Description : Famously referred to as part of the 'Axis-of-Evil', North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. A series of manmade and natural catastrophes have also left it one of the poorest. When the fortress-like country recently opened the door a crack to foreign investment, cartoonist Guy Delisle found himself in its capital Pyongyang on a work visa for a French film animation company, becoming one of the few Westerners to witness current conditions in the surreal showcase city. Armed with a smuggled radio and a copy of 1984, Delisle could only explore Pyongyang and its countryside while chaperoned by his translator and a guide. But among the statues, portraits and propaganda of leaders Kim Il-Sung and his son Kim Jong-Il - the world's only Communist dynasty - Delisle was able to observe more than was intended of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered. His astute and wry musings on life in the austere and grim regime form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. Pyongyang is an informative, personal and accessible look at an enigmatic country.
Description : "The Northern Wind" depicts turbulent South Korea in the mid-1960 s, a time when her troops were ?ghting in Vietnam and North Korean in?ltrators were terrorizing their southern neighbors with killing and kidnapping. While doing her laundry at a remote creek on Kanghwa Island on a Saturday morning, eighteen-year-old Miyong, a member of women s group involved in urban development, notices a unit of armed South Koreans passing her. As the men gather on a dry creek bed some yards away, she discovers their use of certain words and their accent are not typically South Korean. She waits until they leave and hurries back to the community and reports them to the director, an army reserve of?cer working for the Central Intelligence Corp (CIC). The next day news reports a botched assassination of the South Korean president. As the person who saw and reported the commandos, Miyong becomes an overnight celebrity. Her exposure to the media leads her to an unexpected journey to North Korea as a South Korean agent, to help a prisoner escape from a labor camp. Edward Yi, a distinguished Korean-American architect, was abducted while visiting his ailing father, who is the brother of Korea s last king, Emperor Yi Sunjong. In the dreary labor camp, Miyong witnesses starvation, forced attendance of executions, rape and forced abortion of women inmates. When she returns, unexpected news awaits her."
Description : Born as bombs and mortar tore through her native country and raised with the quiet example of strength and honor from her parents, this 13 year old girl became the designated head of her family at the death of her beloved father. Driven to succeed and seeing America as her path to the success her father wanted for her, she emigrated from Korea to the United States in her late teens. As she finds ways to blend her Korean values of family and responsibility with American customs and values, her belief in herself never waivers. In Korea successful people are business owners so she too must become a business owner in her new country. Becoming a successful business owner in a small mid-western town is not easy; expanding that business to become the store of choice for high-end builders and buyers in a nearby city across state lines is even more impressive. As you read her story you'll find a fascinating mix of family loyalties and responsibilities, absolute respect for hard work, and the strength of character to set the example for the next generation in her family. The book's author, Jeannie Ji, can be reached at [email protected] The author's website is http: //koreanbutterfly.com
Description : 110 white pages Unruled notebook (blank white pages) North Korea Flag matte cover This North Korea Flag notebook is the perfect companion for your next trip to North Korea. Use it as a travel journal, journey diary as an North Korean gift for friends and family at home. Keep track of your adventures, experiences, impressions and memories with this North Korea notebook and make them last forever.
Description : "Embark on an illustrated journey into one of the world's most isolated nations - North Korea. Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State Religion takes you on a journey into North Korea to view what is possibly the most rigidly controlling religious system on the planet - Juche. Through the use of unchallengeable totalitarian power, North Korea's ruling elite enforces Juche ideology in every aspect of the culture. No competing ideologies are permitted. Under the Juche belief system, man is proclaimed God in a nation whose government has officially decided against Christianity for all of its citizens. The majority of North Koreans today have never heard the name of Jesus. This book explores the various aspects of Juche, including its origins, central teachings, spiritual dimension, and holy sites. It also considers the Juche worldview, propagation of the Juche culture, and Juche as a religion in transition. The journey into North Korea's state religion concludes by considering a biblical view of the future of Juche."--Amazon.com.
Description : 'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.' Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution. This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and then her escape from China across the Gobi desert to Mongolia, with only the stars to guide her way, and from there to South Korea and at last to freedom; and finally her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday. 'Clear-eyed and devastating' Observer
Description : Intriguing. Absorbing. A truly eye-opening glimpse into the world s most mysterious and fascinating country. North Korea is a land of unrivalled natural beauty with more than 5,000 years of history and culture. From the top of mythical Mount Paekdu to the lush valleys and the incredible rock formations of stunning Mount Kumgang, and from the white beaches of the East Sea to the hidden getaways on the West coast, the DPRK s natural attractions are now finally starting to be recognized. This resilient land has lived through many periods of historical significance, yet its people have always maintained their dignity and humility. The veil that has until now shrouded places such as Pyongyang, Mount Myohyang, Kuwol and Nampo has been lifted, and the imagery that is being revealed will astonish the mind of even the most experienced travellers. The power of each image carefully challenges the way in which we look at this land and its people. For many of us, this is the first time we see the North Korean people as they truly are. The only question remaining is, why was such an insightful photographic record not published much earlier ?
Description : 110 white pages College-ruled notebook (medium ruled) North Korea Flag matte cover This North Korea Flag notebook is the perfect companion for your next trip to North Korea. Use it as a travel journal, journey diary as an North Korean gift for friends and family at home. Keep track of your adventures, experiences, impressions and memories with this North Korea notebook and make them last forever.