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Book Talk: Victor Cha on “The Impossible State, Updated Edition: North Korea, Past and Future”
October 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Asian Studies Program and the Mortara Center invites Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff to a discussion about North Korean history, economy, and culture with Professor Victor Cha and Professor Abraham Newman as moderator. Dr. Cha’s updated edition of The Impossible State, Updated Edition: North Korea, Past and Future (HarperCollins Publishers) provides “our best look yet at its history and the rise of the Kim family dynasty and the obsessive personality cult that empowers them, illuminates the repressive regime’s complex economy and culture, its appalling record of human rights abuses, and its belligerent relationship with the United States, and analyzes the regime’s major security issues—from the seemingly endless war with its southern neighbor to its frightening nuclear ambitions—all in light of the destabilizing effects of Kim Jong-il’s death and the transition of power to his unpredictable heir.”
A light lunch and beverages will be served.