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The e-Asia Collection contains about 1800 LIT and PDF eBooks. By building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources, e-Asia strives to contribute to the research and scholarship of East Asia. While the e-Asia project is based largely on resources held at the University of Oregon Library, its purpose is neither to duplicate nor displace printed traditional materials.

 
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The People's Korea Vietnamese President Visits Dprk; Ties Enter Ne...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Tran Duc Luong, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, paid an official visit to the D.P.R.K. from May 2 to 5. The Vietnamese leader's visit became more than reciprocal to the last year's visit of his country by Kim Yong Nam of the Presidium of the D.P.R.K. Supreme People's Assembly in that it revitalized the traditional ties of friendship and cooperation to meet the new century, which were forged by the preceding leaders of the two countries-- Kim Il Sung and Ho Chi Minh.

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The People's Korea Park Chung Hee's Daughter Goes to North; Kim Jo...

By: PK Staff Reporter

Excerpt: In a dramatic move, Ms. Park Keun Hye, the daughter of the assassinated South Korean president Park Chung Hee and a member of the South's National Assembly, made an unofficial visit to Pyongyang from May 11 to 14 at the invitation of the North's National Reconciliation Council. Park's surprise visit came in a complex political situation in the South as she left the conservative first opposition Grand National Party and started bitterly condemning its leader Ri H...

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The People's Korea Kim Yong Nam Visits Indonesia Spa President Tal...

By: Kim Yong Nam

Excerpt: Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the D.P.R.K. Supreme People's Assembly, paid his official visit to the Republic of Indonesia from July 10 to 12 at the invitation of Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri. Kim Yong Nam's visit came three months after Indonesian President Megawati visited the D.P.R.K. in March. His visit has again provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations.

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The People's Korea Kim Yong Nam Visits Libya and Syria to Strength...

By: Kim Yong Nam

Excerpt: After wrapping up his three-day trip to Indonesia from July 10 to 12, Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the D.P.R.K. Supreme People's Assembly, visited two Arab nations, Libya and Syria, from July 12 to 17 to strengthen bilateral diplomatic relations and sign new agreements related to economic, cultural and technological cooperation. His visit to Libya and Syria was believed to be intended to establish a unified front to defy U.S. hegemony. The D.P.R.K...

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The People's Korea North and South Celebrate Liberation Day with J...

By: he People's Korea

Excerpt: In commemoration of the 57th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, North and South Korean civic groups held a large-scale joint festival in Seoul to put spurs to the movement to achieve national reconciliation, unity and reunification. The historic joint Seoul meeting marked a fresh opportunity to accelerate the Korean reunification movement. More than 500 North and South Korean civilian delegates participated in the festival held at the...

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Evaluating Chinese Military Procurement from Russia

By: Dennis J. Blasko

Excerpt: The Chinese military is in the process of a long-term modernization program. Uniformed and civilian leaders have studied recent conflicts, analyzed shortfalls, and identified improvements to be made in doctrine, force structure, and equipment. They are aware of the gap in capabilities between the People?s Liberation Army (P.L.A.) and other militaries, notably the U.S. Armed Forces. Most foreign analysis of the current and potential Chinese military threat emphas...

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The People's Korea Kim Jong Il Holds Third Summit Talks with Putin...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: In a move to demonstrate friendly ties between the D.P.R.K. and its neighbor Russia, Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defense Commission met with his counterpart President Vladimir V. Putin on August 23 in Vladivostok, during his recent five-day tour of the Far Eastern region of Russia. It became a prominent international news event in that the summit talks between the two leaders came at a time when Pyongyang was doubling its effort to better bilateral ties...

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The People's Korea Dprk Celebrates 54Th National Foundation Day

By: he People's Korea

Excerpt: The D.P.R.K. commemorated the 54th anniversary of the foundation of the country. Various kinds of commemorative events were held in Pyongyang on September 8 and 9. A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture on September 8 to commemorate the D.P.R.K?s National Foundation Day, attended by senior officials of the party, the state and the army and the chairmen of the friendly parties. Present on invitation were diplomatic envoys and foreign guests.

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The People's Korea First Dprk-Japan Summit Makes Breakthrough in C...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Kim Jong Il, Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister, met and had talks in Pyongyang on September 17, 2002. The two top leaders shared the view that liquidating the unpleasant past between the D.P.R.K. and Japan, settling the pending issues and establishing fruitful political, economic and cultural relations between them are in the basic interests of both sides and g...

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The People's Korea Pyongyang Said Bush's Envoy Was Arrogant and Hi...

