In See You Again in Pyongyang, Travis Jeppesen, the first American
to complete a university program in North Korea, culls from his
experiences living, traveling, and studying in the country to
create a multifaceted portrait of the country and its idiosyncratic
capital city in the Kim Jong Un Era. Anchored by the experience of
his five trips to North Korea and his interactions with citizens
from all walks of life, Jeppesen takes readers behind the
propaganda, showing how the North Korean system actually works in
daily life. He challenges the notion that Pyongyang is merely a
"showcase capital" where everything is staged for the benefit of
foreigners, as well as the idea that Pyongyangites are brainwashed
robots. Jeppesen introduces readers to an array of fascinating
North Koreans, from government ministers with a side hustle in
black market Western products to young people enamored with
American pop culture. With unique personal insight and a rigorous
historical grounding, Jeppesen goes beyond the media cliches,
showing North Koreans in their full complexity. See You Again in
Pyongyang is an essential addition to the literature about one of
the world's most fascinating and mysterious places.
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