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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Start date : 
September, 2017
Thesis Topic: 
Charismatic leadership; North Korea; religion versus secularism.
Research Summary: 
As a Gates Cambridge scholar and a PhD candidate in Korean history with a broader academic interest in Japan and East Asia, I am eager to delve deeper into the question of the manufacture of charisma in North Korea and to trace its transformation from a state committed to Marxist-Leninist views to one that propagates a semi-mystical view of leadership.