Study and scholarship focused on North Korea necessarily moves through a historical hinterland. A key panel at this years’ Association of Asian Studies Conference examined the buried, semi-hidden narratives revealed in Record Group 242, the Captured Documents Collection at the US National Archives.
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) recently published a report by Sheena Greitens on North Korea’s illicit business activities. The report expounds on much of Greitens’ earlier work, drawing upon interview material, translations, and the latest in the literature, including work by Sino-NK.
Salaries for South Korea’s multinational conglomerate tycoons, the debate over legal gambling, and welfare reform proposals get attention in this issue of #시각 (shigak).
China’s predictable response to dialogue between Japan and North Korea is borderline paranoid, as this Southern Weekend article reveals. Translation and interpretation by Adam Cathcart.
What has Chinese diplomacy on the North Korean nuclear issue accomplished recently? Not a great deal, to put it mildly. Damning demonstration by Chief Editor Adam Cathcart.
Kim Jong-un has asserted that “the ideological and spiritual qualities of our agricultural working people have been transformed remarkably.” Robert Winstanley-Chesters investigates.
In the second part of an extensive interview, Zhang Liangui discusses the DPRK leadership, the North Korean domestic political landscape, and the genealogical roots of the Kim dynasty. Emile Dirks translates.