Archive for August, 2012:
The Ecologic and the Politic, Nature and the Natural – A Virtual Symposium Exploring the North Korean Environmental
Robert Winstanley-Chesters lays down the gauntlet in a manifesto for a digital/virtual academic symposium focusing on the DPRK’s encounter with global and local environmental narratives.
Scott Bruce, at The Diplomat, investigates the connection between North Korean economic reform and the country’s deep and possibly transformative mineral reserves.
The Moranbong Band’s meteoric ascent in North Korea has eclipsed ensembles associated with Kim Jong-il and cultural diplomacy with China. Analysis by Adam Cathcart.
Christopher Green discusses the the ubiquitousness of bicycles in the DPRK, the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), expropriation of wage earners at KIC and other joint ventures, and making it in North Korea’s urban areas.
A 50-minute interview on the series Bloggingheads.tv features Christopher Green, the international managing editor for the Daily NK in Seoul, with Yong Kwon.
Nicholas Levi, in a recent presentation in Seoul, makes the case that North Korea can be at least partially seen as the modern revival of the Choson Confucianism in terms of ideological phenomenon.
What does the Chinese-North Korean relationship look like from the industrial hub of Shenyang? SinoNK’s correspondent tenders conclusions.
A short report and photo essay from the border city of Dandong, where construction has resumed on China’s new bridge to North Korea and trade continues to rumble along.