The Girl with Seven Names A North Korean Defector s Story

The Girl with Seven Names  A North Korean Defector   s Story
Author: Hyeonseo Lee
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN: 0007554869
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl with Seven Names A North Korean Defector s Story Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

The Girl With Seven Names

The Girl With Seven Names
Author: Hyeonseo Lee
Publsiher: William Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09
ISBN: 9780007554843
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl With Seven Names Book Excerpt:

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told the best on the planet ? Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family. She could not return, since rumours of her escape were spreading, and she and her family could incur the punishments of the government authorities involving imprisonment, torture, and possible public execution. Hyeonseo instead remained in China and rapidly learned Chinese in an effort to adapt and survive. Twelve years and two lifetimes later, she would return to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea, on one of the most arduous, costly and dangerous journeys imaginable. This is the unique story not only of Hyeonseo s escape from the darkness into the light, but also of her coming of age, education and the resolve she found to rebuild her life not once, but twice first in China, then in South Korea. Strong, brave and eloquent, this memoir is a triumph of her remarkable spirit."

The Girl in the Red Shoes

The Girl in the Red Shoes
Author: Hyeonseo Lee
Publsiher: William Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN: 9780007554850
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in the Red Shoes Book Excerpt:

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told the best on the planet ? Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family. She could not return, since rumours of her escape were spreading, and she and her family could incur the punishments of the government authorities involving imprisonment, torture, and possible public execution. Hyeonseo instead remained in China and rapidly learned Chinese in an effort to adapt and survive. Twelve years and two lifetimes later, she would return to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea, on one of the most arduous, costly and dangerous journeys imaginable. This is the unique story not only of Hyeonseo s escape from the darkness into the light, but also of her coming of age, education and the resolve she found to rebuild her life not once, but twice first in China, then in South Korea. Strong, brave and eloquent, this memoir is a triumph of her remarkable spirit."

Summary of The Girl with Seven Names

Summary of The Girl with Seven Names
Author: Abbey Beathan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN: 9781646153824
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Girl with Seven Names Book Excerpt:

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) An insight into the realities of living under dictatorship and the struggles of a young woman trying to escape from the clutches of the vile regime. The story of a woman trying to escape from North Korea and to live with her family in peace. The Girl with Seven Names give us an interesting perspective of what it is like to live under a ruthless dictatorship. The protagonist at the beginning thought her country was alright, but when she realized how others countries live, her whole world fell apart and realized how brutal the life she was currently living was. And thus, her adventure began, a 17 year old girl committed to escape from communism. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Dictatorships may seem strong and unified, but they are always weaker than they appear." - Hyeonseo Lee Learning about the state of mind of a person living under a terrible dictatorship is extremely useful for building empathy and comprehending very important historic truths. That's why The Girl with Seven Names brings so much value, it portrays a harsh reality and with a brilliant narrative, manages to deliver an interesting and complicated story about the realities people who were born in the wrong country at the wrong time have to face. The unique story of Hyneonseo's escape and the reintegration with her family. A truly touching and exciting book. P.S. The Girl with Seven Names is an outstanding book that teaches us a brutal truth through an outstanding story. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication

The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication
Author: Tony Docan-Morgan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1039
Release: 2019-04-29
ISBN: 3319963341
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication Book Excerpt:

Deception and truth-telling weave through the fabric of nearly all human interactions and every communication context. The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication unravels the topic of lying and deception in human communication, offering an interdisciplinary and comprehensive examination of the field, presenting original research, and offering direction for future investigation and application. Highly prominent and emerging deception scholars from around the world investigate the myriad forms of deceptive behavior, cross-cultural perspectives on deceit, moral dimensions of deceptive communication, theoretical approaches to the study of deception, and strategies for detecting and deterring deceit. Truth-telling, lies, and the many grey areas in-between are explored in the contexts of identity formation, interpersonal relationships, groups and organizations, social and mass media, marketing, advertising, law enforcement interrogations, court, politics, and propaganda. This handbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, academics, researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in the pervasive nature of truth, deception, and ethics in the modern world.

