Publishing trends in North Korea research
What’s behind the rise in publications?
This is the first part of a series examining research on North Korean defectors. You can read part two here.
Since the mid-2000s, there has been a prodigious increase in the volume of publications concerning North Korea. From standard concerns such as the nuclear program and elite Workers’ Party politics through to more esoteric diversions like the sociology of small border communities, the rising diversity of material on offer is noticeable.
This is even the case in English, a market that, although far larger, tends to pale in comparison to the wealth of publications
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- 02Some progress on long-stalled Pyongyang housing blocks under new campaign
- 03Sitting above rank: the rise of Ri Pyong Chol, Pak Jong Chon, and the military
- 04Secret partner: North Korean in Thailand behind network of money-making entities
- 05North Korean think tank statement shows focus on U.S. ‘hostile policy’ prevails
- 06Volte-face: What explains Kim Jong Un’s sudden change of heart?
- 07North Korea’s Central Military Commission: Kim Jong Un promotes a new generation
- 08Motivations for mass leafleting: What next for inter-Korean tensions?