Late notice of a seminar at SOAS today: The Complex Effects of South Korean Resettlement Policy on the Social Class of North Koreans in South Korea Dr Jennifer Hough (SOAS Centre of Korean Studies Research Fellow) Wednesday 9 October 2019, 3:10pm Room S113, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), SOAS University of London Open to students, […]
Today’s Daily Mail features a Korean TV women’s talk / talent show featuring North Korean defectors: Now on My Way to Meet You.
Two Korean films will be screening as part of the 55th BFI London Film Festival this month: Hong Sang-soo makes his regular appearance, while Kim Kyung-mook’s Stateless Things centres on the life of a North Korean illegal immigrant in Seoul. Hong Sang-soo: The Day He Arrives Fri 14 Oct | 20:45 | NFT 2 Sun […]
Interesting Yonhap article on ex-North Korean traditional medicine practitioner giving treatments to S Korean stars http://bit.ly/pMutUr (#)
Strangers at Home: North Koreans in the South is the latest report from the International Crisis Group, draws attention to the difficulties South Korea is facing in absorbing North Korean defectors. The full report is available here: http://bit.ly/pNZeR7.
Thousands of North Korean refugees fleeing face a cold reality in South Korean society. Many are seeking refuge in 3rd countries, although strict asylum rules mean many eventually are forced to settle in the South without benefits or resettlement payments. By Mihyun Jang North Korean refugees in China According to the Unification Ministry of South […]
Barbara Demick: Nothing to Envy – Real Lives in North Korea Granta, 2010 Why, when Korean Studies bookshelves are dominated by volumes about the North, about which so much less is known than the South, do we need yet another volume? Why, when we have so many defector eye-witness accounts of starvation, torture and oppression, […]
LKL reports from the book launch of Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy – Real Lives in North Korea It was a well-informed audience attending Barbara Demick’s book launch at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday, many of whom had been to North Korea. As the strains of a Mozart Symphony wafted upstairs from the concert […]