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The Resource Exodus to North Korea : shadows from Japan's Cold War, Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Exodus to North Korea : shadows from Japan's Cold War, Tessa Morris-Suzuki

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Exodus to North Korea : shadows from Japan's Cold War
Title
Exodus to North Korea
Title remainder
shadows from Japan's Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ranging from Geneva to Pyongyang, this remarkable book takes readers on an odyssey through one of the most extraordinary forgotten tragedies of the Cold War: the "return" of over 90,000 people, most of them ethnic Koreans, from Japan to North Korea from 1959 onward. Presented to the world as a humanitarian venture and conducted under the supervision of the International Red Cross, the scheme was actually the result of political intrigues involving the governments of Japan, North Korea, the Soviet Union, and the United States. The great majority of the Koreans who journeyed to North Korea in fact originated from the southern part of the Korean peninsula, and many had lived all their lives in Japan. Though most left willingly, persuaded by propaganda that a bright new life awaited them in North Korea, the author draws on recently declassified documents to reveal the covert pressures used to hasten the departure of this unwelcome ethnic minority. For most, their new home proved a place of poverty and hardship; for thousands, it was a place of persecution and death. In rediscovering their extraordinary personal stories, this book also casts new light on the politics of the Cold War and on present-day tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world. -- Publisher's Description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris-Suzuki, Tessa
Dewey number
325/.2520519309045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JV8757.5
LC item number
.M67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian voices
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Return migration
  • Repatriation
  • Koreans
  • Cold War
  • Korea (North)
  • Japan
Label
Exodus to North Korea : shadows from Japan's Cold War, Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Departures -- Morning sun -- Hostages to history -- Geneva : city of dreams -- Borderlines -- Across the East Sea -- To the field of dancing children -- The borders within -- Stratagems -- The shadow ministry -- The tip of the iceberg -- The Pyongyang conference -- Special mission to the far East -- The first "return" -- Resolution 20 -- Accord -- Dream homes on the Daedong -- The diplomats' diaries -- From Geneva to Calcutta -- Silent partners -- A guide for Mr. Returnee -- Arrivals -- Toward the promised land -- Return to nowhere -- The willow trees of Niigata
Control code
71348682
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780742554429
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)71348682
Label
Exodus to North Korea : shadows from Japan's Cold War, Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Departures -- Morning sun -- Hostages to history -- Geneva : city of dreams -- Borderlines -- Across the East Sea -- To the field of dancing children -- The borders within -- Stratagems -- The shadow ministry -- The tip of the iceberg -- The Pyongyang conference -- Special mission to the far East -- The first "return" -- Resolution 20 -- Accord -- Dream homes on the Daedong -- The diplomats' diaries -- From Geneva to Calcutta -- Silent partners -- A guide for Mr. Returnee -- Arrivals -- Toward the promised land -- Return to nowhere -- The willow trees of Niigata
Control code
71348682
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780742554429
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)71348682

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