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

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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 Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.

Synopsis:

The first personal documentation of life in the North Korean labor camps from a survivor and escapee of the communist regime's prisons

About the Author

Kang Chol-hwan lives and works in Seoul, where he is a staff writer for Chosun Ilbo, a daily newspaper in South Korea. Pierre Rigoulot is a journalist, historian, and human rights activist living in Paris, France. He is the author of numerous books on the history of political repression and contributed the North Korean chapter to the best-selling The Black Book of Communism (Harvard University Press).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465011025
Subtitle:
Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
Translator:
Reiner, Yair
Author:
Chol-Hwan, Kang
Author:
Kang, Chol-hwan
Author:
Reiner, Yair
Author:
Rigoulot, Pierre
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Concentration camps
Subject:
Political prisoners
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Subject:
Child concentration camp inmates
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20020904
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in 10.40 oz

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