Global NK Interview features diverse South Korean researchers who study North Korea and their work to exhibit progress being made by scholars in their research on North Korea. For this issue, we meet Dr. Kim Kwang-woon, a Visiting Research Professor Emeritus at Kyungnam University, He has directed the publication of The Annals of North Joseon, which has recently published its 100th volume. Under an environment in which North Korean authorities have modified and distorted historical records for their political purposes, we ask Professor Kim how we can unravel the historical truth of North Korea.



Gwang Oon Kim visiting research professor emeritus at institute for Far Eastern Studies of Kyungnam University. He served as senior researcher at National institute of Korean history.



History of North Korea

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