Media, Blogs, Books, Films

OTHER NORTH KOREA BLOGS (ENGLISH)
North Korea Tech
NK News Podcast (Kurt Achin)
North Korean Leadership Watch
One Free Korea
Andrei Lankov’s Random Notes (Translated by Google)
Haggard and Noland (Witness to Transformation)
Choson Exchange
Andrei Lankov’s Blog (Russian)
Nord Korea Info (German)
Ju Song-ha (Korean)

MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
NK News.org
Radio Free Asia (Korean) (English)
XinhuaGlobal Times
Yonhap (English) (Pre August 2013)
Yonhap (Korean) (Photos)
Daily NK
Asia Press (Rimjingang) (Korean)
Donga Ilbo
Joong Ang Ilbo
Korea Times
Voice of America (Korean)
Choson Ilbo
RIA Novosti
Hankyoreh

ACADEMIC/THINK TANK ORGANIZATIONS
Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES)
KINU
KIEP
Johns Hopkins SAIS: US-Korea Institute
38 North
Choson Exchange (blog, Facebook)
North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP)
Asia Foundation: Center for US-Korea Policy
Brookings Institution
Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Hanns Seidel Stiftung
Institute for North Korean Studies
Korea Economic Institute
Korean Studies Archive
National Committee on North Korea
Nautilus Institute
North Korea Review

CHINESE SITES
Chinese Embassy, Pyongyang
Dandong, China (English)

AID ORGANIZATIONS
ReliefWeb
International Crisis Group

DEFECTOR ORGANIZATIONS
Free Radio North Korea
PSCORE
North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity (Korean, English)
NK Net, Vision Magazine
New Focus International


NORTH KOREAN WEB PAGES
Martyn Williams has assembled the most thorough data source on North Korean web pages. Click here to visit his Directory.

Below are links to North Korean web pages. Warning: The South Korean government prohibits its citizens from viewing these pages
Naenara (EnglishKorean)
KCNA
KCNA Watch (via NK News)
Rodong Sinmun
Committee for Cultural Relations (TaeMun/CCRFC)
KCTV (DPRK TV via Elufa.net)
Uriminzokkiri YouTube Page (English)
Uriminzokkiri
Pyongyang News
Choson Sinbo

PHOTO SETS
Kernbeisser
Eckart Dege
Eric Lafforgue: Collection 1, Collection 2.
Ray Cunningham: Collection 1, Collection 2, Collection 3, Collection 4.
Roman Harak
Russia – Pyongyang by rail
Retlaw Snellac
Vehicles made in North Korea


FILMS ABOUT NORTH KOREA

Crossing the Line (Order here at Amazon)
A State of Mind (Order here at Amazon)
The Game of Their Lives (Order here)
North Korea: A Day in the Life (Order here at Amazon)
Friends of Kim (Order here)
Pyongyang Crescendo (Vimeo)
Nordkorea – Einblicke in ein Verschlossenes Land (YouTube)
The Red Chapel (Order here at Amazon)
DPRK films from Uriminzokkiri (YouTube)
DPRK films with subtitles (YouTube)

INTERESTED IN FILMS MADE IN NORTH KOREA?
Many can be found on YouTube, but Koryo Tours also has a wide selection of films made both in and about the DPRK. To order copies of films made in North Korea, contact Koryo Tours either at the their website , by email at info@koryogroup.com, or  by phone at +86 10 6416 7544 (Beijing).


NORTH KOREA BOOKS

North Korea Confidential
Daniel Tudor and James Pearson
Order at Amazon

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot
Blaine Harden
Order at Amazon

North Korea: Markets and Military Rule
Hazel Smith
Order at Amazon

Marching Through Suffering: Loss and survival in North Korea
Sandra Fahy
Order at Amazon

Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates [In German only]
Rüdiger Frank
Order at Amazon

North Korea: Bradt Travel Guide
Order at Amazon

The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia
Andrei Lankov
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

North Korea in Transition
Kyung-Ae Park, Scott Snyder
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

Historical Dictionary of the DPRK
Jim Hoare
Order at Amazon: Kindle format
Partial view at Google Books

North Korea Under Kim Chong-il: Power, Politics, and Prospects for Change
Ken Gause
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

A Capitalist in North Korea
Felix Abt
Order at Amazon.com

Coercion, Control, Surveillance, and Punishment: An Examination of the North Korean Police State
Ken Gause
Read the full publication here.

Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea’s Social Classification System
Robert Collins
Read the full publication here.

North Korea, 2009-2012: A Guide to Political and Economic Developments
Ian Jeffries
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

Exploring North Korean Arts
Rüdiger Frank
Order at Amazon.com

Inside the Red Box: North Korea’s Post-totalitarian Politics
Patrick McEachern
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

North Korean Security Challenges: A Net Assessment
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

The Survival of North Korea: Essays on Strategy, Economics and International Relations
Suk Hi Kim, Bernhard Seliger, Terence Roehrig
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

U.S.-DPRK Educational Exchanges: Assessment and Future Strategy
The Freeman Spogli Institute
Edited by: Gi-Wook Shin, Karin J. Lee
Read the whole book  here (PDF)

Illusive Utopia
Kim Suk-young
Order at Amazon.com 

Architectural and Cultural Guide Pyongyang / Architekturführer Pjöngjang
Philipp Meuser. See here and here
Order at Amazon.com: English / Deutsch

Korean War in Color: A Correspondent’s Retrospective on a Forgotten War
John Rich (Author), Lee Jin-hyuk (Editor)
Order at Amazon

North Korea Caught in Time: Images of War and Reconstruction
Chris Springer
Order at Amazon

Europe – North Korea: Between Humanitarism and Business?
Myungkyu Park (Ed.), Bernhard Seliger (Ed.), SungJo Park (Ed.)
Order at Amazon.com

The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters
B.R. Myers
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Barbara Demick
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

A Year in Pyongyang
Andrew Holloway
Read the full manuscript here

North Korean Posters: The David Heather Collection
Order at Amazon

Han Sorya and North Korean Literature: The Failure of Socialist Realism in the DPRK
B.R. Myers
Order at Amazon

North Korea Through the Looking Glass
Kong Dan Oh, Ralph Hassig
Order at Amazon, Google Books

The Hidden Lives of the North Korean People
Kong Dan Oh, Ralph Hassig
Order at Amazon

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader
Bradley Martin
Order at Amazon, Google Books

Kim Il-song’s North Korea
Helen-Louise Hunter
Order at Amazon, Google Books

Comrades and Strangers
Michael Harrold
Order at Amazon

Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform
Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland
Order at Amazon

The Reluctant Communist
Charles Jenkins
Order at Amazon

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
Guy Delisle
Order at Amazon

The Aquariums of Pyongyang
Kang Chol-hwan
Order at Amazon, Google Books

This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood
Kang Hyok
Order at Amazon

The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History
Don Oberdorfer
Order at Amazon, Google Books

North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Order at Amazon

North Korea: A Strange Socialist Fortress
Lee Hy-sang
Order at Amazon,
Google Book

The North Korean Economy: Between Crisis and Catastrophe
Nicholas Eberstadt
Order at Amazon

North Korea Under Communism: Report of an Envoy to Paradise
Erik Cornell
Order at Amazon, Google Books

Pyongyang: The hidden History of the North Korean Capital
Chris Springer
Order at Amazon

Tears of My Soul
Kim Hyun-hee
Order at Amazon

The Great North Korean Famine
Andrew Natsios
Order at Amazon

The North Korean System in the Post-Cold War Era
Samuel Kim
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom
Han Park
Order at Amazon

The Armed Forces of North Korea
Joseph Bermudez
Order at Amazon

North Korea: Another Country
Bruce Cummings
Order at Amazon

North Korea on the Brink: Struggle for Survival
Glyn Ford
Order at Amazon

Inside North Korea
Mark Harris
Order at Amazon

Art Under Control in North Korea
Jane Portal
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments
Ian Jeffries
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korean Policy Elites
Kongdan Oh Hassig, Joseph Bermudez, Ken Gause. Ralph Hassig, Alexandre Mansurov, David Smith
PDF Download

Economic Sanctions Against a Nuclear North Korea
Kim Suk-hi, Semoon Chang
Order at Amazon

The Guerilla Dynasty: Politics and Leadership in North Korea
Adrian Buzo
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korea in the World Economy
Choi Eun-kwan, E. Han Kim, and Merrill Yesook
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korea Handbook: Volume 2002
Yonhap News Agency
Order at Amazon, Google Book

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