Martin Hart-Landsberg, Ph.D., "is professor of Economics and director of the Political Economy program at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon; and Adjunct Researcher at the Institute for Social Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea. His areas of teaching and research include economic development, international economics, and the political economy of East Asia. He is the author/editor of six books, including Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy (Ashgate Publishers, 2007); Korea: Division, Reunification, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Monthly Review Press, 1998); and The Rush to Development: Economic Change and Political Struggle in South Korea (Monthly Review Press, 1993). He is an editor of the journal Critical Asian Studies and a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Scholars Concerned about Korea. He has also served as consultant for the Korea program of the American Friends Service Committee."