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Inside North Korea's theocracy : the rise and sudden fall of Jang Song-thaek /
Ra Jong-yil ; translated by Jinna Park.
imprint
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2019]
description
xvi, 200 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
1438473737, 9781438473734, 9781438473741
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imprint
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2019]
isbn
1438473737
9781438473734
9781438473741
contents note
In the shadow of greatness -- A shadow cast across love -- Edgy romance -- Kim Kyong-hui's residence -- The dark side of success -- Northern snakehead and rice -- Sunshine, shade, and shadows -- The past is never dead.
general note
"This book (previously entitled Path of Jang Sung-Taek) was first published in Korea in 2016" -- Title page verso.
abstract
First published in Korean in 2016, 'Inside North Korea?s Theocracy' offers a fascinating and rare look at the lives of several of the regime?s key leaders. Its primary focus is Jang Song-thaek, a talented and reformminded member of the political ruling class who was executed in 2013. Jang was the son-in-law of North Korean founder, Kim Il-sung; brother-in-law of its second leader, Kim Jong-il; and uncle to its current leader, Kim Jong-un. The author traces Jang?s life from his youth as a brilliant student in Pyongyang to his eventual marriage to Kim Kyong-hui and his rising power as a businessman to, ultimately, his untimely death. In addition to biographical sketches of Jang, his wife, and brother-in-law, Ra Jong-yil provides first-hand impressions of life in North Korea and illuminates the inner workings of its government.00Transl. from Korean by Jinna Park.
catalogue key
12359530
 
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