[KS] New Forthcoming Book on DPRK 'Intreviews with North Korean Defectors' Lim I & Zulawnik A

Adam Zulawnik adam.zulawnik at monash.edu
Sun Apr 18 18:39:59 EDT 2021

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a forthcoming book title as part of 'Routledge
Advances in Korean Studies':

*Interviews with North Korean Defectors - from Kim Shin-jo to Thae Yong-ho*

By Lim Il and Adam Zulawnik

Originally compiled and written by North Korean defector and author Lim Il,
this English-language edition, thoroughly annotated by Dr. Adam Zulawnik,
is a fascinating collection of thirty-four interviews with highly prominent
North Korean defectors residing in South Korea, ranging from religious
figures, to artists, politicians, North Korea experts, and even divers and
subway train operators. The English edition also includes an exclusive
interview with the Korean edition author, Lim Il.

The 33 original interviewees are listed chronologically according to their
date of arrival to South Korea and span almost 70 years. The publication
also includes six special columns addressing key issues pertaining to North
Korean defectors and their lives in South Korea, such as the relationship
between North Korean defectors and their South Korean counterparts (South
Korean defectors to North Korea), nomenclature (how North Korean defectors
have been referred to in South Korean society over time), arrival and
settlement provisions from the South Korean government, the nuanced
difference between *defectors*, *defector-residents*, and the *displaced*,
North Korean defector-residents and their position in South Korean
politics, and a short biography of five notable North Korean
defector-residents who were not interviewed.

The book is a valuable testament to North Korean defector-residents and
unique in that it provides a candid account of each individual’s
experience. It will prove to be especially useful to students and scholars
seeking to understand the complex dynamics of North Korean society and the
status of exiles in South Korea, and a vital resource for students of
Korean Studies.

Available for pre-order here:


If you have any questions please contact me.

Best regards,

Adam Zulawnik

Dr. Adam Antoni Zulawnik
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Korean Studies
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Monash University

*Latest publication*:
*"Death to the Translator!" - A Case Study on Risk in Translation *
(A Zulawnik, *AALITRA Review, *2020).

*Forthcoming publication*:
*Interviews with North Korea**n Defectors - from Kim Shin-jo to Thae
Yong-ho *
(I Lim & A Zulawnik [trans],* Routledge, *2021).
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