Korea

Archaeology of East Asia: The Rise of Civilization in China, Korea and Japan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Sept. 20, 2017
Archaeology of East Asia: The Rise of Civilization in China, Korea and Japan

Archaeology of East Asia: The Rise of Civilization in China, Korea and Japan by Gina L. Barnes
English | August 31, 2015 | ISBN: 1785700707, 1785706675 | PDF | 432 pages | 12.5 MB

Shinchosha - North Korea from the Train Window (2007)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 14, 2017
Shinchosha - North Korea from the Train Window (2007)

Shinchosha - North Korea from the Train Window (2007)
DVDRip | 720x480 | .MP4/AVC @ 1933 Kbps | 25 min 37 s | 385 MiB
Audio: English AAC 165 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

This documentary is included in a little book called 'The Dear Leader's Railroad: The State of North Korea's Railways' (English translation). It features about 20 minutes of footage of and from North Korea's aging rolling stock - steam trains being used quite in earnest rather than for the historical interest of kids and hardcore train geeks - and then about six minutes of footage of Pyongyang's subway and trams.

Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at Sept. 10, 2017
Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea

Jasper Becker, "Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea"
English | 2005 | ISBN: 019517044X | PDF | pages: 325 | 1.7 mb
Korea’s Quest for Economic Democratization: Globalization, Polarization and Contention

Korea’s Quest for Economic Democratization: Globalization, Polarization and Contention By Dr. Youngmi Kim
English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 312 Pages | ISBN : 331957065X | 3.28 MB

This book studies the sources of inequality in contemporary South Korea and the social and political contention this engenders. Korean society is becoming more polarized. Demands for ‘economic democratization’ and a fairer redistribution of wealth occupy centre-stage of political campaigns, debates and discourse.
Familial Foundations of the Welfare State: Building the National Health Insurance Systems in South Korea and Taiwan

Familial Foundations of the Welfare State: Building the National Health Insurance Systems in South Korea and Taiwan By Hye Suk Wang
English | PDF | 2017 | 161 Pages | ISBN : 3319587110 | 3.67 MB

This book situates culture as a determining factor in the development of diverse welfare states, exploring the impact of traditional familialism on South Korean and Taiwanese programs. This approach provides an important alternative to studies that focus on formal variables– such as industrialization, state intervention, and resource mobilization– that do not explain the key differences between the similar programs.
Concise History of Premodern Korea: From Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition)

Michael J. Seth, "Concise History of Premodern Korea: From Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition)"
2016 | ISBN-10: 1442260440, 1442260432 | 306 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Korea-China Relations in History and Contemporary Implications  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Sept. 6, 2017
Korea-China Relations in History and Contemporary Implications

Korea-China Relations in History and Contemporary Implications By Robert Kong Chan
English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 230 Pages | ISBN : 3319622641 | 2.35 MB

This book examines the complex relations between Joseon Korea (1392–1910) and Ming/Qing China in history, and reveals their contemporary implications for the nature of a China-dominated order in East Asia and the relations between China and the middle powers in the region.

Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Aug. 31, 2017
Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform

Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform by Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland
English | March 22nd, 2007 | ASIN: B0078XFFWK, ISBN: 0231140010, 0231140002 | 368 pages | EPUB | 19.87 MB

In the mid-1990s, as many as one million North Koreans died in one of the worst famines of the twentieth century. The socialist food distribution system collapsed primarily because of a misguided push for self-reliance, but was compounded by the regime's failure to formulate a quick response-including the blocking of desperately needed humanitarian relief.

My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Aug. 30, 2017
My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth [Audiobook]

My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth [Audiobook] by Wendy E. Simmons
English | May 3rd, 2016 | ASIN: B01CT4LDTG, ISBN: 1536607967 | MP3@101 kbps | 4 hrs 38 mins | 201.94 MB
Narrator: Jeena Yi

Most people want out of North Korea. Wendy Simmons wanted in.
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea [Audiobook]

Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea [Audiobook] by Sungju Lee, Susan McClelland
English | September 13th, 2016 | ASIN: B01L817KI4, ISBN: 1419721321 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 24 mins | 258.70 MB
Narrator: David Shih

Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju, who is forced at age 12 to live on the streets and fend for himself.