Korean War Memorial unveiled in London

The South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se had a busy Wednesday last week as part of a three-day visit to the UK. According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release, top of the agenda was the first annual Strategic Dialogue meeting between the two countries agreed during President Park’s state visit last year. The […]

Book review: Haïlji — The Republic of Užupis

Haïlji: The Republic of Užupis Translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton Dalkey Archive 2014. 160pp Originally published as 우주피스 공화국, Minumsa, 2009. Imagine what Haruki Murakami might come up with in a collaboration with David Lynch, after watching a few monster-free episodes of Doctor Who, and you might get an inkling of what to expect […]

North Korea Freedom Week – programme of events

Attached is a full programme of events for North Korea Freedom Week. Here is an introduction to the week, from Kim Joo-il: North Korea Freedom Week in Europe 2014 8-14 December On 18 November, the UN General Assembly Third Committee passed a resolution condemning North Korea for its systematic and widespread human rights violations. The […]

December events 2014

The focus on North Korea continues into this month, with North Korea Freedom Week commencing 8 December. Talks and seminars 1. North Korea and the Korean peninsula Chatham House hosts a half day conference on Security on the Korean Peninsula on 3 Dec The Daiwa Foundation hosts a session on Dealing with North Korea on […]

Book review: Kim Joo-young — Stingray

Kim Joo-young: Stingray Dalkey Archive 2013, 124pp Translated by Inrae You Vinciguerra and Louis Vinciguerra. Originally published as 홍어, Munidang, Seoul, 1998 Stingray has the accolade of being allocated #1 in Dalkey Archive‘s set of 10 Korean novels translated into English. It happens to be the third I’ve picked up. The first two were real […]