Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea por John Everard

Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea por John Everard

Titulo del libro: Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea

Autor: John Everard

Número de páginas: 256 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: June 26, 2012

ISBN: 1931368252

Editor: Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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Coverage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) all too often focuses solely on nuclear proliferation, military parades, and the personality cult of its leaders. As the British ambassador to North Korea, John Everard had the rare experience of living there from 2006, when the DPRK conducted its first nuclear test, to 2008. While stationed in Pyongyang, Everard's travels around the nation provided him with numerous opportunities to meet and converse with North Koreans.

"Only Beautiful, Please" goes beyond official North Korea to unveil the human dimension of life in that hermetic nation. Everard recounts his impressions of the country and its people, his interactions with them, and his observations on their way of life. He also provides a picture of the life of foreigners in this closed society, considers how the DPRK evolved to its current state, and offers thoughts on how to tackle the challenges that it throws up, in light of the failure of current approaches. The book is illustrated with often striking photographs taken by Everard during his stay in North Korea.