February 25, 2024

Culture

Information related to the North Korean culture and culture in North Korea

Laibach rocks N. Korea: Scenes from a historic concert

Laibach rocks N. Korea: Scenes from a historic concert

What kind of impression did Pyongyang’s first ever rock concert make? Could there be another?

Laibach rocks N. Korea: Scenes from a historic concert
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham September 9, 2015
Pastor: Young N. Korean defectors can bridge the gap

Pastor: Young N. Korean defectors can bridge the gap

Many refugees become Christians, despite seeing similarities in religion, North Korean ideology

Pastor: Young N. Korean defectors can bridge the gap
David Tian
David Tian September 3, 2015
North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea

North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea

Why the collapse of the Kim regime will not mean a collapse of the Kims’ image

North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 3, 2015
Is coffee popular in North Korea?

Is coffee popular in North Korea?

Coffee was once a luxury item in the capital Pyongyang – and even rarer everywhere else in the country

Is coffee popular in North Korea?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee September 1, 2015
A portrait of authority: Pictures of the Kims in N. Korea

A portrait of authority: Pictures of the Kims in N. Korea

What role do the omnipresent pictures of the leadership play in society? And are they really unique?

A portrait of authority: Pictures of the Kims in N. Korea
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham August 31, 2015
Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down

Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down

Visitors say no sign of fire at or around 'Paektu Secret Camp'

Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 27, 2015
Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?

Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?

Family background is a prerequisite, but students need the grades too

Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung August 26, 2015
The bustling North Korean consumer goods market

The bustling North Korean consumer goods market

Far from impoverished, Northerners’ ownership of TVs and home phones continues accelerating

The bustling North Korean consumer goods market
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 20, 2015
Can foreigners marry North Koreans?

Can foreigners marry North Koreans?

Mixed children born out of wedlock may be more common than actual mixed marriages in the North

Can foreigners marry North Koreans?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee August 19, 2015
The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans

The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans

Commemorative war pistols could foretell N. Korea's future direction, says Sejong Institute researcher

The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans
JH Ahn
JH Ahn August 14, 2015