North Korea

How did the Kim ‘dynasty’ come to power and how has it been able to function for so long? Professor Breuker gives a unique insight into the incredible system that was set up to take a whole country hostage, where other oppressive communist regimes, such as in Eastern Europe, all collapsed after a few decades.

Remco Breuker is Professor of Korean Studies and Chair of the Korean Studies Department at the University of Leiden. He is also Director of the Leiden Asia Centre.

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