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Bongsu Park. Cord – Cell – Cube An interview with Korean Performance Artist Bongsu Park Bongsu, your characters move in space, hunting each other, touching each other, moving away. You were looking for a solution to visualize which belonged to the immaterial sphere of human relationships … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Il’s former sushi chef sees coup potential

In exclusive interview, Kenji Fujimoto says womanizing prompted Jang purge January 13th, 2014 Kosuke Takahashi1 TOKYO – A chef who served the very top of the Pyongyang elite thinks Kim Jong Un may soon face challengers intent on usurping … Continue reading

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Korea Execution Is Tied to Clash Over Businesses

By CHOE SANG-HUN and DAVID E. SANGER Published: December 23, 2013 SEOUL, South Korea — The execution of the uncle of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, had its roots in a firefight between forces loyal to Mr. Kim and those … Continue reading

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Kim’s uncle Jang Song Thaek purged and killed Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s first leader, reportedly took such exception to the boyfriend of his daughter Kyung Hui that he had him expelled from university and despatched to the distant city of Wonsan. Undaunted, Jang Song Thaek eventually … Continue reading

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Traitor Jang Song Thaek Executed Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) — Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country broke into angry shouts … Continue reading

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Report on Enlarged Meeting of Political Bureau of Central Committee of WPK (Jang Song-thaek) Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) — A report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) was released on December 8. The following is the full text of the … Continue reading

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Theater veteran brings modern touch to pansori ‘I’ve realized that pansori is our great asset, and there’s a reason our ancestors enjoyed it.’ By Park Sang-moon “Seopyeonje,” a book written by the late novelist Lee Cheong-jun, centers around the sad and often tragic life of a … Continue reading

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Fun on the dark side AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER Victor Cha THE IMPOSSIBLE STATE North Korea, past and future 530pp. Bodley Head. £25. 978 1 84792 235 9 John Everard ONLY BEAUTIFUL, PLEASE A British diplomat in North Korea 260pp. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Paperback, £12.99 … Continue reading

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Ginseng, bear bile: NKoreans look to old cures

The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea — The Man Nyon Pharmacy is lined with rows of colorful packages containing everything from dried bear bile and deer antler elixir to tiger bone paste and ginseng. But the ancient “Koryo” medicine … Continue reading

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North Korean ‘court poet’ to publish memoir He’s seen Kim Jong-il cry – Jang Jin-sung’s story of life inside the totalitarian state’s propaganda machine could be electric By Daniel Kalder Each London Book Fair brings breathless announcements of mega deals and amazing new books – although … Continue reading

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