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Stephen Epstein

Contributor

Stephen Epstein

Stephen Epstein serves as both the Director of the Asian Studies Institute and a member of the Classics Programme at the Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand. His teaching and research interests range from Korean society to Greek mythology. Among his latest publications are articles on the ancient Greek novel, translations of Korean and Indonesian fiction, and an analysis of contemporary short stories in North Korea. Recently he co-produced a documentary, Our Nation: A Korean Punk Rock Community, which has played in several film festivals internationally.

Articles by Stephen Epstein

Second Encounter
By Han Ung-bin
This is a story about something that took place over ten years ago, during the 13th World Youth Festival. It is now Juche Year 88 (1999).1 Outside our window slogans on the street, visible everywhere,…
Translated from Korean by Stephen Epstein
Encountering North Korean Fiction: The Origins of the Future
By Stephen Epstein
The new year is dawning. The thought that we are entering the last year of the current century arouses a different feeling within me than usual. My heart is overwhelmed with emotion and my thoughts come…
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