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All but closed to outside visitors and influence, its public posture guarded and combative, we see almost nothing from inside North Korea. Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris has had rare access to this reclusive country, traveling within its borders as well as documenting life along its northern border with China and the highly militarized DMZ dividing North and South Korea. His images are amazing: the monumental architecture and empty streets of the capital; tightly controlled zones of economic and tourist trade with South Korea; mass games featuring 100,000 choreographed participants. Short essays, extended captions, and a foreword by North Korea expert Bruce Cumings further illuminate a country increasingly at the center of international politics.

Book News Annotation:

Widely published photographer Harris offers readers a stunning look inside North Korea's isolated borders. Approximately 380 full-page images, accompanied by short essays and captions, display towering nationalist monuments in Pyongyang, military life and families, the colorful spectacle of the Arirang mass games, sparse cities and public transit, industrial wastelands and natural wonders, village life along the borders and the Demilitarized Zone abutting South Korea, and the ubiquitous Soviet-style representations of Worker's Party leaders Kim II Sung and Kim Jong II. Oversize: 9.25x12.25". Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Mark Edward Harris has traveled and photographed in more than 70 countries. He lives in Los Angeles.

Bruce Cumings is the author of North Korea: Another Country and Korea's Place in the Sun, and the two-volume Origins of the Korean War, and is a professor of history at the University of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811857512
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
General
Foreword by:
Cumings, Bruce
Foreword:
Cumings, Bruce
Author:
Harris, Trudy Nicholas Trudy Nicholas Tr
Author:
Cumings, Bruce
Author:
Harris, Mark Edward
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Korea (north)
Subject:
Photojournalism
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Publication Date:
20070308
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9.5 x 1 in 3.2 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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