Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea by James E. HoareHistorical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea by James E. Hoare

Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea

byJames E. Hoare

Hardcover | July 13, 2012

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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.
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, ...
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Title:Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of KoreaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 9.3 × 6.21 × 1.53 inPublished:July 13, 2012Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810861518

ISBN - 13:9780810861510

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Table of Contents

Editor's ForewordPrefaceReader's NoteAcronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyMapsIntroductionThe DictionaryBibliographyAppendix A. Korean Armistice Agreement 27 July 1953 Appendix B. 4 July 1972 North-South Joint DeclarationAppendix C. Agreed Framework between the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Geneva 21 October 1994Appendix D. June 2000 North- South Joint StatementAppendix E. DPRK-United States October 2000 Joint StatementAppendix F. DPRK-Japan September 2002 Pyongyang Declaration Appendix G. 2005 Six Party Talks StatementAppendix H. 2007 Six Party Talks StatementAppendix I. UN Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009)About the Author

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[James E. Hoare] has produced a valuable book that probably goes as far as any author could do in answering the questions that the general reader may ask about one of the world's least understood countries.