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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T15:42:51Z
dc.date.available2014-06-06T15:42:51Z
dc.date.issued2009-02-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/13913
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: If you build a luxury hotel in a city that discourages tourists from visiting, who'll stay there? It's like a bad Zen koan, isn't it? But it's not hypothetical: it refers to the Ryugyong Hotel aka The Hotel of Doom in Pyongyang, North Korea. Called "the worst building in the history of mankind" by Esquire Magazine, work was halted on it in 1992 when Russia cut off the funding. So now the building, once a symbol of the greatness of the Communist state, once pictured on postage stamps, was suddenly being airbrushed out of photographs. For the past 16 years, its empty shell has been a symbol of the country's decline. Now, however, there's talk of finishing it to the tune of two billion dollars. Reservations anybody? I can think of a few. #ceas #hacker #NorthKorea
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0146
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/832578-0146-hotel-of-doom
dc.subjectNorth Korea
dc.subjectRyugyong Hotel
dc.subjectHotel Of Doom
dc.titleHotel of Doom
dc.typeRecording, oral
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