Archive for August 2nd, 2012:

Soft Power on a Hardened Path: On DPRK Musical Performance

By | August 02, 2012

SinoNK Performing Arts Analyst Jimin Lee compares the Moranbong Band debut to the performative politics of a missile launch. Intro by Adam Cathcart.

Prostitution, Abortion, and ‘Flower Girls': Women in Hyesan

By | August 02, 2012

A look at the politics of reproduction and sexuality in Hyesan, North Korea’s fourth largest city, a gray metropolis which sprawls along the banks of the shallow Yalu river across from the Chinese city of Changbai.