North Korea in Quotation

A Worldwide Dictionary, 1948–2004


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About the Book

Since the end of World War II, the small country of North Korea has occupied a disproportionate amount of the world’s diplomatic and military attention. Its defiance of the international community has mystified and frustrated generations of leaders, both in Asia and throughout the world.
With its closed borders and xenophobic leadership, little is known about North Korea’s government or its intentions, leaving us to examine the words of the country’s leaders and international statesmen, analysts, and journalists for a balanced, critical assessment of North Korea and its relationship to the world. The 20 categories covered here provide an overview of the breadth of issues facing the Northeast Asian country. For each quote, the speaker and his or her title are identified, along with the original source of the quotation and its context. Indexed by speaker, subject and keywords.

About the Author(s)

The late Steve Shipp lived in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by Steve Shipp
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 390
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2005
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2107-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1102-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Abbreviations      5

China      11

Daily Life      27

Defectors, Refugees and Human Rights      37

Diplomacy      51

Economy      80

Food and Energy      93

Hermit Kingdom      104

Japan      139

Kim Il Sung      146

Kim Jong Il      154

Korean War      169

Military      183

Negotiations      204

Nuclear Concerns      216

Nuclear Program      232

Reunification      257

Russia      271

South Korea      276

38th Parallel      297

United States      307

Appendix 1. Agreed Framework Between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea      325

Appendix 2. 2000 South-North Joint Declaration      327

Bibliography      329

Speaker Index      345

General Index      351

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