North Korea Caught in Time. Images of War and Reconstruction | Coreia do Norte Apanhada no Tempo. Imagens de Guerra e Reconstrução
Springer, Chris e | and Szalontai, Balázs
Garnet Publishing, 2010
Capa dura com ilustração editorial | Hardcover with pictorial illustrated boards | Couverture rigide reliée et illustrée.
176 páginas | pages. 25.4 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm. 816 g
1ª Edição | 1ere edition | First edition.
ISBN-10 : 1859642144
ISBN-13 : 978-1859642146
Profusamente Ilustrado | Profusely Illustrated | Abondamment ilustré
Livro em muito bom estado | Book in very good + condition | Condition: très bon état.
Idioma | Language: Inglês | English | Anglais
Recent events have propelled the secretive Communist state of North Korea into the news, but for six decades it has remained a mystery to outsiders. This book includes 150 rare photos, many of them never seen before in the West, that chart the devastation of the war that gave it birth, and the determined reconstruction that followed. The accompanying essay by Balazs Szalontai recounts the untold story of how ordinary Koreans endured the conflict, and the totalitarian system that emerged from in North Korea has been described as “the land that never changes”. But its early years witnessed unimaginable turbulence, both in the devastation of the Korean War and in the postwar ferment in which military interventions by the Chinese and the Americans both played a part.
Comprising more than 100 rare photos – most never before seen in print – “North Korea Caught in Time” documents the country’s destruction and painful rebirth. The accompanying text analyzes the regime’s totalitarian ethos and highlights their many official distortions of history.
“An important visual record of North Korea’s history and development” —Don Oberdorfer, author of The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History
“Chris Springer in assembling this remarkable book had to come to grips with the fact that, because of official strictures that severely limited photography – there are few remaining photos from the period covered that were not disseminated by the regime’s own propaganda authorities. – Anyone interested in North Korea’s early days will want to own and peruse this revealing volume and shelve it next to the mere handful of earlier published pictorial histories…” —Bradley K. Martin, author of Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
“Chris Springer’s fascinating book is full of unseen, unexpected, and arresting photographs of North Korea in the midst of war and reconstruction. […] These priceless photos are an indelible tribute to the resilience of the Korean people.” —Bruce Cumings, chairman of the History Department at the University of Chicago and author of Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History
Com mais de 100 fotos raras – a maioria nunca antes vistas impressas – “North Korea Caught in Time” documenta a destruição do país e o doloroso renascimento O texto que acompanha analisa o ethos totalitário do regime e destaca as suas muitas distorções oficiais da história.
“Um registro visual importante da história e do desenvolvimento da Coreia do Norte” – Don Oberdorfer, autor de As Duas Coréias: Uma História Contemporânea
“Chris Springer, ao montar este livro notável, teve que lidar com o fato de que, devido a restrições oficiais que limitavam severamente a fotografia, haveria poucas fotos restantes do período coberto que não tivessem sido divulgadas pelas próprias autoridades de propaganda do regime. Qualquer pessoa interessada nos primeiros dias da Coreia do Norte, desejará possuir e examinar este volume revelador e arquivá-lo ao lado de um punhado de histórias pictóricas publicadas anteriormente … “- Bradley K. Martin, autor de Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Os Autores | The Authors:
California-born CHRIS SPRINGER is the author of Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital. He also curated the 2002 exhibition Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Budapest. His research focuses on North Korean domestic history. He has visited North Korea three times.
Balá Szalontai is the author of Kim Il Sung in the Krushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964. His research concerns the modern history of Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, and Albania. He currently teaches at Mongolia International University, Ulaanbaatar.