The Ministry of Education plans to (re)implement a state-run textbook production system. Representatives from both the ruling and opposition parties use a recent parliamentary review session into the situation to verbally assault the other side’s position on the issue.
The South Korean mass media rarely unites in condemnation of a domestic policy, but controversial and deeply flawed plans to “re-nationalize” the production of secondary school history textbooks made it happen. Christopher Green investigates.
A new SAIS report uses satellite imagery to measure North Korean market sizes as they have fluctuated over the past decade. Sino-NK goes into orbit behind the oculus, assessing gains and limitations of the data.
Can anything be learned from crawling through North Korea’s own report on its human rights situation and outlook? Adam Cathcart goes spelunking to find out.
An audio recording of a recent Sino-NK workshop surveys reinterpretions of Chinese-Korean history and economic interaction in the borderland, using fieldwork and an important new text as touchstones.
Korean history becomes bifurcated in 1945, but was it ever thus? Dr. Natalia Kim (School of Asian Studies, National Research University) takes an in-depth look at a scholar-gentleman whose career spans colonization and was entwined with debates over Korean nationalism.
With Hyun Ok Park’s new book as a point of departure, Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green will assess the depth of interconnectivity between and among states, cities, ethnicities, and capital in the border region.