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Dandong/North Korea

Few  landscapes on earth can be more presciently formed by their history than this borderland, much in the news lately. Crossing the border by train in winter, the river-ice thaws in mid crossing, as if marking the dotted line in a map between a state that is part of the present and one that is wilfully trapped in its own past. It’s all something of a reminder of my own (award-winning, or nearly so) published trip from China to North Korea…

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v22/n15/jon-cannon/diary 

 

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  1. April 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    North Korea, South Korea… but nobody ever talks about West and East Korea. What’s with that?

    • April 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      I note, Great Leader and Premier Facade, that even your in-jokes date from the early 1980s…

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