Are these people spies? Genuine defectors fooled into returning? Or defectors making a rational choice based on their experiences of discrimination in the Republic of Korea? Brian Gleason investigates.
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Beautiful Defectors, Part II. Everyday Fashion as Political: Blending into the South Korean Middle Class
Darcie Draudt and Brian Gleason dig deeper into the issue of identity as revealed in a new South Korean variety show that stars female North Korean defectors.
The show “Now on My Way to Meet You” combines comedy and commentary as a way to tap into the South Korean collective conscious and “introduce” the lives of defectors to the public at-large.
Oprah vs. Juche: Reviewing the Ling/Lee Memoirs by Adam Cathcart and Brian Gleason  Ling, Laura and Lisa. Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home. New York: Harper Collins, 2010. Lee,… Read More ›
This week’s digest covers a plethora of Peninsula-pertinent issues, and represents the substantive introduction of my Yonsei University colleague, Brian Gleason, to SinoNK readers. Gleason, along yours truly, arrives with some original reporting on the issue of North Korean jamming of flights out of Inchon. … Read More ›