Decoding the Sino North Korean Borderlands

Decoding the Sino North Korean Borderlands
Author: Christopher Green,Adam Cathcart,Steven Denney
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN: 9048539269
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decoding the Sino North Korean Borderlands Book Excerpt:

Since the 1990s, the Chinese-North Korean border region has undergone a gradual transformation into a site of intensified cooperation, competition, and intrigue. These changes have prompted a significant volume of critical scholarship and media commentary across multiple languages and disciplines. Drawing on existing studies and new data, Decoding the Sino-North Korean Borderlands brings much of this literature into concert by pulling together a wide range of insight on the region's economics, security, social cohesion, and information flows. Drawing from multilingual sources and transnational scholarship, this volume is enhanced by the extensive fieldwork undertaken by the editors and contributors in their quests to decode the borderland. In doing so, the volume emphasizes the link between theory, methodology, and practice in the field of Area Studies and social science more broadly.

New Forms of Self Narration

New Forms of Self Narration
Author: Ana Belén Martínez García
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2020-08-21
ISBN: 3030464202
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Forms of Self Narration Book Excerpt:

This book is a timely study of young women’s life writing as a form of human rights activism. It focuses on six young women who suffered human rights violations when they were girls and have gone on to become activists through life writing: Malala Yousafzai, Hyeonseo Lee, Yeonmi Park, Bana Alabed, Nujeen Mustafa, and Nadia Murad. Their ongoing life-writing projects diverge to some extent, but all share several notable features: they claim a testimonial collective voice, they deploy rights discourse, they excite humanitarian emotions, they link up their context-bound plight with bigger social justice causes, and they use English as their vehicle of self-expression and self-construction. This strategic use of English is of vital importance, as it has brought them together as icons in the public sphere within the last six years. New Forms of Self-Narration is the first ever attempt to explore all these activists’ life-writing texts side by side, encompassing both the written and the audiovisual material, online and offline, and taking all texts as belonging to a unique, single, though multifaceted, project.

The New Koreans

The New Koreans
Author: Michael Breen
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 1466871563
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Koreans Book Excerpt:

Just a few decades ago, the South Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation they moved from the fields to Silicon Valley. They accomplished this through three totally unexpected miracles: economic development, democratization, and the arrival of their culture to global attention. Who are the Koreans? What are they like? The New Koreans examines how they have been perceived by outsiders, the features that color their “national character,” and how their emergence from backwardness, poverty, and brutality happened. It also looks at why they remain unhappy—with the lowest birth rates and highest suicide rates in the developed world. In The New Koreans, Michael Breen provides compelling insight into the history and character of this fascinating nation of South Korea, and casts an eye to future developments, as well as across the DMZ into North Korea.

Rights Claiming in South Korea

Rights Claiming in South Korea
Author: Celeste L. Arrington,Patricia Goedde
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 1108898084
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rights Claiming in South Korea Book Excerpt:

Although rights-based claims are diversifying and opportunities and resources for claims-making have improved, obtaining rights protections and catalysing social change in South Korea remain challenging processes. This volume examines how different groups in South Korea have defined and articulated grievances and mobilized to remedy them. It explores developments in the institutional contexts within which rights claiming occurs and in the sources of support available for utilizing different claims-making channels. Drawing on scores of original interviews, readings of court rulings and statutes, primary archival and digital sources, and interpretive analysis of news media coverage in Korean, this volume illuminates rights in action. The chapters uncover conflicts over contending rights claims, expose disparities between theory and practice in the law, trace interconnections among rights-based movements, and map emerging trends in the use of rights language. Case studies examine the rights of women, workers, people with disabilities, migrants, and sexual minorities.

