July 01, 2022

About the author

David Tizzard

David A. Tizzard (@Hesp365) has a Ph.D. in Korean Studies and lectures at Seoul Women’s University and Hanyang University. He is a social and cultural commentator who has lived in Korea for nearly two decades. He is also the host of the Korea Deconstructed podcast.

More articles by 'David Tizzard'

Book review: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?

Book review: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?

Andrew Yeo’s new book explores how capitalist activity can subvert state power while failing to bring fundamental change

Book review: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?
David Tizzard
David Tizzard June 20, 2022
Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones

Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones

In North Korea, only one version of history exists – a common theme in all authoritarian states, Katie Stallard writes

Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones
David Tizzard
David Tizzard May 2, 2022
Book review: The intractable dilemma of North Korean human rights

Book review: The intractable dilemma of North Korean human rights

‘The North Korea Conundrum’ explores how to push for the DPRK’s denuclearization without abandoning human rights

Book review: The intractable dilemma of North Korean human rights
David Tizzard
David Tizzard March 24, 2022
Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth

Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth

While aiming to humanize North Koreans, Felix Abt’s latest presents misleading critiques of Western narratives

Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth
David Tizzard
David Tizzard March 1, 2022
Why the next South Korean government should reach out to the North

Why the next South Korean government should reach out to the North

Moon Jae-in, if elected, must establish formal diplomatic relations with the North

Why the next South Korean government should reach out to the North
David Tizzard
David Tizzard April 4, 2017
A trip to Yanggu and the search for peace on the Peninsula

A trip to Yanggu and the search for peace on the Peninsula

The towns and villages where the two Koreas meet are the best place to start building a solution

A trip to Yanggu and the search for peace on the Peninsula
David Tizzard
David Tizzard January 24, 2017
Shades of gray? Challenging the realist view of North Korea

Shades of gray? Challenging the realist view of North Korea

Neoconservative and simplistic approaches to the DPRK haven't worked

Shades of gray? Challenging the realist view of North Korea
David Tizzard
David Tizzard October 5, 2016
Peaceful Korean co-existence, not unification, makes more sense

Peaceful Korean co-existence, not unification, makes more sense

Those championing, predicting unification are misguided in 'seemingly utopian visions'

Peaceful Korean co-existence, not unification, makes more sense
David Tizzard
David Tizzard August 29, 2016
Why language isn’t all that matters when it comes to N.Korea studies

Why language isn’t all that matters when it comes to N.Korea studies

Relying on work of others is widespread in academia, so what's wrong with using translations?

Why language isn’t all that matters when it comes to N.Korea studies
David Tizzard
David Tizzard July 25, 2016
Kim rules: How term limits hurt inter-Korean policy

Kim rules: How term limits hurt inter-Korean policy

If South Korea's policy changes every five years no progress with the North is likely to take place

Kim rules: How term limits hurt inter-Korean policy
David Tizzard
David Tizzard June 23, 2016