Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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Scarecrow Press, Jul 13, 2012 - History - 489 pages
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The Historical Dictionary of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea provides a clear and easily understood history of the DPRK, also known as North Korea. It examines the historic roots of the country from the 1800s up to the death of Kim Jong Il. There are factual essays on leaders such as Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as well as some of their supporters and opponents, on organizations such as the Korean Worker’s Party, the Supreme People’s Assembly (parliament), and on the lives and livelihood of the people. Issues such as the DPRK nuclear and missile programs are also explained.

This reference includes a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important personalities, leading political figures, institutions, economic enterprises, ethnic communities, and cultural features. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
 

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Contents

Editors Foreword
xi
Preface
xiii
Readers Note
xix
Acronyms and Abbreviations
xxiii
Chronology
xxvii
Map
lxi
Introduction
1
A
33
P
299
R
319
S
345
T
361
U
375
V
393
W
397
Y
403

B
57
C
65
D
99
E
109
F
127
G
149
H
157
I
177
K
195
L
249
M
255
N
271
O
291
Z
409
Appendix A Korean Armistice Agreement 27 July 1953
411
Appendix B NorthSouth Joint Declaration 4 July 1972
433
Appendix C Agreed Framework between the United States ofAmerica and the Democratic Peoples Republic ofKorea 21 October 1994
435
Appendix D June 2000 NorthSouth Joint Declaration
439
Appendix E DPRKUnited States Joint CommuniquéWashington DC October 12 2000
441
Appendix F DPRKJapan September2002 Pyongyang Declaration
445
Appendix G Six Party Talks Joint Statement 19 September 2005
447
Appendix H Six Party Talks Joint Statement Beijing 13 February 2007
449
Appendix I Resolution 1874 2009 Adopted by the Security Council at Its 6141st Meeting 12 June 2009
453
Bibliography
461
About the Author
489
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About the author (2012)

James E. Hoare was a member of the British Diplomatic Service from 1969 to 2003, perhaps his most important posting being as the first British representative to Pyongyang in 2001, but he also served at the British Embassies in Seoul and Beijing. Since retirement, he has been busy teaching at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and writing on Japan and the Koreas, this including North Korea in the 21st Century: An Interpretative Guide. He is also the co-author of the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea.

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