North Korea: The Paranoid Peninsula: A Modern History

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Zed Books, 2005 - 323 頁
North Korea remains one of the least understood nations on earth; a nuclear enabled "Hermit Kingdom" ravaged by economic mismanagement and reliant on illegal weapons sales, smuggling and counterfeiting for most of its foreign reserves while undergoing a prolonged famine and propped up by aid donations. Not a normal country in any sense of the word, its nuclear weapons program makes it a country whose actions could have global ramifications. This book demystifies North Korea through revealing the daily life of its citizens; the political and economic history of the nation; the reasoning behind the country's combative way of engaging the world and the tentative economic reform process now being undertaken. The prospect of a nuclear North Korea preferring brinksmanship to engagement and negotiation, makes understanding Pyongyang's guiding principles, motives and possible future increasingly important.

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Beloved Leaders Brilliant Thoughts
9
Political Theory in North Korea
30
Leadership in North Korea
48
Food Famine and the Arduous March
115
Change and Regime Survival
138
A Case Study of Sinuiju
166
USDPRK Relations
185
Bluster Brinkmanship or Battle?
208
Military First
216
The Dream of Reunification
233
How Will the Story End?
257
The Worlds Most Dangerous Tripwire
272
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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.
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.

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