Kim Il Sung: The North Korean Leader

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Columbia University Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 443 pages
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This book is especially important now with Kim Il Sung's death, the ending of the nuclear crisis between North Korea and the United States, and the obscured emergence of a successor regime ostensibly headed by Kim Il Jong, Sung's son. Suh's book investigates the impact of Kim Il Sung on the history and politics of North Korea and what his death will mean for the future of the country and its relations with the rest of the world.

  

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Kind of funny how much he hates Kim Il Sung yet has to give him props. Read full review

Contents

YOUNG KIM AND THE UNITED ARMY
1
Background
3
Kim and the Northeast AntiJapanese United Army
15
Guerrilla Accomplishments
30
CONSOLIDATION OF POLITICAL POWER
55
The Soviet Occupation of North Korea
59
The Workers Party of Korea
74
The Republic and the Army
95
Disintegration of the Partisan Group
238
NORTH KOREA UNDER KIM
249
South Korea and the Third World
253
The Shift from Party to State
269
Semiretirement in the New Era
287
CHUCHE AND THE REPUBLIC
299
On Kims Political Thought
301
The Republic by Kim
314

CHALLENGES TO KIMS LEADERSHIP
107
The Korean War and Kims Rivals
111
After the War
137
SEARCH FOR KOREAN IDENTITY
159
Mobilization Campaigns
163
The SinoSoviet Dispute and Kim II Sung
176
PROBLEMS IN KIMS INDEPENDENCE
209
The Rise of the Military
211
The South Korean Revolution
224
Partisans of the United Army in North Korean Politics
325
Partisans of the United Army Not in North Korean Politics
329
Partisans Who Died Before the Liberation of Korea
330
Chronology of Kim II Sung
333
Notes
339
Bibliography
401
Index
423
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Dae-Sook Suh is the Director of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii.

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