by John Sweeney
North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth…more
North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation on earth; Big Brother is always watching. It is Orwell's 1984 made reality.
Award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney is one of the few foreign journalists to have witnessed the devastating reality of life in the controversial and isolated nation of North Korea, having entered the country undercover, posing as a university professor with a group of students from the London School of Economics.
Huge factories with no staff or electricity; hospitals with no patients; uniformed child soldiers; and the world-famous and eerily empty DMZ—the DeMilitarized Zone, where North Korea ends and South Korea begins—all framed by the relentless flow of regime propaganda from omnipresent loudspeakers. Free speech is an illusion: one word out of line and the gulag awaits. State spies are everywhere, ready to punish disloyalty and the slightest sign of discontent.
Drawing on his own experiences and his extensive interviews with defectors and other key witnesses, Sweeney's North Korea Undercover pulls back the curtain, providing a rare insight into life there today, examining the country's troubled history and addressing important questions about its uncertain future.
Advance Praise for North Korea Undercover
“The recent UN report on North Korea underlined the importance of Sweeney's book. There is much to learn from North Korea Undercover.” —Literary Review
“In a carefully footnoted and documented work, Sweeney has done his homework in this account of his strange and troubling visit inside North Korea.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Sweeney's book is a spark in the dark of North Korea.” —The Times [close]
by David Joiner (Goodreads Author)
"Tender, brutal, authentic, Lotusland captures the romance, disenchantment, and discoveries of expats living high…more
"Tender, brutal, authentic, Lotusland captures the romance, disenchantment, and discoveries of expats living high and low in Vietnam. Joiner weaves a fine story."
– Andrew X. Pham, author of Catfish and Mandala and Eaves of Heaven, and translator of Last Night I Dreamed of Peace
"Lotusland transports readers far away from narratives about the Vietnam War. David Joiner takes Vietnam as many people have come to know it and shows what it's like today. A wonderful, important debut."
– Le Ly Hayslip, author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace
For more info, visit http://www.david-joiner.com [close]
by Sharon Schweitzer (Goodreads Author), Liz Alexander (Goodreads Author)
Access to Asia presents a deeply insightful framework for today's global business l…more
Access to Asia presents a deeply insightful framework for today's global business leaders and managers, whether traveling from Toronto to Taipei, Baltimore to Bangalore, or San Francisco to Shanghai. Everyone is essentially in the relationship business.
Within Asia, building trust and inspiring respect are vital steps in developing business relationships that transcend basic contractual obligations.
Readers will find in-the-trenches advice and stories from over 100 professionals in 10 countries:
China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines, Singapore South Korea and Taiwan.
•Discover the unique eight-question framework that provides rich interview material and insight
•Track cultural progress and highlight areas to improve with the Self-Awareness Profile
•Learn the little-known facts, reports, and resources that help establish and strengthen Asian business relationships
Effective intercultural communication is mandatory for today's successful global business leaders. If you are looking to engage more successfully with your counterparts in Asia, Access to Asia showcases the critical people skills that drive global business success.
Sharon and I would be most grateful if you would consider posting a review as a result of reading our book. We truly hope you find it an informative and inspiring read. Thank you! [close]
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