April 13, 2024

About the author

Ji-young Song

Jiyoung (Jay) Song is a senior lecturer in Korean studies at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne, Australia. Previously, she was a director of migration at the Sydney-based Lowy Institute and assistant professor of political science in Singapore. She is the author of Human Rights Discourse in North Korea: Postcolonial, Marxist, and Confucian Perspectives (London: Routledge 2010).

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How Australia could help South Korea deal with Pyongyang

How Australia could help South Korea deal with Pyongyang

Canberra is in a unique position to engage diplomatically with North Korea

How Australia could help South Korea deal with Pyongyang
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song November 9, 2017
The women who will lead the two Korea’s nuke negotiation teams

The women who will lead the two Korea’s nuke negotiation teams

Choe Son Hui and Kang Kyung-wha are rare examples of high-level female diplomats in Korea

The women who will lead the two Korea’s nuke negotiation teams
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song September 7, 2017
Studying North Korean human rights: A South Korean’s perspective

Studying North Korean human rights: A South Korean’s perspective

Years of experience indicate that working with the North the only way to achieve progress

Studying North Korean human rights: A South Korean’s perspective
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song December 28, 2015
Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?

Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?

Lesser-known cases demonstrate problems with building multilateral consensus

Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song November 25, 2015
What is life like for North Koreans in Britain?

What is life like for North Koreans in Britain?

Some 700 North Koreans now live in the UK – what role could they have when the peninsula is unified?

What is life like for North Koreans in Britain?
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song October 15, 2015
Why some N. Korean defectors’ stories fall apart

Why some N. Korean defectors’ stories fall apart

From cash incentives to NIS backing, it doesn’t always pay to tell the truth

Why some N. Korean defectors’ stories fall apart
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song September 4, 2015