NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15 featured in South Korean Media

Dec 17, 2013

Documents included in NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15, "The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and the Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System," were featured and analyzed by Donga IlboYonhap News, Asia Today, and YTN on December 16 and December 17, 2013.

The Donga Ilbo article, "North Korea After Jang Song Thaek’s Execution: A Comparison between Jang’s Execution and the 1967 Gapsan Purges," highlights that e-Dossier no. 15 features eight documents released from the Romanian and East German archives on the 1967 purge of the Gapsan faction. The article appearing in both Yonhap and Asia Today, "China Unhappy with Kim Il Sung’s Gapsan Purge," describes Pak Geum-cheol's opposition to Kim Il Sung's byungjin line and how Chinese officials "defended" Pak.

In connection to Jang Song Thaek’s recent purge, the articles also take note of James Person’s comments, which are included in the e-Dossier, on the importance of the recent update to the Ten Points of the Monolithic Ideological System.

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
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