Science in Modern and Contemporary Korean Society is a remarkable book, the first work in the history of science in modern and contemporary Korea since Kwahakkisulsa (History of Science and Technology), volume 3 of Hyondae hanguk munhwasa taegye (The Cultural History of Contemporary Korea) (Seoul: Korea University Press, 1977), and Hanguk kwahak kisul 30 nyonsa (History of Science and Technology in Korea for the Past Thirty Years) (Seoul: Korean Federation of Scientific and Technological Societies, 1980). It was edited by Kim Yung Sik, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Seoul National University, and Kim Geun-Bae, a forerunner in the history of science in modern and contemporary Korea at the Department of Science Studies, Chonbuk National University, and the author of The Emergence of Modern Korean Scientific and Technological Manpower (2005; reviewed by Min Suh Son, EASTS...

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