The number of defectors from North Korea increased significantly in the past decade. In South Korea as of 2017 about 29,000 North Korean refugees are said to have settled down, and many more are thought to be hiding in the border region between China and North Korea. Their stories are most valuable for understanding the totalitarian regime in the North and publicizing unthinkable human rights abuses in the infamous gulags in which about 200,000-300,000 prisoners are believed to be forced to work under inhumane conditions. The book is only dedicated to a minor extent to the stories of these defectors. The publication is much more focused on what is happening when defectors settle in South Korea or other countries.
Review of the book “Unveiling the North Korean economy” written by Kim Byung-yeon
Review of the book "Korean Diaspora in Postwar Japan – Geopolitics, Identity and Nation-Building"
When communism took power in North Korea, it remade cities in its own image, transforming everyday life and creating a […]
The book Europe-North Korea. Between Humanitarianism and Business?, edited by Myung-Kyu Park, Bernhard Seliger and Sung Jo Park and published […]
New lecture available online: „An analysis of the North Korean overseas laborers in Poland during the period 2000-2017: Current Status and Prospects”
I’m happy to inform you about a recent lecture I’ve given, which was related to the publication of my report: […]
O Kuk Ryol reappeared at a concert of the DPRK National Symphony on the 28 July 2019. He was accompagned […]
I’m delighted to annouce the publication of the book Raport: Wyzwania w Azji, which includes a chapter prepared by myself, […]