KOREA: ARE WOMEN’S RIGHTS, NORTH AND SOUTH, AN OPEN BOOK ON THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE?

ANDREA PLATE WRITES  — This year, the best-selling North Korean novel Friend was translated into English and approved for publication in the US by the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea – a first in that nation’s history. Immanuel Kim, 42, professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies at George…

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DIVORCE, NORTH KOREAN STYLE

(This is the fifth in an original series about new wave feminist writers in Korea whose work has started to reach English language readers via superb translations.) ANDREA PLATE WRITES — Thirty-eight years. That’s how long it took for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to approve, for publication in…

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BOOK REVIEW: NYE’S ‘DO MORALS MATTER?’ ANALYZED BY TREVERTON, THE WELL-KNOWN U.S. INTELLIGENCE GURU

GREGORY F. TREVERTON WRITES — I first thought it unfortunate that my friend, mentor, colleague and one-time boss, Joe Nye, published this book about morality and foreign policy at a time when the current president’s moral sense of anything doesn’t extend beyond the almighty dollar.  Yet in fact that timing is…

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