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Juche Ideology

Dr. Kim in his office at Kyunghee University.
02
Sep
2013

No Kiss Scenes Yet – The Significance of North Korean Literature

Read in Korean This article originally appeared on pages 30-33 of the February 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Arranged by Robert Lauler. Literature is often said to reflect the society in which it is created, and this is arguably … Continue reading


Yu Jae Gil, activist for North Korean democracy, in NK Vision, October 2012
03
Jul
2013

The Making of Activist Yu Jae Gil: Former Juche Supporter Imprisoned in China for Work toward North Korean Democracy

Read in Korean Kim Young Hwan was not the only activist arrested in China in March 2012 and held for nearly four months. The following article about Yu Jae Gil, long-time activist for North Korean democracy, appeared on pages 46-49 … Continue reading


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12
Jun
2013

Video: Kim Young Hwan’s Special Lecture on Secret Trip to North Korea, Ideological Conversion, Much More

A year ago at this time, activist and NKnet co-founder Kim Young Hwan and three of his colleagues were sitting in jail in China, having been arrested for their North Korean human rights work. Below is the full video of … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan during his special lecture at Yonsei University's GSIS in Seoul, September 12, 2012
12
Jun
2013

Recap: Kim Young Hwan’s Special Lecture on Secret Trip to North Korea, Ideological Conversion, Much More

A year ago at this time, activist and NKnet co-founder Kim Young Hwan and three of his colleagues were sitting in jail in China, having been arrested for their North Korean human rights work. The following is a summary of … Continue reading


Lee Kwang Baek, president of Radio Free Chosun
03
May
2013

“Overthrow the U.S. Imperialists and Liberate our Colonized Nation!” [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #3]

Read in Korean Below is the third installment of our NK Vision column, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower of Juche” (종북주의 해부하기 – 나는 주사파였다) by Lee Kwang Baek, the head of Radio Free Chosun. As … Continue reading


Tim Peters, head of Helping Hands Korea
27
Feb
2013

An Interview with Christian Activist Tim Peters, Founder of Helping Hands Korea

The following interview with Christian activist Tim Peters, founder of Helping Hands Korea and long-term advocate for North Korean Human Rights, was conducted last month for an article that appeared in the February 2013 issue of NK Vision. Thank you … Continue reading


Lee Kwang Baek, president of Radio Free Chosun
18
Feb
2013

Renouncing Capitalism for a Class-Based Worldview [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #2]

Perhaps the best way to understand why a significant minority of South Koreans historically and even today support or are sympathetic to the North Korean regime is to hear first-hand the stories of former pro-Juche (주사파) college student activists. Below … Continue reading


Gwangju Massacre scene (a still from a video at the recently opened National Museum of Korean Contemporary History)
28
Jan
2013

Learning about Gwangju at Freshmen Orientation [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #1]

Most are surprised when they first learn that South Korea generally has not taken the lead in talking about the human rights abuses in the North. There are many reasons for this, but perhaps the best way to understand it … Continue reading


Mun Dong Hee, Kim Young Hwan, and Shin Bo Ra (NK Vision, September 2012)
18
Jan
2013

Interview: Kim Young Hwan Reflects on His Detention in China, His Past & Present Activism, and the Future of North Korea

Read in Korean The following is an interview with Kim Young Hwan that appeared on pages 14-19 in the September 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Robert Lauler. “A human rights movement first and foremost … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan
23
Jul
2012

Who Is Kim Young Hwan, a.k.a. “Steel”?

The following article appeared on page 21 in the June 2012 issue of NK Vision. Translation by NKnet intern Amy Hong. Kim Young Hwan (49), who entered Seoul National University’s School of Law in 1982, was the first to introduce … Continue reading


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