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Theories of Ethnogenesis of Korean People in the DPRK
April 10, 2019 - 12:15-13:15
Welcome to the lecture “The Evolution of the Theory of Ethno-genesis of Korean People in the DPRK: from the legends to the fairy tales” by Far Eastern National University’s senior lecturer, Vadim Akulenko.
The historical transformation of the theory of Korean people’s ethno-genesis in the DPRK is an excellent example of how Korean history was being “creatively reinterpreted” by the North Korean scholars, who strive to follow the orders of the Great Leader and the Workers’ Party of Korea. The newest theory of Korean people’s ethno-genesis in the DPRK declares Korean people the oldest genetically homogeneous ethno-nation on Earth and makes a significant contribution to the formation of the unique collective consciousness of North Korea, which outweighs the presence of nuclear capabilities or lag in economic development in terms of being an obstacle to the future unification of Korea.