The Hidden People of North Korea

The Hidden People of North Korea

Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom

Book - 2015
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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 authoritarian government of Kim Jong-un shapes every aspect of its citizens' lives, how the command socialist economy has utterly failed, and how ordinary individuals struggle to survive through small-scale capitalism. Weighing the very limited individual rights allowed, the authors illustrate how the political class system and the legal system serve solely as tools of the regime.
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781442237186
144223718X
9781442237193
1442237198
9781442237179
1442237171
Branch Call Number: 951.93 H35h
Characteristics: ix, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Oh, Kong Dan

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