North Koreans in South Korea

Today’s Daily Mail features a Korean TV women’s talk / talent show featuring North Korean defectors: Now on My Way to Meet You. Keywords: General post tags: Defectors | North Koreans in South Korea | 이만갑

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Korean Films at the 55th BFI London Film Festival

by Events Editor 9 October 2011
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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 […]

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A top North Korean traditional medicine practitioner in Seoul

by Philip Gowman 24 August 2011
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Interesting Yonhap article on ex-North Korean traditional medicine practitioner giving treatments to S Korean stars http://bit.ly/pMutUr (#) Keywords: General post tags: North Koreans in South Korea

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International Crisis Group report on North Korean refugees in South Korea

by Philip Gowman 14 July 2011
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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. Keywords: General post tags: Border-crossers | Defectors | North Koreans in South Korea

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Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy lives up to the hype

by Philip Gowman 27 November 2010
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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, […]

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Nothing to envy: it brought tears to the eyes of a jaded cynic

by Philip Gowman 20 February 2010
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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 […]

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