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The Aquariums of Pyongyang : Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag.

Author: Pierre Rigoulot; Chun-Won Kang; Yair Reiner
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, New York : Perseus Books Group [distributor] Aug. 2005 ;
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent opposition movements and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education." Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Rigoulot; Chun-Won Kang; Yair Reiner
ISBN: 9780465011049 0465011047 1283072882 9781283072885
OCLC Number: 842264756
Target Audience: Trade; 16-up; 9
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents --
Preface for the Revised Edition --
Introduction --
1 A Happy Childhood in Pyongyang --
2 Money and the Revolution Can Get Along --
3 Next Year in Pyongyang! --
4 In a Concentration Camp at the Age of Nine --
5 Work Group Number 10 --
6 The Wild Boar: A Teacher Armed and Ready to Strike --
7 Death of a Black Champion --
8 Corn, Roaches, and Snake Brandy --
9 Death at Yodok --
10 The Much-Coveted Rabbits --
11 Madness Stalks the Prisoners --
12 Biweekly Criticism and Self-Criticism --
13 Public Executions and Postmortem Stonings --
14 Love at Yodok --
15 Sojourn in the Mountain --
18 Ten Years in the Camp: Thank You, Kim Il-sung! --
Untitled --
18 The Camp Threatens Again --
19 Escape to China --
20 Small-Time Prostitution and Big-Time Smuggling in Dalian --
21 Arrival in South Korea --
22 Adapting to a Capitalist World --
Epilogue Pursuing Aid for North Korea.

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Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.  Read more...

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"A chilling testimony.... Freezes the heart and seizes the soul."--Kirkus Reviews "A triumph against silence."--Financial Times "The Aquariums of Pyongyang is one of the most terrifying memoirs I Read more...

 
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