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North Korea: The Kim Dynasty and the People  

This lecture course will trace developments in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) from the partition of the peninsula in 1945 through the second decade of the 21st century. Topics will include the rise to power of Kim Il-Sung and his successors, i.e., son and grandson, their respective domestic and foreign policies and the intended effects of each, changes in those policies over time, and the responses of the Korean people, South Korea, the United States, and others.

Suggested Reading
Armstrong, Charles. THE NORTH KOREAN REVOLUTION, 1945-1950. (2003)
Buzo, Adrian. THE MAKING OF MODERN KOREA. (2007)
Haggard, S. & M. Noland. FAMINE IN NORTH KOREA. MARKETS, AID, AND REFORM. (2007)
Lankov, Adnrei. THE REAL NORTH KOREA. LIFE AND POLITICS IN THE FAILED STALINIST UTOPIA. (2015)