May 17, 2022

About the author

Peter Moody

Peter Moody is a contributor to NK News. His main research interests include North Korean political culture, mass media, ideology and daily life. He holds two masters degrees, one in East Asian Studies with a concentration in Modern Korean History and one in TESOL. He has lived in South Korea and has been a FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) fellowship recipient; his research on North Korea has been published in the Sungkyun Journal of East Asian StudiesHe currently lives and teaches in Saudi Arabia.

More articles by 'Peter Moody'

How N. Korean defectors define ‘freedom’

How N. Korean defectors define ‘freedom’

TNKR-hosted speech contest reveals continued challenges for escapees

How N. Korean defectors define ‘freedom’
Peter Moody
Peter Moody September 18, 2015
A look into the DPRK mental health system

A look into the DPRK mental health system

How North Korea uses the practice of psychiatry to reinforce societal values

A look into the DPRK mental health system
Peter Moody
Peter Moody December 30, 2014
The mark of a defector

The mark of a defector

North Korea shows more venom toward defectors than anyone, including Americans

The mark of a defector
Peter Moody
Peter Moody November 13, 2014
Liberation from the present

Liberation from the present

How North Korean children’s literature enculturates a concept of time

Liberation from the present
Peter Moody
Peter Moody October 24, 2014
From Military-First to Sports-First?

From Military-First to Sports-First?

Emphasis on international competitions may hint at soft power approach

From Military-First to Sports-First?
Peter Moody
Peter Moody October 20, 2014
Putting the fragrance in the flower

Putting the fragrance in the flower

How the cult of personality permeates North Korean pop

Putting the fragrance in the flower
Peter Moody
Peter Moody October 13, 2014
Remembering North Korea’s Chollima movement

Remembering North Korea’s Chollima movement

Enacted in parallel with the Great Leap Forward, the ‘thousand li horse’ campaign continues to resonate

Remembering North Korea’s Chollima movement
Peter Moody
Peter Moody September 23, 2014