North Korean Children’s Culture in the Media

"Boys Wipe Out Bandits"

“Boys Wipe Out Bandits”


“North Korea’s Kim Dynasty: The Making of a Personality Cult,” Christopher Richardson, The Guardian, 16 February 2015.


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, 13 March 2014

North Korea’s dictators published children’s books,” Interview with Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post, 18 March 2014

Children’s Culture in North Korea,” Interview with Kurt Achin,, 9 May 2014.

 “Images of North Korean Children’s Lit,” Video Interview with Kurt Achin,, 26 May 2014.

 “Behind the Tweed: Literature for DPRK kids,” Interview with Rebecca Huntley, ABC Radio National, 4 July 2014.


Related Coverage:

North Korean dictators: also successful children’s book authors?” Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 March 2014

Book News: Children’s Books From North Korean Dictators?” Annalisa Quinn, NPR, 14 March 2014

North Korea’s Founder Wrote An Anti-American Children’s Story – Here Are The Highlights” Amanda Macias, Business Insider Australia, 21 March 2014

North Korean Studies, Off the Beaten Path,” Profile by Gianluca Spezza,, 24 April 2014.


Tagged with: , ,