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European Journal of Korean Studies – Vol 18.1

Editor’s Note Saying goodbye is always a challenge. With this issue of the European Journal of Korean Studies, we say goodbye to the longstanding and much-loved cover design of the Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies. We have Professor Keith Howard to thank for the previous graphic iteration of the journal, whose generation…

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European Journal of Korean Studies – Vol 17.2

Editor’s Note In this issue, we are pleased to offer two research articles, three research notes, a number of book reviews, and a special research note. Much of our collection examines North Korea, and the remainder ranges from colonial times into contemporary South Korean politics and society. The scholarship on North Korean literature has been…

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EJKS Issue

European Journal of Korean Studies – Vol 17.1

Editor’s Note Swimming against the Brexit tide, The Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies has become, after sixteen volumes, the European Journal of Korean Studies. This first issue (though maintaining the volume numbers of the BAKS Papers) of the EJKS contains two fine research articles, one from Moscow and the other from Australia,…

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Peter Ward – Purging ‘Factionalist’ Opposition to Kim Il Sung – The First Party Conference of the Korean Worker’s Party in 1958, pages 105-125

Abstract In March 1958, delegates from across North Korea met in the National Art Theatre in Pyongyang for the First Conference of the Korean Worker’s Party. To date, it has an event largely overlooked by South Korean and Western historians of North Korea because of a lack of source material. The newly unearthed official minutes,…

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