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The Resource Dear Leader, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee

Dear Leader, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee

Label
Dear Leader
Title
Dear Leader
Statement of responsibility
Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic. Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping tighten the regime's grip over its people. Among his tasks were developing the founding myth of North Korea, posing undercover as a South Korean intellectual and writing epic poems in support of the dictator, Kim Jong-il. Young and ambitious, his patriotic work secured him a bizarre audience with Kim Jong-il himself, thus granting him special status as one of the 'Admitted'. This meant special food provisions, a travel pass and immunity from prosecution and harm. He was privy to state secrets, including military and diplomatic policies, how the devastating 'Scrutiny' was effected, and the real position of one of the country's most powerful, elusive men, Im Tong-ok. Because he was praised by the Dear Leader himself, he had every reason to feel satisfied with his lot and safe. Yet he could not ignore his conscience, or the disparity between his life and that of those he saw starving on the street. After breaking security rules, Jang Jin-sung, together with a close friend, was forced to flee for his life: away from lies and deceit, towards truth and freedom."--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951.93051092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS935.7773.J36
LC item number
A3 2014b
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dear Leader, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's preface -- Prologue: May 1999 -- Part one: Dictator (1. Psychological warfare ; 2. Going home ; 3. My hometown transformed ; 4. The crime of peering over the border ; 5. A farewell sin ; 6. In the rifle sight) -- Part two: Fugitive (1. 'Yanbian looks to the world, the world to Yanbian!' ; 2. Framed for murder ; 3. Annals of the Kim dynasty ; 4. Criminal operatiosn ; 5. North Korean women sold as pigs ; 6. At a loss ; 7. Farewell, Young-min) -- Part three: Freedom (1. From Yanji to Shenyang ; 2. A fateful meeting with Wang Cho-rin ; 3. Becoming a piano teacher ; 4. The Kim Jong-il strategy ; 5. Meeting Cho-rin's 'intended' ; 6. A murderous regime ; 7. Long live freedom!) -- Epilogue -- Afterword: The future of North Korea
Control code
ocn872726781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781846044199
Lccn
2014407518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872726781
  • (Sirsi) a2043328
Label
Dear Leader, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's preface -- Prologue: May 1999 -- Part one: Dictator (1. Psychological warfare ; 2. Going home ; 3. My hometown transformed ; 4. The crime of peering over the border ; 5. A farewell sin ; 6. In the rifle sight) -- Part two: Fugitive (1. 'Yanbian looks to the world, the world to Yanbian!' ; 2. Framed for murder ; 3. Annals of the Kim dynasty ; 4. Criminal operatiosn ; 5. North Korean women sold as pigs ; 6. At a loss ; 7. Farewell, Young-min) -- Part three: Freedom (1. From Yanji to Shenyang ; 2. A fateful meeting with Wang Cho-rin ; 3. Becoming a piano teacher ; 4. The Kim Jong-il strategy ; 5. Meeting Cho-rin's 'intended' ; 6. A murderous regime ; 7. Long live freedom!) -- Epilogue -- Afterword: The future of North Korea
Control code
ocn872726781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781846044199
Lccn
2014407518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872726781
  • (Sirsi) a2043328

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