North Korean studies, off the beaten path | NK News
July 24, 2024

North Korean studies, off the beaten path

NK News series presents emerging, lesser-known names in N. Korean studies

The longevity of North Korea baffles most observers, as does the apparent lack of information about the country. However, we know much more about it today than we did a few decades ago, and this is due not only to a steady rise in interest in the country, but the development of new generations of scholars and authors.

Granted, there are aspects of North Korea that are still very difficult to analyze, as the DPRK is essentially closed to real fieldwork from outside scholars, while access to its internal documentary sources is, to say the least, hard.

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