May 29, 2024

Culture

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

Phyongchon-gate and what it means for North Korean propaganda

Phyongchon-gate and what it means for North Korean propaganda

"North Korea is changing its public image, domestically, and this approach is a defining trait of the new leadership team under Kim Jong Un"

Phyongchon-gate and what it means for North Korean propaganda
Geoffrey K. See
Geoffrey K. See May 20, 2014
A minority in a minority: College students in 1980s North Korea

A minority in a minority: College students in 1980s North Korea

Most university students came to Pyongyang for the Korean language, but got limited interaction

A minority in a minority: College students in 1980s North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 15, 2014
Growing up Godless in North Korea

Growing up Godless in North Korea

"I was raised to be an atheist in an atheist country"

Growing up Godless in North Korea
Monique Macias
Monique Macias May 13, 2014
Enjoying a very unusual life indeed: North Korea in 1984

Enjoying a very unusual life indeed: North Korea in 1984

Lankov says life for a foreign visitor in 1980s Pyongyang had its own pleasures, amusements

Enjoying a very unusual life indeed: North Korea in 1984
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 13, 2014
Give cultural engagement with North Korea a chance

Give cultural engagement with North Korea a chance

Efforts by Globe Theatre should be encouraged, as should presence of foreign broadcasters

Give cultural engagement with North Korea a chance
James Hoare
James Hoare May 13, 2014
Tourists granted rare access to nearly all stations on Pyongyang metro network

Tourists granted rare access to nearly all stations on Pyongyang metro network

Two Western tour companies allowed access to areas of Pyongyang metro for first time

Tourists granted rare access to nearly all stations on Pyongyang metro network
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald May 2, 2014
Should Korea keep the cult of the Kims after reunification?

Should Korea keep the cult of the Kims after reunification?

Statues and propaganda should be kept for historical purposes, some defectors say

Should Korea keep the cult of the Kims after reunification?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 21, 2014
What do defectors miss most their lives in North Korea?

What do defectors miss most their lives in North Korea?

Family, friends and strong sense of community among things defectors miss about North Korea

What do defectors miss most their lives in North Korea?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 18, 2014
Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means

Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means

Experts divided on how traditional gender roles shape misogynist attacks on S.Korean president

Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman | Rob York April 16, 2014
Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday

Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday

Respect shown in the DPRK for the Great Leader, father of the nation, is often genuine

Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday
Monique Macias
Monique Macias April 15, 2014