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The hidden people of North Korea

Ralph C. Hassig

The hidden people of North Korea

everyday life in the hermit kingdom

by Ralph C. Hassig

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kim, Chŏng-il, -- 1942- -- Influence,
  • Political culture -- Korea (North),
  • Korea (North) -- Social life and customs,
  • Korea (North) -- Social conditions,
  • Korea (North) -- Economic conditions,
  • Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRalph C. Hassig and Kongdan Oh.
    ContributionsOh, Kong Dan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS932.7 .H37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23643453M
    ISBN 109780742567184, 9780742567207
    LC Control Number2009029786

    Your first choice is John Merrill’s Korea: The Peninsular Origins of the War.. Like several of the best books on the Korean War, this one is out of print. When David Halberstam was doing his book on the Korean War a few years ago he wrote that he went to a public library and he found 88 books on the Vietnam War and four on the Korean War, and I think that says a lot about the general lack of.   Some of the accusations leveled against North Korea in the Western media and popular press may have a basis in fact, others are more questionable. But until recently, substantive knowledge of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was notable mainly for its absence.

      North Korea remains among the world’s most repressive countries. Under the Kim family’s rule, basic freedoms and access to needs have been severely restricted and continue to get frighteningly worse. Akin to Hitler’s Germany, North Korea operates secret prison camps where people are violently tortured, abused and forced into hard labour. The Accusation is a collection of stories from an anonymous North Korean writer who is still living in the closed-off country. The book was actually smuggled across the border into South Korea, where it was published in It is unique among novels from North Korean authors because it is not a memoir of a specific person’s escape to a better life.

    The illusion of unity: despite appearances, North Koreans are not all of one mind, united around their leader -- The life of the leader: given the opportunity, dictators dictate -- The economic system: command socialism does not work -- The economy of everyday life: most people find a way to make a living -- The information environment. The Korean War, which began 70 years ago today, inflicted unimaginable horrors upon the people of Korea, north and south of the 38th parallel. From carpet-bombing to mass executions, the US and its South Korean allies were responsible for some of the worst atrocities. Korean War refugees in Haengju, Korea, on June 9,


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"The Hidden People" reaffirms that status by showcasing their superb ability to synthesize a Cited by:   In The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom, longtime Korea watchers Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh cover topics from the ruling Kims down to the struggles of ordinary North Koreans.

In their view, buttressed by. North Koreans remain hungry and oppressed, yet the outside world is slowly filtering in, and the book concludes by urging the United States to flood North Korea with information so that its people can make decisions based on truth rather than their dictator's ubiquitous : Ralph Hassig.

Top 10 books about North Korea | Books | The Guardian. This unique book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of life in North Korea today.

Drawing on decades of experience, noted experts Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh explore a world few outsiders can imagine. In vivid detail, the authors describe how the secretive and authoritarian government of Kim Jong-il shapes every aspect of its citizens' lives, how the command socialist.

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The book that began my obsession with North Korea. With a clear-eyed journalist’s approach, Demick interviewed a dozen defectors who had all fled Chongjin.

The Hidden People of North Korea. This control has loosened slightly since the late s, but North Koreans remain hungry and oppressed. Yet the outside world is slowly filtering in, and the book concludes by urging the United States to flood North Korea with information so that its people can make decisions based on truth rather than their dictator's ubiquitous propaganda.

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Draw. The third book you’ve chosen is Kim Jong-il: North Korea’s Dear Leader by Michael Breen, a close look at the nation’s former leader. The book gives readers unique insights into the personal life of North Korea’s second dictator.

I hope it book is loaded onto the USBs that are smuggled into North Korea to give the people a sense of the true nature of their ‘Dear Leader’. Uncovering the Hidden History of the Korean War. The Korean War, which began 70 years ago today, inflicted unimaginable horrors upon the people of Korea, north and south.

Their new study, The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom, is a direct challenge to Kim Jong-Il and his regime. In the opening to the book.

This unique book, now fully updated, provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of life in North Korea today.

Drawing on decades of experience, noted experts Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh explore a world few outsiders can imagine. In vivid detail, the authors describe how the secretive and autho. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is a part-novelization of interviews with refugees from Chongjin, North Korea, written by Los Angeles Times journalist Barbara Demick.

Inthe book was awarded the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for was also a nonfiction finalist for the National Book Award in The title comes from the children's theme song of the   Set in North Korea, South Korea and the United States from the postwar era to contemporary times, this is a great compilation for readers who want to learn about the broad Korean experience from the perspective of a variety of young narrators.

Review, excerpt, article & reading guide. On the basis of that trip, I was able to write a fairly detailed front-page story about North Korea’s energy crisis. Journalists can also sneak a glimpse of North Korea from the Chinese border. On a trip last summer, I traveled with three South Koreans along much of the mile-long border between North Korea and China.

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Hassig, Author, Kongdan Oh, Author Rowman & Littlefield Publishers $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. No matter how many economic sanctions are placed on North Korea, there always seems to be enough money to support the political elites, with plenty left over for nuclear weapons and missiles.

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I travel a lot myself, sometimes to the unusual, weird and.