The book examines the process of national integration and
modernization in the PRC and North Korea. Using a paradigm of
development, the study compares and contrasts the two Asian communist
systems in terms of their system goals, policy strategies, and
social and cultural consequences. In view of the endemic reform
movements in the European communist systems, the book is especially
significant as it provides useful clues for the inferent problems
and limitations imbedded in socialist strategies toward development.