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The Resource In order to live, Yeonmi Park

In order to live, Yeonmi Park

Label
In order to live
Title
In order to live
Statement of responsibility
Yeonmi Park
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die ?from starvation, or disease, or even execution. In Order to Live is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape to South Korea through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and her emergence as a leading human rights activist ?all before her twenty-first birthday. Park was born to a family of civil servants in the North Korean city of Hyesan, along the Chinese border. She grew up in a society in which the regime controls everything you do, everything you learn, where you go, what you say, even what you think. In this warped world, famine was a way of life and minor offenses, such as watching foreign videos,could prove fatal. Park's family was relatively privileged until her father, a party member, was arrested for smuggling. After that, life in North Korea became a ceaseless battle against starvation. Escaping with her mother, Park began a long journey of unspeakable hardship and degradation through China and Mongolia, which finally yielded her freedom in South Korea. Today Park is an influential leader of the younger generations of Korean dissidents and an internationally recognized advocate for human rights around the world. In the end, In Order to Live is about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love to overcome the most ghastly horrors and the most hopeless circumstances. "I had to learn how to love others," says Yeonmi Park. "And now I am willing to die for them."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1993-
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Park, Yeonmi
Dewey number
  • 951.9305092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS935.7773.P37
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Park, Yeonmi
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Label
In order to live, Yeonmi Park
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698409361
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
4085A64B-9588-4FCA-B61F-A031AB0B7E78
System control number
  • 919338921
  • (OCoLC)919338921
Label
In order to live, Yeonmi Park
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698409361
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
4085A64B-9588-4FCA-B61F-A031AB0B7E78
System control number
  • 919338921
  • (OCoLC)919338921

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