Yongusil 71: Tiempo Devorado addresses Corea del Norte in “Invisible Transitions”

By | July 30, 2015

From the heart of Catalonia, a journal hosted by the Autonomous University of Barcelona makes trans-continental connections by considering North Korea and its invisible transitions.

Yongusil 70: Korean Studies, the Copenhagen Interpretation and BAKS Papers 16

By | July 30, 2015

The British Association of Korean Studies has released the 16th manifestation of its august journal, BAKS Papers. The Yongusil plants its eyes firmly on the pages.

Returning to the Courtyard: Rescaling Charismatic Landscapes in North Korea

By | July 27, 2015

Robert Winstanley-Chesters considers how human and critical geographies can be used as vectors for analysis of the viability of North Korea’s political landscapes.

A Roundtable Review of Shine Choi’s Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics

By | July 22, 2015

In a new “neutron star” of a book, sociologist Shine Choi delves into the many ways of seeing North Korea. Sino-NK reviews the argumentative battlefield.

A Roundtable Review of Suk-young Kim’s DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

By | July 20, 2015

Suk-Young Kim’s new scholarly monograph on the performance and emotional perils of Korean division provokes a trio of responses.

How Not to Invest in a DPRK Special Economic Zone: The Case of Rason

By | July 15, 2015

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are spaces of great potential in North Korea. Théo Clément evaluates the terrain, based on his own on-site inspection and a holistic reading of North Korea’s premier northern SEZ.

Yongusil 69: Ruptures, Rememberings and the Ruhrgebiet: A Restive AKSE in Bochum

By | July 15, 2015

A large gathering of European scholars working on Korea was bound to generate some intellectual heat. Sino-NK’s Director of Research chronicles productive sparks from the event.