Archive for June, 2012:

Light in the Tunnel: Weekly Digest

By | June 29, 2012

Light in the Tunnel: Weekly Digest  by Adam Cathcart A few weeks ago we witnessed a minor tempest that never developed into a full-blown hurricane, when an American general stated, intimated, or otherwise appeared to reveal that American soldiers were moving in and out of North Korean territory along the DMZ with the goal of […]

Hwanggumpyong, Thy Name is Mud

By | June 28, 2012 Hwanggumpyong, Thy Name is Mud by Adam Cathcart Devoted readers of the North Korean-Chinese relationship will readily recall the excitement of June 2011, when a personage no less than Jang Song Taek, the presumptive regent-in-waiting, arrived from Pyongyang for an opening ceremony for a new Special Economic Zone on Hwanggumpyong Island (황금평/黄金坪) at the mouth of […]

Forests as Spaces of Revolution and Resistance : Thoughts on Arboreal Comradeship on a Divided Peninsula

By | June 28, 2012

Robert Winstanley-Chesters examines the comradely relationship between the realm of trees and the forest in the presentational and legitimative narratives of the DPRK.

A Debate (Again) in Bloom

By | June 25, 2012

A Debate (Again) in Bloom by Steven Denney In a recent Sino-NK post, “Keeping Up with 38 North,” Adam Cathcart points to an assertion made by  James Church (“Keep Your Eye on the Duck,” 38 North, June 19) that Kim Jong-un “may in fact be initiating ‘creeping Dengism.’” Church’s [1]  suggestion that reform may indeed be […]

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed: Cross-Border Trade Opens in Namyang

By | June 24, 2012 Bring the Mountain to Mohammed: Cross-Border Trade Opens in Namyang by Christopher Green Recent news that a ‘border market’ in rural, mountainous Namyang, North Hamkyung Province has been opened on a limited basis to Chinese businesspeople is one of the most intriguing stories to emerge from North Korea in recent times. At the very […]