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North of the DMZ : Essays on Daily Life in North Korea.

Author: A N Lanʹkov
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2007.
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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 mature Stalinism characterized by manipulation, brutality and tight social control. Nevertheless, some citizens of Kim Jong Il's regime manage to transcend his tyranny in their daily existence. This book describes that difficult but determined existence and the world that the North Koreans have created  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lankov, Andrei.
North of the DMZ : Essays on Daily Life in North Korea.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A N Lanʹkov
ISBN: 9780786451418 0786451416 1306298717 9781306298711
OCLC Number: 867931282
Notes: To Take a Wife ...
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages)
Contents: North of The DMZ; Contents; Preface; Part 1. Leaders Dear and Great ... ; The Sacral Badges; Names for the Earthly God; Carved in Rock; Written in Stone; Taking a Leaf from His Father's Book; Museums of Merit; The Big Picture; Learning to Be a Loyal Soldier of the Dear Leader; What's in a Nam; Part 2. In Times of Propaganda; In the Land of Meetings; Self-Criticism; National Symbols; The Kim Family Tree; Great Song and Dance; Making History; The American Dream; Part 3. The Arts and the Media; Radio Days; Cable Radio; The Face Value of Nodong Sinmun; Bringing Home the ... Television; The Newscast. The Reel ThingPart 4. The Workers' Paradise? The Social Structure of the DPRKA Rank; A Rank System; A Family Tradition; A Woman's Place ... ; Women at the Top; Part 5. Pyongyang; The Mythic Capital; Thanks for the Memorials; Go To, Let Us Build Us a City and a Tower, Whose Top May Reach Unto Heaven ... ; Harmonica Houses; Haute Cuisine, Kim Il Sung Style; On Ondols and Moon Villages; Part 6. Daily Lives; Bathed in Socialism; Crime and Other Misadventures; Strong Spirits; Communication Breakdown; The Northern Drawback; Keeping Up with the Kims; Uniform Trends; Part 7. Recreation and Fashion. Fashion, After a FashionTime for a Holiday; Having Fun; Part 8. Family Matters; For Brokers or for Worse; Love and Propaganda; Marriage Lore; The Main Event; Kisaeng It All Good-Bye?; Part 9. All Things Which Move; Letting the Bicycle Ride; A Fleeting Industry; Hot Air Rises at a Snail's Pace; To Be a Chauffeur; Not So Airborne; The Beaten Track; The Marble Underground; All Down the Line; Nostalgia for Trolley-Buses; Part 10. Big Brother Is Watching; A Peep-Hole into North Korea; Forget the Predators, Remember the Victims; Grannies in Charge; Guess Who's Coming After Dinner ... Personal IdentificationGullible Travels; Go South, Young Man; The Ideal World; Part 11. How Does the System Work?; Treated Like Mushrooms; Boot Camp, Forever!; The Health of Totalitarianism; The Party Game; Belt-Tightening; Belonging; North Korea's Missionary Position; Honoring the Order of Medals; Part 12. Schools; Schools Both Great and Small; The Studied Life; Part 13. It's Economics ... ; A Tenderly Legal Currency; Show Me the Color of (North Korea's) Money; The North Korean "Salaryman"; On Cheeses and Other Matters; Rason Sez; An Accidental Sez; The Currency of Currency; Currency Reforms. Part 14. Foreign AffairsKeeping an Eye on the Foreigners; Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It ... ; Family Allowance; Money Grows on Trees; A School of Thought; Part 15. On Spying, Smuggling and Kidnapping; Cigarettes, and Whiskey, and Wild, Wild ... Diplomats; The Secrets of Room 39; Intelligence Quotient in North Korea? High!; Of Disappearing Maidens and Fisherfolk; Piano, Piano; Kidnapping 101; Almost Brought the House Down; Red Faces in Rangoon; Still Waters Run Deep; Of Midgets and Fish-Nets; Part 16. North Koreans Overseas, Foreigners in North Korea; International Relations.
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