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The Resource North Korea confidential : private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors, Daniel Tudor & James Pearson

North Korea confidential : private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors, Daniel Tudor & James Pearson

Label
North Korea confidential : private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors
Title
North Korea confidential
Title remainder
private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Tudor & James Pearson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors. North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the larger, richer, liberal South, and which forces each and every person to play a role in the "theater state" even as it pays little more than lip service to the wellbeing of the overwhelming majority. With this deeply anachronistic system eventually failed in the 1990s, it triggered a famine that decimated the countryside and obliterated the lives of many hundreds of thousands of people. However, it also changed life forever for those who survived. A lawless form of marketization came to replace the iron rice bowl of work in state companies, and the Orwellian mind control of the Korean Workers' Party was replaced for many by dreams of trade and profit. A new North Korea Society was born from the horrors of the era one that is more susceptible to outside information than ever before with the advent of k-pop and video-carrying USB sticks. This is the North Korean society that is described in this book. In seven fascinating chapters the authors explore what life is actually like in modern North Korea today for the ordinary "man and woman on the street." They interview experts and tap a broad variety of sources to bring a startling new insider's view of North Korean society from members of Pyongyang's ruling families to defectors from different periods and regions, to diplomats and NGOs with years of experience in the country, to cross-border traders from neighboring China, and textual accounts appearing in English, Korean and Chinese sources. The resulting stories reveal the horror as well as the innovation and humor which abound in this fascinating country
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1982-
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Tudor, Daniel
Dewey number
951.93
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HN730.6.A8
  • JC599.K7
LC item number
  • T83 2015
  • T836 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pearson, James
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  • Crime
  • Fashion
  • Human rights
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Label
North Korea confidential : private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors, Daniel Tudor & James Pearson
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114269930
  • 31223114269948
Bibliography note
Includes bibiographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The North Korean markets : how they work, where they are, and how much things cost -- Leisure time in North Korea -- Who is in charge? -- Crime and punishment in North Korea -- Clothes, fashion, and trends -- Communications -- Social divisions -- Will North Korea collapse?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
192 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804844581
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 887850208
  • (OCoLC)887850208
Label
North Korea confidential : private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors, Daniel Tudor & James Pearson
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114269930
  • 31223114269948
Bibliography note
Includes bibiographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The North Korean markets : how they work, where they are, and how much things cost -- Leisure time in North Korea -- Who is in charge? -- Crime and punishment in North Korea -- Clothes, fashion, and trends -- Communications -- Social divisions -- Will North Korea collapse?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
192 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804844581
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 887850208
  • (OCoLC)887850208

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