Plot Thickens In Iran's Peculiar Ties To Two Koreas.
Chapter 2. A Gravy Train Never To Get Off: Economic and Financial Spoils; From the Ground Up; Balance of Trade -- Aside from Oil; The Ssangyang Swag: Presage to a Precarious Partnership; The Era Of Reconstruction And Reforms: The "Look-East" Policy; The Crippling Sanctions: When Free Trade Becomes Forced Trade; One Stone Two Birds: The Blocked Funds; Mortgaged Markets: The Omnipresence Of Korean Brands; The Imports Mafia: The Tip of the Spear; The Role of Smuggling and the Black Market; A Less Visible Factor: From Being a Model To Being the Contrary; In Search of a Model: From a Second Secular Japan to an Islamic Korea in the Making; Table 1. Fertility rate (births/woman) in Iran, Japan, and South Korea, selected years; Vowing to Follow a New Course: Turning Trade Ties Into Strategic Economic Relations; Limits to Capital and Technology Transfer; Table 2. International ranking based on nominal gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016; Prospects for Iranian-North Korean Economic Ties.
Chapter 3. Mesmerized By Myths: Cultural Commotions; Culture and Modern Economy; Foreign Culture In Contemporary Iran; The Advent of East Asian Cultures; Iranian-Korean Cultural Exchanges in Contemporary History; Hallyu Makes Inroads Into Iran; Twisting Long-Lasting Realities For Instant Interests; The Ignorance Factor: When Knowing A Little Helps Hallyu; The "Imports Mafia" Hires the Media; Dreaming of A Deus Ex Machina; An Unsung Contribution of the Persian Language; Other Influential Elements; Prospects of Korean Culture In Iran; Table 3. Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film; North Korean Cultural Presence in Iran; Conclusion; Appendix: Report on the ROK's First Goodwill Mission to Iran; Index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 26, 2018).
ISBN 1628943351 (electronic book)
9781628943351 (electronic bk.)
9781628943337 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1032291195
Additional Format Print version: Azad, Shirzad. Koreans in Iran. New York : Algora Publishing, [2018] 9781628943337 (DLC) 2018014299

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