Ask a North Korean : defectors talk about their lives inside the world's most secretive nation / Daniel Tudor ; foreword by Andrei Lankov ; translations by Elizabeth Jae, Nara Han, Ashley Cho and Daniel Tudor.
By: Tudor, Daniel.
Contributor(s): Lankov, A. N. (Andrei Nikolaevich) [writer of foreword.] | Jae, Elizabeth [translator.] | Han, Nara [translator.] | Cho, Ashley [translator.].Material type: BookPublisher: Tokyo, Japan : Tuttle Publishing, Copyright date: ©2017Description: 256 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780804849333; 0804849331.Subject(s): Defectors -- Korea (North) | Koreans -- Interviews | Korea (North) -- History | Korea (North) -- Social conditions | Korea (North) -- Economic conditionsGenre/Form: Personal narratives.DDC classification: 951.9305 | 362.87095193 Summary: The long-running "Ask a North Korean" column produced by NK News in Washington D.C. invites readers to ask questions of recent North Korean defectors about everyday issues that are not generally discussed in the media. Various aspects of life in North Korea are discussed in this book through a series of interviews . These interviews show that even in the world's most authoritarian regime, there is still a degree of normality and continuity.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"In his new book, Ask a North Korean, Daniel Tudor--a former Economist journalist and current Korean beer entrepreneur-- wants people to understand the true lives of everyday North Koreans. Using translated essays written by defectors, the book covers topics from politics to pornography." -- The Boston Globe
The weekly column Ask A North Korean, published by NK News , invites readers from around the world to pose questions to North Korean defectors . Adapted from the long-running column, these fascinating interviews provide authentic firsthand testimonies about life in North Korea and what is really happening inside the "Hermit Kingdom."
North Korean contributors to this book include: "Seong" who went to South Korea after dropping out during his final year of university. He is now training to be an elementary school teacher. "Kang" who left North Korea in 2005. He now lives in London, England. "Cheol" who was from South Hamgyeong in North Korea and is now a second-year university student in Seoul. "Park" worked and studied in Pyongyang before defecting to the U.S. in 2011. He is now studying at a U.S. college.
Ask A North Korean sheds critical light on all aspects of North Korean politics and society and shows that, even in the world's most authoritarian regime, life goes on in ways that are very different from what outsiders may think. Begin to understand North Korea through the eyes of those who know it best--its defectors.
"From the popular blog "Ask a North Korean""--Cover.
The long-running "Ask a North Korean" column produced by NK News in Washington D.C. invites readers to ask questions of recent North Korean defectors about everyday issues that are not generally discussed in the media. Various aspects of life in North Korea are discussed in this book through a series of interviews . These interviews show that even in the world's most authoritarian regime, there is still a degree of normality and continuity.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Foreword (p. 7)
- Introduction (p. 9)
- Contributors (p. 12)
- Part 1 Economic Life (p. 15)
- Part 2 The Powers That Be (p. 41)
- Part 3 Media and Information (p. 67)
- Part 4 Pyongyang vs. the Rest (p. 89)
- Part 5 The Outside World (p. 107)
- Part 6 Comparing North and South (p. 131)
- Part 7 Health and Welfare (p. 149)
- Part 8 Defection from North Korea (p. 167)
- Part 9 Religion and Spirituality (p. 187)
- Part 10 Love, Sex, Relationships (p. 201)
- Part 11 Fun and Leisure (p. 217)
- Part 12 Any Other Questions? (p. 235)