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North Korea: The Paranoid Peninsula: A Modern History / Edition 2

North Korea: The Paranoid Peninsula: A Modern History / Edition 2

by Paul French
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This reissue of Paul French's acclaimed introduction to North Korea provides an up-to-the-minute overview of the politics, economics and history of the DPRK, with added chapters dealing with recent events. A new foreword examines why North Korea has not gone away as a country or as an issue and argues that an understanding of the country is more important now than ever. A new in-depth postscript offers analysis of recent years and why Pyongyang felt compelled to test a bomb.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842779057
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Paul French is the Chief China Representative of Access Asia, a market research and business intelligence company specialising in China and North Asia's economics and markets. He was educated in London and at the University of Glasgow. He is the co-author of One Billion Shoppers - Accessing Asia's Consuming Passions (1998) and author of Carl Crow - A Tough Old China Hand: The Life, Times, and Adventures of an American in Shanghai (2006). He lives in Shanghai.

Table of Contents

• Part 1: The Juche Nation - Beloved Leaders, Brilliant Thoughts, Power Cuts and Empty Shelves
• A Normal Day in Pyongyang
• The Juche State - Political Theory in North Korea
• The Revolutionary Dynasty - Leadership in North Korea
• Part 2: The Economics of North Korea - Chollima, Speed Battles, Collapse and Famine
• Economics Pyongyang Style - Command and Control
• The Worst of Times - Food, Famine & the Arduous March
• The Start of a Sort of Reform - Change & Regime Survival
• The Reality of Reform - A Case Study of Sinuiju
• Part 3: Diplomacy and Military - Foreign Relations, Nuclear Crisis and Self-Defence
• Don't Poke the Snake - US-DPRK Relations
• Nuclear Ambitions Revealed - Bluster, Brinkmanship or Battle?
• Something Different Emerges - Military-First
• Part 4: Change, Collapse and Reunification
• One Korea - The Dream of Reunification
• The End is Nigh - How Will the Story of the DPRK Finish?
• Conclusion - The World's Most Dangerous Tripwire
• Postscript

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