Krys Lee’s first novel is “How I Became a North Korean,” the story of young refugees and a Chinese-Korean who are held hostage in the Chinese border area by a South Korean missionary.
This is a follow-up interview with a former squatter I interviewed at the end of 2012.. She and her neighbors have now been moved to housing projects outside Quezon City, Philippines.
in this second part of a 2013 interview, a Filipina feminist tells her own story–her support of the country’s first women’s shelter and her scholarship in support of that, the medical NGO for poor communities and the struggle for the Reproductive Health Bill, which passed recently in the Philippines.
A South Korean student talks about his imprisonment after being convicted of violating the National Security Law. His conviction was only loosely connected with a 1996 event at Yonsei University in Seoul.
This is a September, 2011 interview with Dr. Sandra Fahy of the Korean Studies Institute at USC. Her research for her doctoral dissertation was based on interviewing survivors of the famine in North Korea.
This post gives more details of the South Korean police state around the time of Park Chung-hee’s assassination in 1979.
An Irish priest talks about his observations of South Korea before and after the assassination of Park Chung-hee. Ample video links are provided for a good picture of the times.
In this 2007 interview, a western banker shares his experience of arriving in South Korea the day after Park Chung-hee was shot and doing business in the police state of that time.
This is a re-post satirizing arguments put forward against the Filipino Reproductive Health Bill, now being hotly debated.
This is an interview with a Korean feminist, followed by comments by expat executives on the situation of women in their Korean companies.