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  • Booklist: North Korea (161 titles)
    • From Shadows to Light: An Afternoon of Talks on North Korean Human Rights

      Join the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council UK Chapter for an afternoon of personal stories and professional insight on the hidden situation in North Korea. Followed by Q&A and reception 14:00 – 14:10 Event Opening 14:10 – 14:30 Opening Talk: Chulsoo Kim Chulsoo Kim, a North Korean escapee who arrived in the UK as a teenager … [Read More]

      SOAS seminar: Crackdowns and Containment: K-culture and markets in North Korea under Covid

      In this talk, Peter Ward will present fresh research undertaken as part of a recent paper to be published by the Korean Development Institute (KDI) about the contrasting approaches that the North Korean regime is taking to consumption and distribution of foreign content compared to other markets in North Korea today. Utilizing a close reading … [Read More]

      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]

      Healing Hearts: The stories and voices of North Korean refugees

      Three North Korean refugees will share their experiences in North and South Korea through different voices. Co-founder of Freedom Speakers International will share his experiences meeting with more than 500 North Koreans refugees and why North Korean refugees speak out. After the forum, attendees will also be invited to watch “You Don’t Know,” a documentary … [Read More]

      SOAS conference: The Real North Korea: in its Multiplicity of Origins, Dynamics, and Futures

      Speakers: Andrei Lankov, Park Hyung-jung, Tatiana Gabroussenko, Balazs Szalontai, Kevin Gray, Charlotte Webb, Camilo Aguirre, Peter Ward This special one-day symposium on North Korea’s history, society and economy will be co-hosted by the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies and the AKS Korean Studies Laboratory: ‘The Real North Korea’. It will be an opportunity to hear … [Read More]

      Science Engagement with the DPRK: The Mount Paektu Research Centre

      BKS members are invited to this talk and drinks reception. Doors open 18.15, Talk and discussion: 18.30, Drinks reception: 19.30 Opening and closing remarks Professor Sir Martyn Poliako FRS, University of Nottingham Martin Uden, Chair, British Korean Society The Mount Paektu Research Centre Professor James Hammond, Birkbeck, University of London Dr Amy Donovan, University of Cambridge … [Read More]

      Assassins: the story of Kim Jong Nam’s murder

      Thanks to Jason Verney for drawing our attention to this one. Available on demand / online for an unknown length of time, a documentary about the assassination of Kim Jong Nam. Details of where you can rent it can be found on the film’s website, www.assassins-film.co.uk Assassins Dir: Ryan White (2020, 1h 44m) Available online … [Read More]

      Online lecture: North Korean Ghost Ships

      A lecture and screening about a fascinating topic to ease you in to the Bank Holiday weekend. I missed the screening at SOAS last year so I’ll definitely be tuning in to this. North Korean Ghost Ships Thursday 7 May, 2020 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Talk by Robert Winstanley-Chesters and film showing and Q&A … [Read More]

      SOAS seminar: Socialist competition and class formation in DPRK, 1953-56

      A seminar at SOAS tomorrow, just announced. Looks interesting. Socialist competition and class formation in North Korea’s post-Korean War recovery, 1953-1956 Dr Owen Miller (SOAS) Friday 6 December 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre Register on SOAS website Abstract How did North Korea manage to recover … [Read More]

      Film Screening: North Korean Ghost Ships

      Nicholas Ahlmark (Director) Friday 22 November 2019, 5:15 – 7:00pm SOAS, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Alumni Lecture Theatre Register on SOAS website Documentary filmmaker Nicholas Ahlmark, will visit to show his new documentary ‘North Korean Ghost Ships’ and give a Q+A. Director Biography Nicholas has built a career and reputation working on documentaries for … [Read More]

      North Korea: The Foundations for Economic Revival

      A Roundtable Event co-hosted by the British Korean Society and Henry Jackson Society Monday 11th November 2019, 17:30 In & Out Club, 4 St James’ Square, London SW1Y 4JU British Korean Society members only event. Sign up on their website. The Henry Jackson Society and the British Korean Society are delighted to invite Members of … [Read More]