Andrei Lankov

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Andrei Lankov
Lankov in November 2010
Lankov in November 2010
Full name Andrei Nikolaevich Lankov
Other names Andrei Lankov
Born (1963-07-26) July 26, 1963 (age 51)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Main interests Korean history

Andrei Nikolaevich Lankov (Russian: Андрей Николаевич Ланьков; born July 26, 1963) is a Russian scholar of Asia and a specialist in Korean studies.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Lankov was born on July 26, 1963, in Leningrad, Soviet Union (modern day Saint Petersburg). He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Leningrad State University in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He also attended Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung University in 1985.

Career[edit]

Following his graduate studies, he taught Korean history and language at his alma mater, and in 1992 went to South Korea for work; he moved to Australia in 1996 to take up a post at the Australian National University, and moved back to Seoul to teach at Kookmin University in 2004.[2][3] Dr. Lankov has a DPRK-themed Livejournal blog[4] in Russian with occasional English posts, where he documents aspects of life in North (and South) Korea, together with his musings and links to his publications. He also writes columns for the English-language daily The Korea Times.[5]

Andrei is fluent in Russian, Korean, and English.

Books[edit]

  • From Stalin to Kim Il Sung: The Formation of North Korea, 1945-1960. Rutgers University Press. October 2003. ISBN 0-8135-3117-9. 
  • Crisis in North Korea: The Failure of De-Stalinization, 1956. University of Hawaii Press. December 2004. ISBN 0-8248-2809-7. 
  • КНДР вчера и сегодня: Неформальная история Северной Кореи (The DPRK Yesterday and Today: An Unofficial History of North Korea) (in Russian). Vostok-Zapad. 2005. ISBN 5-478-00060-4. 
  • Быть корейцем (Being Korean) (in Russian). Vostok-Zapad. 2006. ISBN 5-17-032481-2. 
  • North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea. McFarland and Company. April 2007. ISBN 0-7864-2839-2. 
  • The Dawn of Modern Korea. EunHaeng NaMu publishing. 2008. ISBN 978-89-5660-214-1. 
  • Август, 1956 год. Кризис в Северной Корее (August 1956, A Crisis in North Korea). ROSSPEN. 2009. ISBN 978-5-8243-0907-2. 
  • The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia. Oxford University Press. 2013. ISBN 0199964297. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plate, Tom (2006-08-10). "North Korea's evolution". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  2. ^ Lankov, Andrei (2005-10-31). "Вновь за железным занавесом: Северная Корея двадцать лет спустя". Delo (393). Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  3. ^ Lankov, Andrei. "Андрей Ланьков". Vostochny Portal. Archived from the original on 12 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  4. ^ Andrei Lankov's blog about DPRK
  5. ^ Andrei Lankov's Opinion Column, Korea Times http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/category/subsection_304.html

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