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

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

written by Kang Chʻŏr-hwan, 1968- and Pierre Rigoulot, 1944- (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2001, originally published 2000), 265 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
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 and providing a personal insight into life in North Korea. Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.
Field of Interest
Global Issues
Author
Kang Chʻŏr-hwan, 1968-, Pierre Rigoulot, 1944-
Publisher
Basic Books
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2005 by Perseus Book Group
Content Type
Book
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2000
Page Count
265
Publication Year
2001
Publisher
Basic Books
Place Published / Released
New York, NY
Subject
Global Issues, World History, Social Sciences, History, Individual and Groups Rights, War and Violence, Political and Social Movements, Border Enforcement and Control, Korea and its Borders, Social conflict, Internment camps, Political prisoners, Politics & Policy, Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos, Guerra y Violencia, Guerra e Violência, Movimientos Políticos y Sociales, Movimentos Sociais e Políticos, Corea del Norte, Coréia do Norte, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea, North Koreans, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Translator
Yair Reiner, fl. 2001
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos, Guerra y Violencia, Guerra e Violência, Movimientos Políticos y Sociales, Movimentos Sociais e Políticos, Corea del Norte, Coréia do Norte, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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