On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister expressed his country’s “red line” for the Korean peninsula. But as Adam Cathcart explains, there are a few other metaphors in play.
Is the succession process to Kim Jong-un complete, or still very much in train? Sino-NK’s chief editor analyzes a recently-unearthed speech by the supreme leader.
Yonho Kim’s report for the USKI on Koryolink and Orascom’s joint-venture reveals some of the institutional negotiation its customers engage in order to utilize and access its service. From technical work arounds to a hidden customer base, Darcie Draught reviews this intriguing glimpse at consumer life in North Korea.
Has Kim Jong-un disbanded the Moranbong Band for good? Pekka Korhonen, a visiting scholar at Kyoto University, suggests this is the wrong question to ask, and delves into a trove of revealing data.
The University of Toronto’s Comparative Politics Student Group (CPSG) on East Asia, in collaboration with other University of Toronto-based groups, host an Academic Exchange seminar at the Munk School of Global Affairs entitled “Polities in Motion: Power Transfers, Institutional Change and Everyday Politics in East Asia.” Participants include many from the Sino-NK community.
This issue of #시각 (shigak) buttresses some of the Sino-NK community’s dominant research themes. One major subject concerns defectors resettling in the South: there is cause for concern at average income levels, which remain far below the national average, but this is mingled with optimism at the growing number of defectors entering South Korea’s elite […]
Steven Denney, utilizing WVS surveys and political socialization theory, addresses cultural change in a Post-Industrial South Korea at the 17th Harvard East Asian Studies Conference.