[KS] Request for non-geopolitical materials on North Korea, pp CanKor
Afostercarter at aol.com
Afostercarter at aol.com
Tue Nov 18 16:30:33 EST 2003
I'd like to pass on a request from Miranda Weingartner,
one of the team who produce the excellent CanKor.
(For those who don't know, this is a weekly round-up on
North Korea; it admirably complements Nautilus' daily
NAPSnet reports. See www.cankor.ca)
I am compiling reviews or articles on (non-geopolitical) books written
in or about the DPRK. So far, I have found a review on Chris Springer's
Pyongyang: Hidden History...
and a compilation of North Korean writers featured on Words Without Borders.
> I wonder if you could point me to any you've come across.
She can be contacted at <A HREF="mailto:mirandaw7 at cs.com">mirandaw7 at cs.com</A>, or via CanKor.
Or if anyone would like to reply here and share such information,
I'll forward it on.
Incidentally, the Words Without Borders was new to me, and most
interesting. The List's very own Stephen Epstein is involved; so
maybe this was publicized here before, and I missed it.
Finally: for current information on North Korea, may I recommend
Tom Tobback's newish site: www.pyongyangsquare.com
Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds University
17 Birklands Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3BY, UK
tel: +44(0) 1274 588586 mobile: +44(0) 7970 741307
fax: +44(0) 1274 773663 ISDN: +44(0) 1274 589280
Email: afostercarter at aol.com website: www.aidanfc.net
Subj: Re: Fw: Book reviews
Date: 11/18/03 03:44:18 GMT Standard Time
To: <A HREF="mailto:Afostercarter at aol.com">Afostercarter at aol.com</A>
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I've expunged the offending e-mail address. Truthfully, we're thinking of
throwing in the towel and switching to AOL ourselves as the spam in our CanKor
box with CS has become unmanageable! Do people actually fall for these scams
from Nigeria? Evolutionary theory dictates that it must since they not only
survive but multiply at an incredible rate!
I append the review of Chris Springer's book and also will point you to the
What's New section of the opening page on the CanKor website. About halfway
down the box, you'll find the link to the site of his book.
I'd not heard of the Korean Studies discussion group and so thank you for
that. I would be most appreciative if you did in fact post a query. And you are
more than welcome to share any of the information we've exchanged on this
Thanks again. Your interest is always appreciated.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <A HREF="mailto:Afostercarter at aol.com">Afostercarter at aol.com</A>
> To: <A HREF="mailto:Mirandaw7 at cs.com">Mirandaw7 at cs.com</A>
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 12:18 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: Book reviews
> Dear Miranda,
> Hello. The FW confused me at first. My sole eddress now is @AOL,
> so please expunge @cs from your records. AOL closed down @cs
> in UK, for unknown reasons. Count your blessings to be Canadian!
> Alas, my well is all too bottomfull, and shallow. Offhand I know no other
> reviews of the kind you mention. Indeed, I'm grateful to learn of yours.
> Could you kindly point me to the Chris Springer one? I ought to review
> his book in Asia Times, but have not yet got around to it.
> Do you know the Korean Studies web discussion list? It's at
> http://koreaweb.ws/ks There is also a book reviews section at
> http://koreaweb.ws/ks/ksr/ They're avowedly academic, and at a
> glance there is little on NK of any kind.
> I'm not sure if you have to register to get on this site. If you want,
> I could post your query on the main site.
> Also, with your permission, I'd be glad to tell them about the NK
> writers site, which was news to me. One of the translators there,
> Stephen Epstein, is in fact editor at KSR. Small world.
> Sorry not to be able to be more helpful.
> All best
> AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER
> Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds
> 17 Birklands Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3BY, UK
> tel: +44(0) 1274 588586 mobile: +44(0) 7970 741307
> fax: +44(0) 1274 773663 ISDN: +44(0) 1274 589280
> Email: afostercarter at aol.com website: www.aidanfc.net
> In a message dated 11/13/03 07:24:40 GMT Standard Time, mirandaw7 at cs.com
> >> Subj:Fw: Book reviews
>> Date:11/13/03 07:24:40 GMT Standard Time
>> From:<A HREF="mailto:mirandaw7 at cs.com">mirandaw7 at cs.com</A>
>> To:<A HREF="mailto:Afostercarter at aol.com">Afostercarter at aol.com</A>
>> Sent from the Internet
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Miranda Weingartner" <mirandaw7 at cs.com>
>> To: "Aidan Foster Carter" <Afostercarter at cs.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 2:00 PM
>> Subject: Book reviews
>> > Hello Aidan,
>> > The snow is falling furiously, winds are wailing and occasionally, sirens
>> > can be heard in the distance. We are under a winter siege. Meanwhile,
>> > continues...
>> > I am appealing to your bottomless well of knowlege: I am compiling
>> > or articles on (non-geopolitical) books written in or about the DPRK. So
>> > far, I have found a review on Chris Springer's Pyongyang: Hidden
>> > and a compilation of North Korean writers featured on Words Without
>> > http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/SEPTEMBER2003.html
>> > I wonder if you could point me to any you've come across - any you can
>> > recommend (have you reviewed any)?
>> > Best as always,
>> > miranda
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