By: James Kelly

Excerpt: James Kelly, U.S. assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, raising 'issues of concern,' took a highhanded and arrogant attitude during the latest D.P.R.K-U.S. talks in Pyongyang, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the D.P.R.K. said in an October 7 statement. Commenting on a three-day visit to Pyongyang by the special envoy of President George W. Bush, the spokesman dismissed the U.S.-raised issues of concern as nothing but a product ...

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The People's Korea Pyongyang Counters U.S. Arrogance with Ambiguit...

By: he People's Korea

Excerpt: Pyongyang has given a great shock to Washington by allegedly admitting its clandestine plan on uranium enrichment at the time of the recent bilateral talks. Washington has escalated its diatribe against Pyongyang by stressing that it is a breach of the 1994 Agreed Framework, trying to whitewash the Bush administration's labeling North Korea as a member of an axis of evil. Worth paying attention here, however, is the fact that it took as long as twelve days for t...

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Land of Misfortunes

By: Kim Il Sung

Excerpt: My Family; My life began in the 1910s when Korea had suffered the worst tragic calamities. By the time I was born, Korea was already under the Japanese colonial rule. Korea was under the thumb of Japanese Emperor through a Japan-Korea annexation agreement. The Korean people became slaves of Japanese Governor General of Korea.

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Mapping the Global: Future Report of the National Intelligence Cou...

By: Robert L. Hutchings

Excerpt: Mapping the Global Future; Report of the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project is the third unclassified report prepared by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in recent years that takes a long-term view of the future.

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Workers of the Whole World, Unite! the Present Times and the Tasks...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Next year the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students will be held in Pyongyang, and this will be a significant event. The delegates of progressive students and young people in the five continents will come to our country, the homeland of Juche, and strengthen international friendship and solidarity, making a resolve to fight in cooperation for their common cause. This will not only be a great event in the development of the youth movement in the world, but al...

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Workers of the Whole World, Unite! Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: At a time when the imperialists and reactionaries are resorting to unprecedentedly vicious schemes against socialism, many misleading statements are being made about socialism. The enemies of socialism are abusing it, calling it ?totalitarian,? ?barracks-like? and ?administrative and commanding? and are distorting the facts, pretending that the setback suffered by socialism is because its nature is such. The claim that socialism is ?totalitarian,? ?barracks-like...

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Workers of the Whole World, Unite! Let Us Step up the Three-Revolu...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Ten years have passed since we launched the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement. In 1975 our Party called on the people working in all the fields of the revolution and construction to launch this movement in order to ensure the success of the ideological, technical and cultural revolutions which had been proposed by the great leader Comrade Kim II Sung. In the ten years since the workers at the Komdok Mine and the members of the cooperative farm at Chongsan-ri ra...

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The Struggle for Dominance Korea on the Brink, 1979–1980

By: John A. Wickham Jr.

Excerpt: IN OCTOBER 1979, the head of Korean Central Intelligence assassinated President Park Chunghee. At midnight on December 12, 1979--in what become known as the ?12/12 incident?--a coup led by General Chun Doo-hwan overthrew the civilian government under Choi Kyu-ha. Five months later bloody protests erupted in Kwangju. During this period of violence and unrest American and South Korean troops warily watched the demilitarized zone (DMZ), fearful that Pyongyang might...

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Workers of the Whole World, Unite! Life and Literature

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: EDITOR?S NOTE; After carefully considering the position and importance of cinematic art in the revolution and construction, dear Comrade Kim Jong Il has written the treatise ?Theory of Cinematic Art? which clarifies the theoretical and practical problems of cinematic art as a whole. This treatise gives a comprehensive and detailed account of matters which arise in creating and developing this form of art, such as life and literature, filmmaking and direction, ch...

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Workers of the Whole World, Unite! on Further Improving the Work o...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Taking advantage of the current national training course for trade union workers, I should like to speak about some questions in further improving the work of the trade unions at the present moment. The trade unions are mass political organizations of the working class and dependable assistants and defenders of the Party. They must re-educate the industrial workers and other members to rally closely around the Party and mobilize them dynamically into the revolut...

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Workers of the Whole World, Unite! on Further Improving Party Ideo...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: The Party is now faced with new, important tasks in its ideological work. A great deal of improvement has been made in Party ideological work since new policies on this work were put forward at the short course for Party propagandists from all parts of the country in February, 1974. However, our revolution, which has entered a new stage of development, requires that further improvement be made in this work. The historic 6th Congress of the Party set a magnificen...

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