The Spy Across the Table

The Spy Across the Table
Author: Barry Lancet
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN: 147679491X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spy Across the Table Book Excerpt:

"A double-murder at the Kennedy Center forces Japanese antiques art dealer and PI Jim Brodieo Magazine"), Japanese antiques dealer and PI Jim Brodie into a dangerous game of espionage--putting him in the crosshairs of the Chinese, North Korean, and American governments"--Provided by publisher.

Ritual

Ritual
Author: Robbie Davis-Floyd,Charles D. Laughlin
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN: 1800735294
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ritual Book Excerpt:

Designed for both academic and lay audiences, this book identifies the characteristics of ritual and, via multiple examples, details how ritual works on the human body and brain to produce its often profound effects. These include enhancing courage, effecting healing, and generating group cohesion by enacting cultural—or individual—beliefs and values. It also shows what happens when ritual fails.

North Korea

North Korea
Author: Eleanor Bradshaw
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1534567909
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North Korea Book Excerpt:

North Korea strictly limits contact between its citizens and the outside world. Rare occasions, such as the North Korean Mass Games, offer a glimpse of what's often called the secret state. The country typically broadcasts an image of a strong and unified people, but what is the daily reality of life in North Korea? In this look at a major current events topic, state propaganda, defector's accounts, and other annotated quotes highlight conflicting reports. The country's political, economic, and military history is presented through detailed main text, fascinating sidebars, and historical and contemporary images.

Summary of Hyeonseo Lee David John s The Girl with Seven Names

Summary of Hyeonseo Lee   David John s The Girl with Seven Names
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2022-03-22T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669357686
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Hyeonseo Lee David John s The Girl with Seven Names Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 In 1977, a young woman from Hyesan traveled to Pyongyang to visit her brother. She was invited to join the officers in playing games to pass the time, and she sang a song for the passengers. She was taken with the officer’s military bearing and self-assurance. #2 My mother was in love with my father, and they began writing to each other every week. One night, six months later, my father arrived at her house to ask her to marry him. She accepted with tears of happiness, and both his and hers were in good songbun. #3 Songbun is a caste system in North Korea that determines a person’s life and the lives of their children. It was created by the new communist state, and it was very easy to sink, but very difficult to rise in the system. #4 My mother’s blissful year was turned into a nightmare when her grandmother refused to give permission for the marriage. My mother was forced to break off relations with my father, who said little in return.

Summary of Hyeonseo Lee David John s The Girl with Seven Names

Summary of Hyeonseo Lee   David John s The Girl with Seven Names
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Hyeonseo Lee David John s The Girl with Seven Names Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 In 1977, a young woman from Hyesan traveled to Pyongyang to visit her brother. She was invited to join the officers in playing games to pass the time, and she sang a song for the passengers. She was taken with the officer’s military bearing and selfassurance. #2 My mother was in love with my father, and they began writing to each other every week. One night, six months later, my father arrived at her house to ask her to marry him. She accepted with tears of happiness, and both his and hers were in good songbun. #3 Songbun is a caste system in North Korea that determines a person’s life and the lives of their children. It was created by the new communist state, and it was very easy to sink, but very difficult to rise in the system. #4 My mother’s blissful year was turned into a nightmare when her grandmother refused to give permission for the marriage. My mother was forced to break off relations with my father, who said little in return.

Crime Fiction A Reader s Guide

Crime Fiction  A Reader s Guide
Author: Barry Forshaw
Publsiher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 0857303368
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Fiction A Reader s Guide Book Excerpt:

Are you a lover of crime fiction looking for new discoveries or hoping to rediscover old favourites? Then look no further. There are few contemporary crime fiction guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts in the field, has provided a truly comprehensive survey with definitive coverage in this expanded new edition of the much admired Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. Every major writer is included, along with many other more esoteric choices. Focusing on a key book (or books) by each writer, and with essays on key crime genres, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide (with a foreword by Ian Rankin) is designed to be both a crime fan's shopping list and a pithy, opinionated but unstuffy reference tool and history. Most judgements are generous (though not uncritical), and there is a host of entertaining, informed entries on related films and TV. 'Most comprehensive, accessible and readable guides to noir crime fiction' - Times 'An essential volume for the crime and thriller aficionado' - Shots Magazine 'Exemplary tour of the crime landscape... supremely readable' - Independent

