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North of the DMZ : essays on daily life in North Korea

Author: A N Lanʹkov
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Book describes the difficult but determined existence that North Koreans have created for themselves in the face of oppression. The book introduces the political system and the extent to which it permeates citizens' daily lives; discusses the schools, the economic system, and family life; treats the changes that have taken place in North Korea over the last decade"--Provided by publisher.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lanʹkov, A.N. (Andreĭ Nikolaevich).
North of the DMZ.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A N Lanʹkov
ISBN: 9780786428397 0786428392
OCLC Number: 81252830
Description: xi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Leaders dear and great --
In times of propaganda --The arts and the media --
The workers' paradise? the social structure of the DPRK --
Pyongyang --
Daily lives --
Recreation and fashion --
Family matters --
All things which move --
Big Brother is watching --
How does the system work? --
Schools --
It's economics --
Foreign affairs --
On spying, smuggling and kidnapping --
North Koreans overseas, foreigners in North Korea --
Defectors --
The unnoticed death of North Korean Stalinism.
Responsibility: Andrei Lankov.
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The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea for over 60 years. Most of that period has found the country suffering under Stalinism characterized by manipulation, brutality and tight social control. This  Read more...


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