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The Resource The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag, Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner

The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag, Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner

Label
The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag
Title
The aquariums of Pyongyang
Title remainder
ten years in a North Korean gulag
Statement of responsibility
Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. Fearing that influence from beyond its borders might corrupt the "ideological unity of the People and Party," North Korean leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime. No organized, active opposition movement exists, either at home or abroad, and few have ever managed to leave the country. Western journalists and historians have had little access to any information apart from official Party documents and propaganda. And until now, not much was known about the concentration camps where dissidents and others requiring "re-education" have been sent." "Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these labor camps to escape the "hermit kingdom" and tell his story to the world. In collaboration with French journalist and historian Pierre Rigoulot, Kang reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labor, frequent public executions and near-starvation rations that Kang supplemented with rats and bugs. This publication is the first of its kind to document the extreme conditions in these gulags, and provides a personal insight into life in North Korea." "Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this story of one young man's personal suffering finally gives eye-witness proof to a neglected and ongoing chapter of modern history."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Kang, Ch'ŏr-hwan
Dewey number
  • 365/.45/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9815.6
LC item number
.K3613 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rigoulot, Pierre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kang, Ch'ŏr-hwan
  • Political prisoners
  • Concentration camps
  • Forced labor
  • Korea (North)
Label
The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag, Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46836910
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780465011018
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001035474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag, Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46836910
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780465011018
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001035474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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