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“我不想改变现实,不考虑小说对别人是有好处还是坏处,我把它当成一个艺术品来完成,而不是道德说教或者某某主义的证据。”他和他笔下的人物总是用同样的腔调说话:“我在这个社会里生活,又觉得和它没有特别紧密的关系。” Click here to read more »

Jang Jin-sung, North Korean Poet, Writes Of Hunger, Brutality In The Country

Huffington Post



LONDON — He says he was one of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s favorite propaganda artists, singing the praises of the Dear Leader in dozens of poems. But these days Jang Jin-sung says he prefers to tell the truth about North Korea. Click here to read more »

“Truth is the strongest weapon,” says N. Korean poet Jang Jin Sung

Standford University, The Book Haven


One of the more haunting moments in author Adam Johnson‘s interview with Charlie Rose is when he describes the impossibility of the plight of North Koreans – these are “people who have never seen a stop light before; they don’t know how many works,” says the author of the acclaimed Orphan Master’s Son.  As he has pointed out elsewhere, most of the stories we have are from the areas outside the capital. The citizens of Pyongyang have already “made it.”  So what is life like among North Korea’s upper classes?

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Når censur stryger i folks hukommelse

CKC Politiken

Chan Koonchung: «Quizá China no esté alejada del fascismo»

«Los jóvenes ignoran sucesos como el de Tiananmen. La Historia oficial ha sufrido distorsiones.» Habla el autor de «Años de prosperidad», novela prohibida en China

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A Yi Nan Guo Click here to read more »