North Korea Confidential

Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors

Recommended by Hyeonseo Lee, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #13 in North Korea, Ranked #28 in Korean History

**Named one of the best books of 2015 by The Economist**

Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors.

North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the larger, richer, liberal South, and which forces each and every person to play a role in the "theater state" even as it pays little more than lip service to the...

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Hyeonseo Lee Some of the information is revelatory, especially about black market trade with China – foreign films and books have been smuggled in. (Source)

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