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The Resource The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag, Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner

The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag, Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner

Label
The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag
Title
The aquariums of Pyongyang
Title remainder
ten years in a North Korean gulag
Statement of responsibility
Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner
Creator
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
After the division of North and South Korea, Kang's family returned to North Korea from Japan, where his grandparents had emigrated in the 1930s. His grandfather had amassed a fortune and his grandmother became a committed Communist. They were fired with idealism and committed to building a new Korea, only to be removed without trial to a remote concentration camp, apparently because the grandfather was suspected of counter-revolutionary tendencies. Kang Chol-hwan was nine years old when imprisoned at the Yodok camp in 1977. Over the next ten years, he endured inhumane conditions and deprivations, including an inadequate diet (supplemented by frogs and rats), regular beatings, humiliations and hard labor
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Kang, Chʻŏr-hwan
Dewey number
  • 365/.45/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
HV9815.6
LC item number
.K3613 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rigoulot, Pierre
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  • Kang, Chʻŏr-hwan
  • Political prisoners
  • Concentration camps
  • Forced labor
  • Korea (North)
  • Politieke gevangenen
  • Dwangarbeid
  • Concentratiekampen
  • Politischer Gefangener
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Konzentrationslager
  • Nordkorea
  • Kang, Chol-Hwan
  • Political prisoners
  • Kang, Chʻŏr-hwan
  • Concentration camps
  • Forced labor
  • Political prisoners
  • Social history
  • Korea (North)
Label
The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag, Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0831/2001035474-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Corn, Roaches, and Snake Brandy
  • Death at Yodok
  • The Much-Coveted Rabbits
  • Madness Stalks the Prisoners
  • Biweekly Criticism and Self-criticism
  • Public Executions and Postmortem Stonings
  • Love at Yodok
  • Sojourn in the Mountain
  • Ten Years in the Camp: Thank You, Kim Il-sung!
  • The North Korean Paradise
  • Introduction: North Korea--the World's Last Stalinist Regime
  • The Camp Threatens Again
  • Escape to China
  • Small-Time Prostitution and Big-Time Smuggling in Dalian
  • Arrival in South Korea
  • Adapting to a Capitalist World
  • Epilogue: Pursuing Aid for North Korea
  • A Happy Childhood in Pyongyang
  • Money and the Revolution Can Get Along
  • Next Year in Pyongyang!
  • In a Concentration Camp at the Age of Nine
  • Work Group Number 10
  • The Wild Boar: A Teacher Armed and Ready to Strike
  • Death of a Black Champion
Control code
ocm46836910
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 238 p.
Isbn
9780465011025
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001035474
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46836910
  • (OCoLC)46836910
Label
The aquariums of Pyongyang : ten years in a North Korean gulag, Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot ; translated by Yair Reiner
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0831/2001035474-d.html
Publication
Contents
  • Corn, Roaches, and Snake Brandy
  • Death at Yodok
  • The Much-Coveted Rabbits
  • Madness Stalks the Prisoners
  • Biweekly Criticism and Self-criticism
  • Public Executions and Postmortem Stonings
  • Love at Yodok
  • Sojourn in the Mountain
  • Ten Years in the Camp: Thank You, Kim Il-sung!
  • The North Korean Paradise
  • Introduction: North Korea--the World's Last Stalinist Regime
  • The Camp Threatens Again
  • Escape to China
  • Small-Time Prostitution and Big-Time Smuggling in Dalian
  • Arrival in South Korea
  • Adapting to a Capitalist World
  • Epilogue: Pursuing Aid for North Korea
  • A Happy Childhood in Pyongyang
  • Money and the Revolution Can Get Along
  • Next Year in Pyongyang!
  • In a Concentration Camp at the Age of Nine
  • Work Group Number 10
  • The Wild Boar: A Teacher Armed and Ready to Strike
  • Death of a Black Champion
Control code
ocm46836910
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 238 p.
Isbn
9780465011025
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001035474
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46836910
  • (OCoLC)46836910

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