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The Resource The North Korean revolution, 1945-1950, Charles K. Armstrong

The North Korean revolution, 1945-1950, Charles K. Armstrong

Label
The North Korean revolution, 1945-1950
Title
The North Korean revolution, 1945-1950
Statement of responsibility
Charles K. Armstrong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
North Korea, despite a shattered economy and a populace suffering from widespread hunger, has outlived repeated forecasts of its imminent demise. Charles K. Armstrong contends that a major source of North Korea's strength and resiliency, as well as of its flaws and shortcomings, lies in the poorly understood origins of its system of government. He examines the genesis of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) both as an important yet rarely studied example of a communist state and as part of modern Korean history. North Korea is one of the last redoubts of "unreformed" Marxism-Leninism in the world. Yet it is not a Soviet satellite in the East European manner, nor is its government the result of a local revolution, as in Cuba and Vietnam. Instead, the DPRK represents a unique "indigenization" of Soviet Stalinism, Armstrong finds. The system that formed under the umbrella of the Soviet occupation quickly developed into a nationalist regime as programs initiated from above merged with distinctive local conditions. Armstrong's account is based on long-classified documents captured by U.S. forces during the Korean War. This enormous archive of over 1.6 million pages provides unprecedented insight into the making of the Pyongyang regime and fuels the author's argument that the North Korean state is likely to remain viable for some years to come
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Charles K
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the East Asian Institute
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolutions
  • Korea (North)
  • Révolutions
  • Corée du Nord
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Revolutions
  • Korea (North)
  • Revoluties
Label
The North Korean revolution, 1945-1950, Charles K. Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Revolution on the margins -- 2. Liberation, occupation, and the emerging new order -- 3. Remaking the people -- 4. Coalition politics and the United Front -- 5. Planning the economy -- 6. Constructing culture -- 7. A regime of surveillance -- 8. The people's state -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn605327300
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801489143
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2xw5c5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605327300
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The North Korean revolution, 1945-1950, Charles K. Armstrong
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Revolution on the margins -- 2. Liberation, occupation, and the emerging new order -- 3. Remaking the people -- 4. Coalition politics and the United Front -- 5. Planning the economy -- 6. Constructing culture -- 7. A regime of surveillance -- 8. The people's state -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn605327300
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801489143
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2xw5c5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605327300
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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