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The Resource Without you, there is no us : my secret life teaching the sons of North Korea's elite, Suki Kim

Without you, there is no us : my secret life teaching the sons of North Korea's elite, Suki Kim

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Without you, there is no us : my secret life teaching the sons of North Korea's elite
Title
Without you, there is no us
Title remainder
my secret life teaching the sons of North Korea's elite
Statement of responsibility
Suki Kim
Title variation
Without you, there is no us
Title variation remainder
my time with the sons of North Koreas elite
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them to write, all under the watchful eye of the regime. Life at the university is lonely and claustrophobic. Her letters are read by censors and she must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but also from her colleagues, evangelical Christian missionaries, whose faith she does not share. As the weeks pass she discovers how easily her students lie, and how total is their obedience to Kim Jong-il. She also, bravely, hints at the existence of a world beyond their own: the internet, free travel, democracy, and other ideas forbidden in a country where torture and execution are commonplace. Yet her pupils are also full of boyish enthusiasm, with flashes of curiosity not yet extinguished. Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life inside the world's most inscrutable country
Summary
Traces the author's experiences as an English teacher to the sons of North Korea's elite during the last six months of Kim Jong Il's reign, an effort complicated by oppressive regime enforcers, propaganda, and evangelical missionaries
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10340181
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kim, Suki
Dewey number
951.9305
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kim, Suki
  • P'yongyang Kwahak Kisul Taehak
  • Education
  • English language
  • English teachers
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Education and state
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my time with the sons of North Korea's elite
Label
Without you, there is no us : my secret life teaching the sons of North Korea's elite, Suki Kim
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054162508
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781846044830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)902994598
Label
Without you, there is no us : my secret life teaching the sons of North Korea's elite, Suki Kim
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054162508
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781846044830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)902994598

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