North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How The Information Underground Is Transforming A Closed Society

November 15, 2016|
North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How The Information Underground Is Transforming A Closed Society by Jieun Baek
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The story of North Korea's information underground and how it inspires people to seek better lives beyond their country’s borders

One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in the government’s sealed informational borders. Drawing on deeply personal interviews with North Korean defectors from all walks of life, ranging from propaganda artists to diplomats, Jieun Baek tells the story of North Korea’s information underground—the network of citizens who take extraordinary risks by circulating illicit content such as foreign films, television shows, soap operas, books, and encyclopedias. By fostering an awareness of life outside North Korea and enhancing cultural knowledge, the materials these citizens disseminate are affecting the social and political consciousness of a people, as well as their everyday lives.
Jieun Baek is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford. Previously, she was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and worked at Google, where, among other roles, she served as Google Ideas’ North Korea expert. Baek received her bachelor’s and...
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Title:North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How The Information Underground Is Transforming A Closed Society
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:312 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 in
Shipping dimensions:312 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 in
Published:November 15, 2016
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300217810

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