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by Chol-hwan Kang,Pierre Rigoulot

Category: Asia
Subcategory: History books
Author: Chol-hwan Kang,Pierre Rigoulot
ISBN: 0465011020
ISBN13: 978-0465011025
Language: English
Publisher: Basic Books; Edition Unstated edition (September 4, 2002)
Pages: 254
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Kang Chol-Hwan is founder and president of the North Korea Strategy Center.

Kang Chol-Hwan is founder and president of the North Korea Strategy Center. Pierre Rigoulot is a journalist, historian, and human rights activist living in Paris, France. He is the author of numerous books on the history of political repression and contributed the North Korean chapter to the bestselling The Black Book of Communism. Without rampant bribery with goods and cash he would have found it much harder to make it out.

The Aquariums of Pyongyang book. Kang Chol-Hwan, Pierre Rigoulot. Kang's family was release from the gulag ten years later, as abruptly and mysteriously as the unexplained arrest itself, ten years earlier. Kang’s experiences in the camp taught him to be him highly suspicious of North Korea and it’s state censored news, so after his release, Kang began to listening to South Korean and foreign broadcasts. This is a huge crime in North Korea that can easily a sentence of a lifetime in a gulag.

One example comes from Chol-hwan Kang (2001), who, starting at the age of nine, spent 10 years in North Korea's .

One example comes from Chol-hwan Kang (2001), who, starting at the age of nine, spent 10 years in North Korea's Yodok concentration camp because his grandfather was accused of treason. Recent international events have heightened global interest in the North Korean regime’s engagement with the world; however, information about North Korea remains largely nebulous, due to the continuing secrecy of the regime.

North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. The Aquariums of Pyongyang is one of the most terrifying memoirs I have ever read. - Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent opposition movements and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education. A triumph against silence.

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Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and .

Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight. Aquariums in Pyongyang" is an incredible story of survival and triumph over evil and hardship. Kang chol-Hawn was an upper middle class child of idealistic Koreans living in Japan when his parents returned to the North Korean "Workers Paradise" that was in the making of North Korea of the early 1960's. Not many people survived ten years in a North Korean gulag fewer still managed to later escape to the west or in Kang's case South Korea.

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Authors : Chol-Hwan Kang - Rigoulot Pierre Title : The Aquariums of Pyongyang Ten years in the north Korean Gulag The terrifying memoir of life in North Korea that our nation's. Authors : Chol-Hwan Kang - Rigoulot Pierre Title : The Aquariums of Pyongyang Ten years in the north Korean Gulag The terrifying memoir of life in North Korea that our nation's leaders want yout to read Year : 2000. In contrast, such books continue to collect dust on bookshelves here in Korea, and it no longer comes as a surprise that South Korean publishers shun manuscripts by North Koreans.

Written by. Pierre Rigoulot. Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight into life in North Korea. Read in 2017 (62 items) list by Kurkkuharja. Sent to the notorious labor camp Yodok when he was nine years old, Kang for ten years observed frequent public executions and endured forced labor and near-starvation rations. In 1992, he escaped to South Korea, where he found God and now advocates for human rights in North Korea.

North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent opposition movements and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education." Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight into life in North Korea. Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.
Comments to eBook Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
Zehaffy
With this book the tally of books about North Korea I've read must be nearing a dozen and I have many more in my TBR stack. What keeps me reading is the near disbelief that a country in the 21st century can be so paranoid beyond belief and that the people of North Korea live with a complete disregard for human rights that are violated on a daily basis. They are poor, often sick and malnourished. That the Communist regime under which they live keeps everyone under surveillance must make for a life of uneasiness. The author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang spent 10 years in a prison camp before escaping with a friend to China and then on to South Korea. Without rampant bribery with goods and cash he would have found it much harder to make it out. Whether the Dear Leader, at the time Kim Jung-Il, liked it or not, if cash was available it could buy goods on the black market.

Kang Chol-hwan and his family were sent to a prison camp by association with his grandfather who disappeared and was put in a camp for making statements against the regime. The rest of the family had done nothing wrong but they were sent to a camp after enjoying a wealthy life in Japan. They moved to North Korea at the grandmother's urging because she was a big believer in Communism, and at first they were moved into luxurious housing in Pyongyang. When they were in the camp it is hard to believe that any of them survived. I couldn't help but think about those people and especially Kang Chol-hwan when I went out this evening. It was 29 degrees F and I recall reading that the children worked outside as long as the temperature didn't go below -13 degrees F.

This book will open eyes to the strangest country and the most isolated country in the world, but it is inevitably going to crack one day and hopefully the people can join the rest of the world who will hopefully have compassion for them.
Karg
A vivid depiction of the lives of ordinary North Korean citizens; always hungry, always being monitored by snitches, living in fear of being sent to the camps over minor infractions of a relative. Also a thrilling account of an attempt to escape
Defolosk
Beautifully written account of the horrors of a North Korean concentration camp. Not only do you learn of the personal trials of this young man, but the book contains a summary of how North Korea became North Korea. This is the type of account that needs to come out to expose such a reclusive country and their insane human rights violations.

This account is from a man who did not start out in the North Korean concentration camps, but rather was sent there when he was a young boy. If you're interested in his account, I would also recommend reading "Escape from Camp 14", which is an account from a man born in a North Korean camp.
Golden Lama
This is a very important autobiography. The author was in a North Korean prison camp for ten years with members of his family. He explains clearly how this camp was run, why people were there, and how the government chose who would go there and how they were treated. His family had been in Japan, came back to North Korea and were very well-to-do until a problem came up that got them all sent to prison camps. He eventually was set free and escaped to China (he described that part of his journey in some detail) and to South Korea. The author gives a perspective on the different stages of the North Korean dictatorship, which he suffered under during the 1970s-1980s. He notes some of the things that changed over the years.

The book is very clearly written, with the help of a co-author, and hard to put down.
Jeronashe
Very well-written account (as memoirs go) of a man's life in North Korea---and life as a prisoner in a concentration camp, from the age of 9 yrs-old to 19 yrs-old. I've read a few other books about North Korea ("This is Paradise!" and "Nothing to Envy"), and this was probably my favorite (although the others---especially "Nothing to Envy", are good too). It's not just a true-life survival, but also contains valuable insights and perceptions. I think everyone, from time to time, should read such accounts, in order to be reminded of the horrors of unconstrained, limitless government. It could happen anywhere where the citizens let down their guard and put too much trust and power in the Ruling Class.
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