[KS] Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 5

victor fic vfic at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 8 07:18:39 EST 2008

Hello Michael Levy: 
   I am Victor Fic, a Canadian journalist in Seoul. 
   I can help you connect with a North Korea expert who can shed light on Kim Jong-il's family as per your request. A veteran Korean watcher and journalist named Brad Martin -- an American now teaching journalism in Louisiana after decades in East Asia -- and author of an 800-page tome on the north comes to mind. The book offered several detailed chapters on the family mafia/ties aspect of the regime. 
   I doubt if Brad will be upset if I post his email to a list of Korea experts, especially those who might buy and study his excellent book. An Asiatimes editor slated me to review it and interview him, but then apparently another editor gave the plum assignment to someone else while. Anyhow, see the review at www.atimes.com.
    Write him at: bradleykmartin at gmail.com 
   Best of luck with this project and do share your results. 
Victor Fic

Victor Fic> From: koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws> Subject: Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 5> To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 12:00:11 -0500> > Send Koreanstudies mailing list submissions to> koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit> http://koreaweb.ws/mailman/listinfo/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to> koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws> > You can reach the person managing the list at> koreanstudies-owner at koreaweb.ws> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific> than "Re: Contents of Koreanstudies digest..."> > > <<------------ KoreanStudies mailing list DIGEST ------------>>> > > Today's Topics:> > 1. REVISED: Seeking information on Kim Pyong-il> (Afostercarter at aol.com)> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------> > Message: 1> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 10:24:39 EST> From: Afostercarter at aol.com> Subject: [KS] REVISED: Seeking information on Kim Pyong-il> To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws, nicolas_levi at yahoo.fr> Message-ID: <bf7.28b04151.34db2b37 at aol.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"> > > I've been asked to post this request. If anyone can help,> please contact Nicolas Levi directly:> _nicolas_levi at yahoo.fr_ (mailto:nicolas_levi at yahoo.fr) > > Happy new year to one and all,> Aidan FC> > > AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER > Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds > University > > _________________> > > > Dear Sir,> > My name is Nicolas Levi. I'm affiliated to the Polish Academy of > Sciences.I'm writing a doctorate about Kim Pyong Il, half brother of Kim Jong Il, who is > ambassador of North Korea in Poland. He was said to be a rival of Kim Jong > Il concerning the run the north Korean throne. > > I'm especially looking for contacts with : > - specialists of North Korea, and especially people who had contacts with > the Kim Family or people interested on the Kim Family;> > - defectors (email or if you can be an intermediate between me and > defectors) who may have met him and may have an opinion about Kim Pyong Il. > > Can you help me in this way? > > My subject is quite complicated because I've got few info.Each information > can be useful even some anecdots.I met him a few time, I met his family etc... > I send you a list of questions for which you or other people that you would > recommend me and who may have an answer. > > > - According to you what is the character of Kim Pyong Il ? What is your > feeling about him? Who are his friends in North Korea or his supporters> - Who were his friends in North Korea?> - Have you got some infos about his wife?> - Have you got other contacts (such as defectors) /book references which can > be useful for my research?> > > Thank you very much for your help I will appreciate it, and if you've got > some queries please contact me. > > Thanks you in advance> > Nicolas Levi> > > > > > > > -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: http://koreaweb.ws/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws/attachments/20080206/6fc5d4ad/attachment-0001.html > > End of Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 5> ********************************************

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