Kim Jong-il bibliography

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Kim Jong-il
Kim Jong-il
Complete Collection 13
Selected Works 24

Kim Jong-il (16 February 1941/1942 – 17 December 2011) was the Supreme Leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011.

According to North Korean sources, Kim Jong-il published some 890 works during a period of his career from June 1964 to June 1994.[1] According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the number of works from 1964 to 2001 was 550.[2] In 2000, it was reported that the Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House has published at least 120 works by Kim.[3] In 2009, KCNA put the numbers as follows:

At least 354,000 copies of [Kim Jong-il's works] were translated into nearly 70 languages and came off the press in about 80 countries in the new century.

There were more than 500 activities for studying and distributing the works in at least 120 countries and regions in 2006. The following year witnessed a total of more than 600 events of diverse forms in at least 130 countries and regions. And 2008 saw at least 3,000 functions held in over 150 countries and regions for the same purpose.[4]

The Selected Works of Kim Jong-il (Enlarged Edition), whose publishing has continued posthumously, runs into volume 24 in Korean,[5] and to volume 15 in English.[6] Volumes three to eight were never published in English.[7]

The Complete Collection of Kim Jong-il's Works is currently in volume 13.[8] There is a "Kim Jong-il's Works Exhibition House" dedicated to his works in North Korea, holding 1,100 of his works and manuscripts.[9]

In his teens and university years, Kim Jong-il wrote poems – notably "O Korea, I will Add Glory to Thee".[10] Kim Jong-il also wrote song lyrics.[11] His first major literary work was On the Art of the Cinema in 1973.[12]


Year Title Notes
1970 Let us Create more Revolutionary Films Based on Socialist Life [1]
1973 On the Art of the Cinema
1981 On Further Improving Party Ideological Work [2]
1982 On the Juche Idea
1983 Let us Advance under the Banner of Marxism-Leninism and the Juche Idea [3]
1984 On Further Improving the Work of the Trade Unions [4]
1985 On the Further Improvement of the Health Service [5]
1986 Let us Step up the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement [6]
1986 Life and Literature [7]
1987 On Establishing the Juche Outlook on the Revolution [8]
1987 The Cinema and Directing [9]
1988 The Present Times and the Tasks Facing Young People [10]
1990 On Having a Correct Viewpoint and Understanding of the Juche Philosophy [11]
1990 On Some Problems of the Ideological Foundation of Socialism [12]
1990 Socialism of our Country is a Socialism of our Style as the Embodiment of the Juche Idea [13]
1992 Socialism is the Life of our People [14]
1993 Abuses of Socialism are Intolerable [15]
1994 Socialism is a Science [16]
1995 Giving Priority to Ideological Work is Essential for Accomplishing Socialism [17]
1995 The Worker's Party of Korea is the Party of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung [18]
1996 Respecting the Forerunners of the Revolution is a Noble Moral Obligation of Revolutionaries [19]
1996 The Juche Philosophy is an Original Revolutionary Philosophy [20]
1996 Let us Exalt the Brilliance of Comrade Kim Il Sung's Idea on the Youth Movement and the Achievements Made Under his Leadership [21]
1997 On Preserving the Juche Character and National Character of the Revolution and Construction [22]
1997 Let us Carry out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Instructions for National Reunification [23]

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  1. ^ "1. A Great Thinker and Theoretician". May 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Over 530 works of Kim Jong Il published". KCNA. 8 June 2001. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Over 120 works of Kim Jong Il brought out". KCNA. 26 December 2000. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kim Jong Il Authors Lots of Works". KCNA. August 25, 2009. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "'Selected Works of Kim Jong Il' (Enlarged Edition) Vol. 24 Off Press". KCNA. 22 November 2014. Archived from the original on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Korea Publications Exchange Association catalogue (PDF). Korea Publications Exchange Association. 2015. p. [27]. 
  7. ^ "Selected Works". Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "'Complete Collection of Kim Jong Il's Works' Vol. 13 Published". Rodong Sinmun. 6 May 2016. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Service Personnel, People Visit Kim Jong Il's Works Exhibition House". KCNA. 18 February 2015. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "23. Leader Kim Jong Il, genius of literature and art". March 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Song lyrics by Kim Jong Il". Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  12. ^ Jae-Cheon Lim (2015). Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea: The Leader State. Routledge. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-317-56741-7. 

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