Kim Il Sung

The North Korean Leader

Dae-Sook Suh

Columbia University Press

Kim Il Sung

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Pub Date: May 1995

ISBN: 9780231065733

443 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $36.00£28.00

Kim Il Sung

The North Korean Leader

Dae-Sook Suh

Columbia University Press

This book is especially important now with Kim Il Sung's death, the ending of the nuclear crisis between North Korea and the United States, and the obscured emergence of a successor regime ostensibly headed by Kim Il Jong, Sung's son. Suh's book investigates the impact of Kim Il Sung on the history and politics of North Korea and what his death will mean for the future of the country and its relations with the rest of the world.
Necessary background for our understadning of this mystic leader and the regime that he built...a major conribution to scholarship and essential reading for anyuone intersted in contemporary Korea. Journal of Asian Studies
Dae-Sook Suh... has to be commended for a thoroughly-researched study of the first North Korean president Il Sum King. Suh has produced a first rate historical study of the North Korean leader, his life and his politics. Korean Quarterly
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Acknowledgements
Part I: Young Kim and the United Army
1. Background
2. Kim and the Northeast Anti-Japanese United Army
3. Guerrilla Accomplishments
Part II: Consolidation of Political Power
4. The Soviet Occupation of North Korea
5. The Workers' Party of Korea
6. The Republic and the Army
Part III: Challenges to Kim's Leadership
7. The Korean War and Kim's Rivals
8. After the War
Part IV: Search for Korean Identity
9. Mobilization Campaigns
10. The Sino-Soviet Dispute and Kim Il Sung
Part V: Problems in Kim's Independence
11. The Rise of the Military
12. The South Korean Revolution
13. Disintegration of the Partisan Group
Part VI: North Korea Under Kim
14. South Korea and the Third World
15. The Shift from Party to State
16. Semiretirement in the New Era
Part VII: Church'e and the Republic
17. On Kim's Political Thought
18. The Republic by Kim
Appendix 1. Partisans of the United Army in North Korean Politics
Appendix 2. Partisans of the United Army Not in North Korean Politics
Appendix 3. Partisans Who Died Before the Liberation of Korea
Appendix 4: Chronology of Kim Il Sung
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Dae-Sook Suh is the director of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii.