Waldemar J. Dziak (1952-2019), professor of Political Sciences, specialized on North Korean and Chinese issues passed away on the 21 October 2019. His wife, his daugthers, and other family members and friends were at his side. Waldemar J. Dziak contributed highly to the field of North Korean studies through his writing and teaching. He was considered as the most prominent researcher on North Korean studies in Poland.Continue reading “Death of Waldemar J. Dziak, the historical leader of North Korean Studies in Poland”
I gave recently a presentation related to the development of North Korean studies in Poland. The presentation may be downloaded there.
Some Authors focused on the North Korean society (such as Andrei Lankov and Waldemar Dziak) tend to present the North Korean nomenklatura as a group of persons related to the Kim family and to the North Korean communist Party. Continue reading “The emergence of the donjus, a new group of powerful North Korean elites”
The aim of this text is to provide a review of North Korean studies made in Poland for the past 65 years. This text will review the main trends associated to North Korean studies. There are two generations of researchers in North Korean studies in Poland. As of now the youngest generation of Polish researchers is dealing with challenges.