Wednesday, June 29, 2011

People's Grand Study House


Russell of New Zealand bought me this North Korea postcard at the World Expo in Shanghai.

The North Korean education system (Juche Education) is based on the principle of "study while working". This was part of the extensive construction in P'yŏngyang in honor of President Kim II Sung's 70th birthday in 1982. The library was opened as the "centre for the project of intellectualizing the whole of society and a sanctuary of learning for the entire people."

The building can house up to 30 million books,of which it contains around 10,800 documents, books and "on the spot guidance".

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

I really wanted to go to the Shanghai Expo. sigh. Just couldn't make it work.