Korea web links

Of the making of websites, there is no end. This is as true of Korea as anywhere else. More so, in fact; since South Korea is one of the most wired nations on earth.

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Webmaster Ross has very kindly put together a further list below. I plan to add more in due course. For now, here are some good places to start (two of which Ross lists): chosen not least for their cornucopia of further links to more specific areas of Koreana:

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<a href=”http://www.North-Korea-Books.com” target=”_blank”>http://www.North-Korea-Books.com</a> <br>

This links to Nicholas Mercury’s specialist bookshop, for books, videos and art from North Korea. <br>

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<a href=”http://koreaweb.ws” target=”_blank”>http://koreaweb.ws</a><br>The ultimate Korea page, with sections on and links to just about everything. Compiled and maintained by Frank Hoffmann, to whom all thanks are due.<br><br>

<a href=”http://korea.net” target=”_blank”>http://korea.net</a> <br>S. Korean official homepage, with loadsa links. Can be slow to open.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.kimsoft.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.kimsoft.com</a><br>Long-established site, run by a US-based South Korean left-nationalist. Wondrously wide-ranging links<br><br>

<a href=”www.pyongyangsquare.com” target=”_blank”>www.pyongyangsquare.com</a><br>A very informative new site on North Korea by Tom Tobback, a Belgian in Beijing.<br><br>

<a href=”www.cankor.ca” target=”_blank”>www.cankor.ca</a><br>A fine Canadian clipping service on NK, with analysis and archive.<br><br>

<a href=”www.sogang.ac.kr/~anthony” target=”_blank”>www.sogang.ac.kr/~anthony</a><br>A Cornishman who became Korean. A beautiful site for culture and spirit. Do read Brother Anthony’s translations of Korean poetry.<br><br>

<i>What follows was compiled by Ross Holloway, with a few comments by AFC</i><br><br>

<p align=”center”><font face=”Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif” size=”4″ color=”#cc0000″><b>MORE ON KOREA: WEB LINKS</b></font></p>

<p align=”justify”><font face=”Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif” size=”3″>This is a page a links to sites, in the main, specifically related to or about Korea. It is divided into four sections:<ul>

<li><a href=”#north_korea“>North Korea</a>

<li><a href=”#south_korea“>South Korea</a>

<li><a href=”#korea“>Korea (in general)</a>

<li><a href=”#asia“>Other Useful Links</a>

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<b><a name=”north_korea”>North Korea</a></b><br><br>

<a href=”http://www.nkconference.raftohuset.no/” target=”_blank”>http://www.nkconference.raftohuset.no/</a><br>

New Approaches: North Korea. The 7th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights &amp; Refugees 2006 Bergen, May 9th – 11th. AFC took part.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.atimes.com/koreas/koreas.html” target=”_blank”>http://www.atimes.com/koreas/koreas.html</a><br>

This links to AFC’s weekly ‘Pyongyang Watch’ in the Asia Times.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.vuw.ac.nz/%7Ecaplabtb/dprk/DPRK_papers.html” target=”_blank”>http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~caplabtb/dprk/DPRK_papers.html</a><br>

A New Zealand university page of North Korean papers including some by AFC.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.nautilus.org/” target=”_blank”>http://www.nautilus.org/</a><br>

The Nautilus Institute. Policy Forum on matters North Korean. AFC is a regular contributor.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/champion/65/index.html%20“>http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/champion/65/index.html</a><br>

Russian North Korean Studies page in English.<br><br>

<a href=”www.thegameoftheirlives.com” target=”_blank”>http://www.thegameoftheirlives.com </a><br>

A British-made documentary on the exploits of the North Korean football team in the 1966 world cup.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.koryogroup.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.koryogroup.com/</a><br>

A Beijing-based tour operator to NK, run by Nick Bonner, one of the makers of “The Game of Their Lives” (see above).<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.countries.com/countries/north_korea/” target=”_blank”>http://www.countries.com/countries/north_korea/</a><br>

Country guide. North Korea entry.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.korea-dpr.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.korea-dpr.com/</a><br>

Claims to be the official North Korean government site, but actually run by a bloke in Barcelona. For the real voice of Pyongyang, go to <br><br>

<a href=”http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm” target=”_blank”>http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm</a><br>

The actual North Korean Government Site<br><br>

<a href=”http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/kptoc.html” target=”_blank”>http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/kptoc.html</a><br>

US Library of Congress website entry on North Korea. Very thorough.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/kn.html” target=”_blank”>http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/kn.html</a><br>

The CIA site entry on North Korea<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9707/08/north.korea/” target=”_blank”>http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/kn.html</a><br>

CNN report on the ending of the three year mourning period for KIm Il Sung and the succession to power of Kim Il Jong.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www2m.biglobe.ne.jp/%7Etaro/dprk/dprk_e.htm” target=”_blank”>http://www2m.biglobe.ne.jp/~taro/dprk/dprk_e.htm</a><br>

One Japanese tourist’s – name of taro – photo-album of five day guided tour of North Korea. I thought this had a certain naive charm.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_east_asia/north_korea/” target=”_blank”>http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_east_asia/north_korea/</a><br>

Lonely Planet Guide.<br><br>

<b><a name=”south_korea”>South Korea</a></b><br><br>

<a href=”http://www.megastories.com/seasia/skorea/index.htm” target=”_blank”>http://www.megastories.com/seasia/skorea/index.htm</a><br>

South Korean current affairs site.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ks.html” target=”_blank”>http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ks.html</a><br>

The CIA’s analysis of South Korea. Again, very thorough.<br><br>

<a href=”http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/krtoc.html” target=”_blank”>http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/krtoc.html</a><br>

US Library of Congress entry on South Korea.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/” target=”_blank”>http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/</a><br>

Korea Herald newspaper website.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.korea.net/” target=”_blank”>http://www.korea.net/</a><br>

Official South Korean government site.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_east_asia/south_korea/” target=”_blank”>http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_east_asia/south_korea/</a><br>

Lonely Planet guide to South Korea.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.southkoreanews.net/” target=”_blank”>http://www.southkoreanews.net</a><br>

South Korea News Net. Constant news feed on everything South Korean, particularly financial and political news.<br><br>

<b><a name=”korea”>Korea (in general)</a></b><br><br>

<a href=”http://www.kimsoft.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.kimsoft.com/</a><br>

Korea Web Weekly. Regularly carries AFC articles.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.skas.org/” target=”_blank”>http://www.skas.org/</a><br>

Society of Korean-American scholars. Non-partisan and lots of good links.<br><br>

<b><a name=”asia”></a>Other Useful Links</b><br><br>

<a href=”http://www.feer.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.feer.com/</a><br>

Far Eastern Economic Review.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.chosunjournal.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.chosunjournal.com/</a><br>

Chosun Journal. Sometimes carries AFC material.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.taipeitimes.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.taipeitimes.com/</a><br>

Taipei Times of Taiwan online.<br><br>

<a href=”http://atimes.com/” target=”_blank”>http://atimes.com/</a><br>

Asia Times online. The home of AFC’s ‘Pyongyang Watch’ column.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.asienhaus.de/navigat/english/asienhau.htm” target=”_blank”>http://www.asienhaus.de/navigat/english/asienhau.htm</a><br>

German Asian academic site in English translation. AFC articles appear here in both English and German plus plenty of other useful material.<br><br>

<a href=”http://www.asia1.com.sg/” target=”_blank”>http://www.asia1.com.sg/</a><br>

Portal which offers the sites of several Asian newspapers in various languages.