[KS] pp Nicolas Levi (Warsaw); researching Kim Pyong-il; visiting Seoul 4-20 April

Afostercarter at aol.com Afostercarter at aol.com
Fri Mar 6 06:22:37 EST 2009

Dear friends and colleagues,
Once again Nicolas Levi of Warsaw has asked  me
to post on his behalf. I'm happy to do this, though  I
am not sure why he doesn't do so directly. See  below.
I've never met Mr Levi, and he modestly doesn't  mention
his interesting-looking website:  _www.northkorea.pl/_ 
(http://www.northkorea.pl/) . 
Even those of us whose Polish is rusty can enjoy  the
pictures of Kim Pyong-il.
Anyone in Seoul who shares these interests,  please
contact Nicolas directly: _nicolas_levi at yahoo.fr_ 
(mailto:nicolas_levi at yahoo.fr) 
Best wishes
Aidan Foster-Carter 
Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology  & Modern Korea, Leeds 
Flat 1, 40 Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX2 4TE,  UK 
T: (+44, no 0)    07970 741307 (mobile);   01392 257753   (home) 
E: _afostercarter at aol.com_ (mailto:afostercarter at aol.com)     W: 
_www.aidanfc.net_ (http://www.aidanfc.net/)  
In  a message dated 3/5/2009 11:28:24 GMT Standard Time, 
nicolas_levi at yahoo.fr  writes:

Dear Aidan,
How are you? Who do you think will the next  number one in NK? According to 
me it will be Kim Jong Nam, but he will  be jst a puppet of the entire Kim Jong 
Il family.  I' writing to  you as far, as I will be in Seoul next month 
between the 4 and the  20th April. You may post it on a website/forum as you made 
last time  concerning my requirement about Kim Pyong Il.. I'm in the half of my 
 dissertation (about Kim Sung branch in the Kim Il Sung Family) and I'  
writing a biography of Kim Pyong Il. I wish I can meet some people  during my stay 
in Seoul, who may speak Englsih French or  Polish.
Thanks and regards 

He further adds:
I wish I could met some  specialists about NK, because I want to have a 
global overview about NK from  other people. In Poland we have  few  specialists 


>From February 2008, by way of  background

I've been asked to post this  request. If anyone can  help,
please contact Nicolas Levi  directly:
__nicolas_levi at yahoo.fr__ 
(http://koreaweb.ws/mailman/listinfo/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws)  (mailto:_nicolas_levi at yahoo.fr_ 
(http://koreaweb.ws/mailman/listinfo/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws) )  

Happy new year to one and  all,
Aidan FC

Honorary Senior  Research Fellow in Sociology  & Modern Korea, Leeds 


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 
I  send you a list of questions for which you or  other people that you  
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 
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

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