North Korea's Futures
Professor Andrei Lankov of Kookmin University in Seoul is one the world’s leading specialists on North Korea. A historian by training, his groundbreaking research on the early years and subsequent development of the North Korean ruling sustem appeared in his books, From Stalin to Kim Il Sung: The Formation of North Korea, 1945-1960 and Crisis in North Korea: The Failure of De-Stalinization, 1956. He writes a column for The Korea Times and other media outlets, and is frequently interviewed for South Korean news programs and PBS documentaries. His latest book, The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia, connects North Korea’s current conditions to its historical development, analyzes the significance of major recent changes, prepare for future outcomes.
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This lecture is co-sponsored by the USC Korean Humanities Group, USC Department of History, USC Center of Public Diplomacy, USC Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Korea Foundation LA Office.
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