Dr. Christopher Richardson
Bachelor of Arts (Honours, English Literature, 1st Class), University of Sydney, 2005
Master of International Security Studies, University of Sydney, 2011
PhD, “Childhood Policies & Practices in the DPRK: A Challenge to Korean Unification,” University of Sydney, 2016
“North Korea as Fragile State?” for CISS6006 Statebuilding & ‘Fragile States’, University of Sydney, 2012 – 2016
“Introduction to the DPRK,” for ARTS3756 Development in Asia, University of New South Wales, 2016
“Violence & the North Korean Child,” for ASIA1030 Asia & the Pacific in Motion, Australian National University, 2015
“DPRK: Development Without Democracy,” for GOVT2611 Capitalism & Democracy in East Asia, University of Sydney, 2015
“Children of the North: An Introduction to the Children’s Culture of the DPRK,” for INTR12-210 East-West International Diplomacy, Bond University, 2014 – 2015
“Christian Connections in Asia,” Asian Studies Association of Australia, University of Sydney, 2018
“Disruption, Taint, Redemption: Violence & the North Korean Child,” World Congress of Korean Studies, University of Hawaii, 2014
“North Korean Voices in Exile,” Leiden University, 2014
“Visual Storytelling for Children in the DPRK,” Visual Storytelling Symposium, University of New England, Armidale, 2014
“An Introduction to North Korean Children’s Literature,” Korean Studies Association of Australasia, Australian National University, 2013
“Still King of the Country? Childhood Policies & Practices in the DPRK: A Snapshot of 2012”, Korean Studies Association of Australasia, Australian National University, 2012
Forthcoming: “Book Review: Figuring Korean Futures: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea,” European Journal of Korean Studies, 18, no. 1 (2018).
“Still Quite Fun to Read: An Introduction to North Korean Children’s Literature,” International Review of Korean Studies 10, no. 1 (2013): 117-136.
Key Online Publications
Selected Media Appearances
“Life & Work of Edward Lear,” Interview with Lish Fejer, ABC Radio Canberra, Sunday Brunch, 23 July 2017.
“What does a children’s story by Kim Jong-il tell us about North Korea?” Interview with Dan Damon, BBC World Service, World Update, 20 January 2014
“North Korea’s Storytelling Autocrats,” Interview with Alison Gee, BBC News Magazine, 19 February 2014
“North Korean dictators revealed as children’s authors” Interview with Alison Flood, The Guardian (London), 13 March 2014