London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Collections that include work by James E Hoare

Book Talk – Black Girl from Pyongyang

Join author Monica Macias as she explores extraordinary true story of a West African girl’s upbringing in North Korea under the guardianship of President Kim Il Sung in conversation with Jim Hoare. In 1979, aged only seven, Monica Macias was sent from West Africa to the unfamiliar surroundings of North Korea by her father, the … [Read More]

2021 IKSU Korean Studies Summer School

Registration is now open for UCLan’s first Korean Studies Summer School: 2021 IKSU Korean Studies Summer School Date: 28 – 30 June, 2021 Time: 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM (UK Time) Venue: Online (MS TEAMS) The International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK, launched Korean Studies Summer School … [Read More]

2019 LSE SU Korea Future Forum: Progression or Regression?

This year’s Korea Future Forum looks particularly interesting for the two keynote addresses, especially prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun. Full speaker details and more on the conference’s website and Facebook page. 2019 LSE SU Korea Future Forum Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE Saturday 2 March 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:20 PM Tickets £40 (students £20) | Buy … [Read More]

Event news: Practical Engagement with DPR Korea

News of a one-day conference in Cambridge early in the New Year: Practical Engagement with DPR Korea: Progress and Prospects Pyongyang University of Science and Technology UK Scholarship Programme You are invited to a Symposium to be held at Cripps Court | Magdalene College | 1-3 Chesterton Road | Cambridge CB4 3AD Saturday 7th January … [Read More]

Escape from North Korea – Panel discussion at LSE

Another North Korea refugee related event this Wednesday at the LSE. This is a public event, but please signify your attendance on the event’s Facebook page or by emailing R.Faruq at so that they can register your name for security purposes. At time of writing there are 120+ attendees, so I hope they’ve got … [Read More]

Korean War: Memory and Legacy – at Asia House

The event originally scheduled for back in September is now taking place tomorrow, 1 December at Asia House. Korean War: Memory and Legacy, North and South Panellists include Daniel Levitsky and Michael Shin, chaired by Jim Hoare Wednesday 01 Dec, 2010 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Location: Asia House Doors 18.30 The Korean war of … [Read More]