This issue of #Shigak recaps a host of “meetings” in the first half month of October, including the high-level chats between North and South Korean officials during the Asian Games and Saenuri Chair Kim Moon-sung’s pan-Chinese tête-à-tête.
Norwegian artist Morten Traavik’s cultural engagement with North Korean, which includes plans to establish an art institute in Pyongyang, has provoked the ire of at least one German journalist. Adam Cathcart recaps and analyzes an interview with Travvik in the Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Sino-NK’s Junior Fellow for 2013-2014, Byul Ryan-Im, reports from the barricades of Occupy Central.
Korean scholarship on the banks of the Neva river has been ongoing for the best part of 150 years, and the Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention in Europe 2015 sought to continue the tradition. This Yongusil explores the exceptional contributions from Jerome de Wit, Andrew Jackson and others.
The latest issue of #Shigak covers a handful of the most pressing issues in South Korea for the latter half of September, including more rumblings in the progressive camp and what people think of Ahn Cheol-soo’s sudden departure from the political scene.
With a host of signs popping up that ties between Beijing and Pyongyang are poor, and a few that suggest the opposite, Adam Cathcart looks at how the North Korean government is currently brandishing an unmistakable totem of clashing nationalisms.