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The Academy of Korean Studies Press

North Korean Modern History: A Sourcebook Volume II

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ISBN: 9791158663599

 

This source book on North Korean Modern History is published in English to help scholars to research on North Korea. In most cases even the most basic documents relating to North Korea’s history are available only in the Korean language. North Korean authorities occasionally issue English versions of selected documents, but these translations are markedly inferior in quality—some are in atrocious English.
The purpose of this book is to collect and present basic documents and improve our understanding of North Korea’s political and social traditions. This is not an effort to either praise or denigrate North Korea’s accomplishments or failures. it is an introduction of the basic documents that will assist our analysis and understanding of the country.
Translating the North Korean documents into proper English was a more challenging task than the translations into Japanese and acceptable Korean. Therefore, in order to keep this study to a manageable length, the English version is limited to the compilation of the most essential and basic documents.
It is a study on the basic documents of North Korea, and it is hoped that this collection of source materials will be useful to scholars and officials studying or dealing with North Korea. 

 

Dae-Sook Suh

Faculty: Professor of Political Science at University of Hawaii

Wan Bom Lee

Faculty: Professor of Political Science at the Graduate School of Korean Studies, the Academy of Korean Studies

 

Contents

Part 2 Supreme People’s Assembly 
List of the Basic Documents of the Supreme People’s Assembly 423
Commentary on the Basic Documents of the SPA 425
Text of the Basic Documents of the SPA 433
2.1. On the Immediate Tasks of the People’s Power in Socialist 
Construction (September 20, 1957) 433
2.2. On the Immediate Tasks of the Government of the DPRK 
(October 23, 1962) 447
2.3. Let Us Embody More Thoroughly the Revolutionary Spirit of
Independence, Self-Sustenance, and Self-Defense in All Fields of
State Activity (December 16, 1967) 478
2.4. The DPRK is the Banner of Freedom and Independence for Our
People and a Powerful Weapon for Building Socialism and 
Communism (September 7, 1968) 516
2.5. Let Us Further Strengthen the Socialist System of Our Country
[North Korean authorities’ English version] (December 25, 1972) 558
2.6. Let Us Further Strengthen the People’s Government 
(December 15, 1977) 585 
2.7. Let Us Push Forward Socialist Construction under the Banner of
the Juch’e Idea (September 9, 1978) 598
2.8. Tasks of the People’s Government in Modeling the Entire Society
with the Juch’e Idea [North Korean authorities’ English version] 
(April 14, 1982) 617 
2.9. For the Complete Victory of Socialism [North Korean authorities’ 
English version] (December 30, 1986) 635 
2.10. Let Us Bring the Advantages of Socialism in Our Country into 
Full Play [North Korean authorities’ English version] (May 24, 1990) 654
Part 3 Military, Foreign Relations, and Unification
List of the Basic Documents of the Military, Foreign Relations, and 
Unification 673 
Commentary on the Basic Documents of the Military, Foreign
Relations, and Unification 675
Text of the Basic Documents of the Military, Foreign Relations, and 
Unification 680
3.1. Every Effort for Victory in the War (June 26, 1950) 680 
3.2. The Korean People’s Army is the Successor to the Anti-Japanese
Armed Struggle (February 8, 1958) 685
3.3. Our People’s Army is the Army of the Working Class and the Army
of the Revolution: Class and Political Education Should be 
Continuously Strengthened (February 8, 1963) 708 
3.4. The Present Situation and the Tasks of Our Party [North Korean
authorities’ English version] (October 5, 1966) 743 
3.5. The Non-Alignment Movement is a Mighty Anti-Imperialist
Revolutionary Force of Our Time [North Korean authorities’ 
English version] (December 16, 1975) 796 
3.6. Every Effort for the Country’s Reunification and Independence and
for Socialist Construction in the Northern Half of the Republic 
(April 1955) 799 
3.7. Let Us Strengthen the Revolutionary Forces in Every Way to Achieve
the Cause of Reunification of the Country (February 27, 1964) 809 
3.8. On Socialist Construction in the Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea and the South Korean Revolution (April 14, 1965) 820
Part 4 Economy and Society 
List of the Basic Documents on Economy and Society 853 
Commentary on the Basic Documents on Economy and Society 855 
Text of the Basic Documents on Economy and Society 863 
4.1. The Accomplishment of the Two-Year People’s Economic Plan
is a Material Guarantee for Reunification of the Fatherland 
(February 1, 1949) 863 
4.2. Everything for the Postwar Rehabilitation and Development of the
National Economy (August 5, 1963) 873
4.3. On the Second Seven-Year Plan (1978–1984) for the Development
of the National Economy of the DPRK (December 17, 1977) 901
4.4. On the Task of the League of Socialist Working Youth (May 15, 1964) 914
4.5. On Creating Revolutionary Literature and Art (November 7, 1964) 931 
4.6. On Correctly Preserving the National Character of the Korean 
Language: Talk with Linguists (May 14, 1966) 941 
4.7. On Correctly Implementing Our Party’s Policy toward Intellectuals
(June 14, 1968) 951 4.8. Theses on Socialist Education (September 5, 1977) 971


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