"Robinson's study helps us understand the climate that developed in Korea under the Japanese and why, after Liberation, the Koreans themselves seemed to split so readily along cold war lines."
"The book is valuable enough because it provides a background to contemporary or recent events. More than this, though, it is invaluable since it provides an unbiased dissection of a five-year-long intellectual movement. It should be essential reading for anyone concerned with Korean history."
-Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies