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WEBSITES ON KOREA

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.

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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http://www.North-Korea-Books.com
This links to Nicholas Mercury's specialist bookshop, for books, videos and art from North Korea.

http://koreaweb.ws
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.

http://korea.net
S. Korean official homepage, with loadsa links. Can be slow to open.

http://www.kimsoft.com
Long-established site, run by a US-based South Korean left-nationalist. Wondrously wide-ranging links

www.pyongyangsquare.com
A very informative new site on North Korea by Tom Tobback, a Belgian in Beijing.

www.cankor.ca
A fine Canadian clipping service on NK, with analysis and archive.

www.sogang.ac.kr/~anthony
A Cornishman who became Korean. A beautiful site for culture and spirit. Do read Brother Anthony's translations of Korean poetry.

What follows was compiled by Ross Holloway, with a few comments by AFC

MORE ON KOREA: WEB LINKS

This is a page a links to sites, in the main, specifically related to or about Korea. It is divided into four sections:

If anybody spots anymore links out there they feel need to be added please email the webmaster.

North Korea

http://www.nkconference.raftohuset.no/
New Approaches: North Korea. The 7th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights & Refugees 2006 Bergen, May 9th - 11th. AFC took part.

http://www.atimes.com/koreas/koreas.html
This links to AFC's weekly 'Pyongyang Watch' in the Asia Times.

http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~caplabtb/dprk/DPRK_papers.html
A New Zealand university page of North Korean papers including some by AFC.

http://www.nautilus.org/
The Nautilus Institute. Policy Forum on matters North Korean. AFC is a regular contributor.

http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/champion/65/index.html
Russian North Korean Studies page in English.

http://www.thegameoftheirlives.com
A British-made documentary on the exploits of the North Korean football team in the 1966 world cup.

http://www.koryogroup.com/
A Beijing-based tour operator to NK, run by Nick Bonner, one of the makers of "The Game of Their Lives" (see above).

http://www.countries.com/countries/north_korea/
Country guide. North Korea entry.

http://www.korea-dpr.com/
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

http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
The actual North Korean Government Site

http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/kptoc.html
US Library of Congress website entry on North Korea. Very thorough.

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/kn.html
The CIA site entry on North Korea

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/kn.html
CNN report on the ending of the three year mourning period for KIm Il Sung and the succession to power of Kim Il Jong.

http://www2m.biglobe.ne.jp/~taro/dprk/dprk_e.htm
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.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_east_asia/north_korea/
Lonely Planet Guide.

South Korea

http://www.megastories.com/seasia/skorea/index.htm
South Korean current affairs site.

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ks.html
The CIA's analysis of South Korea. Again, very thorough.

http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/krtoc.html
US Library of Congress entry on South Korea.

http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/
Korea Herald newspaper website.

http://www.korea.net/
Official South Korean government site.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_east_asia/south_korea/
Lonely Planet guide to South Korea.

http://www.southkoreanews.net
South Korea News Net. Constant news feed on everything South Korean, particularly financial and political news.

Korea (in general)

http://www.kimsoft.com/
Korea Web Weekly. Regularly carries AFC articles.

http://www.skas.org/
Society of Korean-American scholars. Non-partisan and lots of good links.

Other Useful Links

http://www.feer.com/
Far Eastern Economic Review.

http://www.chosunjournal.com/
Chosun Journal. Sometimes carries AFC material.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/
Taipei Times of Taiwan online.

http://atimes.com/
Asia Times online. The home of AFC's 'Pyongyang Watch' column.

http://www.asienhaus.de/navigat/english/asienhau.htm
German Asian academic site in English translation. AFC articles appear here in both English and German plus plenty of other useful material.

http://www.asia1.com.sg/
Portal which offers the sites of several Asian newspapers in various languages.