Darcie Draudt and Jimin Lee provide analysis of the Moranbong Band, plowing into the debate over gender, reform, and the future of North Korea.
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A SinoNK exclusive cornucopia of perspectives on Dr. Andrei Lankov’s forthcoming book, “The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia.”
Is South Korea a safe place today? It is safe enough for a TV show where Teletubbies talk politics, even as war songs thunder out of Pyongyang.
SinoNK’s analyst for gender issues, Darcie Draudt, takes a look at Ri Sol-ju as part of a class of women who are doing increasingly well, thanks to their connections. Is such upward mobility to be emulated or despised?
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.