Threads of Hope: The significance of growing inter-Korean connections

June 21st, 2012
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The Korean War of 1950-1953 cemented the division of the Korean people and left thousands of families separated. The times before and during the conflict saw the continuous movement of refugees up and down the peninsula, following the ebb and flow of war and famine on the land. After 1953 the border between North and

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About the Author

Markus Bell

Markus Bell  has lived in South Korea for six years, during which time he completed a masters in anthropology at Seoul National University, focusing on the lives of North Korean refugees in South Korea. He is currently a PhD candidate in the anthropology department atThe Australian National University, where he continues to move back and forth between Australia, China and Korea, carrying out research on transnationalism, identity, gender and nationalism as these concepts relate to North Koreans in China and South Korea.

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  • newageman

    Markus,

    Thanks for your thoughtful article!
    Agreed with your analysis.

    It would have been better if you
    also discussed the connections taking
    place at the Gaesong Industrial Zone.

    Another reason why we need to support
    the Sunshine policy in inter-Korean relations.

  • newageman

    Markus,

    Thanks for your thoughtful article!
    Agreed with your analysis.

    It would have been better if you
    also discussed the connections taking
    place at the Gaesong Industrial Zone.

    Another reason why we need to support
    the Sunshine policy in inter-Korean relations.