Mastering Plot Twists

Mastering Plot Twists
Author: Jane Cleland
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-07-02
ISBN: 1440352356
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Plot Twists Book Excerpt:

"...A unique and absolutely invaluable toolbox for any author..." ~Kate White, New York Times best-selling author and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Unlock the secrets to superior plot twists! The key to keeping people on the edge of their seat--from memoirs to thrillers and stage plays to screenplays--is filling your stories with unexpected twists and turns. By integrating Plot Twists, Plot Reversals, and Moments of Heightened Danger (TRDs) at crucial points, you can captivate your readers with I-can't-wait-to-see-what-happens-next intrigue. The quicker pace and focused action that comes from strategically placed twists form the core of the nuanced, multifaceted books that sell--and that help you find a devoted readership. In Mastering Plot Twists, Agatha Award-winning author, Jane K. Cleland goes beyond telling writers what to do; she shows you how to do it. Within these pages, you'll find: • A proven, five-step process for using TRDs, with detailed examples from best-selling books • A deep dive into plotting, structure, pacing, subplots, and more to help you develop surprising yet inevitable twists. • "Jane's Plotting Roadmap" and worksheets--essential tools for planning your plot Building on the award-winning instruction provided in Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot, Cleland's newest guide will help you create effective and credible twists, creating the kind of stories that will keep your readers up long into the night. "...A master class in crafting plots that twist and turn..." ~Hallie Ephron, New York Times best-selling author of You'll Never Know, Dear

Belonging in a House Divided

Belonging in a House Divided
Author: Joowon Park
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2022-11-22
ISBN: 0520384237
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Belonging in a House Divided Book Excerpt:

Belonging in a House Divided chronicles the everyday lives of resettled North Korean refugees in South Korea and their experiences of violence, postwar citizenship, and ethnic boundary making. Through extensive ethnographic research, Joowon Park documents the emergence of cultural differences and tensions between Koreans from the North and South, as well as new transnational kinship practices that connect family members across the Korean Demilitarized Zone. As a South Korean citizen raised outside the peninsula and later drafted into the military, Park weaves in autoethnographic accounts of his own experience in the army to provide an empathetic and vivid analysis of the multiple overlapping layers of violence that shape the embodied experiences of belonging. He asks readers to consider why North Korean resettlement in South Korea is a difficult process, despite a shared goal of reunification and the absence of a language barrier. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in anthropology, migration, and the politics of humanitarianism.

Leaders Who Changed History

Leaders Who Changed History
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 862
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN: 0241444438
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaders Who Changed History Book Excerpt:

Explore the lives and achievements of more than 85 of the world's most inspirational and influential leaders with this innovative, and boldly graphic biography-led book. Comprehensive in its scope and depth, and fully illustrated, Leaders profiles leaders from all walks of life - kings, queens, and political leaders; military leaders; religious icons, revolutionaries, and business leaders. Combining accessible text with specially-commissioned illustrated portraits in a range of bold artwork styles, photographs, and infographics, these entries showcase each individual in a fresh, visual way. Covering political masterminds and military geniuses such as Alexander the Great or Genghis Khan, great kings, queens, and rulers like Elizabeth I or Cleopatra, icons of religion and rebellion from Muhammad to Mohandas Gandhi to Emmeline Pankhurst, and inspirational captains of industry, Leaders explores and explains the groundbreaking contributions made by these men and women and their legacies.

Historical Dictionary of Democratic People s Republic of Korea

Historical Dictionary of Democratic People s Republic of Korea
Author: James E. Hoare
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2019-09-04
ISBN: 1538119749
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Democratic People s Republic of Korea Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Every Falling Star

Every Falling Star
Author: Sungju Lee,Susan Elizabeth McClelland
Publsiher: Amulet Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN: 9781419727610
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Falling Star Book Excerpt: