Author Archive

Yongusil 63: Black Panthers and the Sun, Benjamin Young on North Korea and Anti-Colonialist connections

By | March 30, 2015

Director of Research, Robert Winstanley-Chesters, reviews Benjamin Young’s newly published piece in Japan Focus, “Juche in the United States: The Black Panther Party’s Relations with North Korea.”

Footsteps and Deterritorializations: “And did those feet in ancient times…”

By | March 22, 2015

Rodong Sinmun reports on a wintery children’s pilgrimage to North Korea’s northern border, the place where, four score and ten years ago, Kim Il-sung crossed the Yalu. Political geographer Robert Winstanley-Chesters investigates the implications of their reenactment.

Yongusil 58: Benjamin Habib: Building a Literature of North Korean engagement with the UNFCCC

By | February 27, 2015

Following its minimal attendance at recent COP meetings of the UNFCCC, North Korea’s concerns and aspirations surrounding climate change are unclear. Benjamin Habib’s new article for Pacific Affairs seeks to determine causality and assess future intention.

Yongusil 57: BC Koh and North Korean Autonomies: Pacific Affairs Perspectives

By | February 13, 2015

This past December, the journal Pacific Affairs asked B.R. Myers, et al., to undertake a review of BC Koh’s classic 1965 paper “North Korea and its Quest for Autonomy.” The Yongusil considers the encounter.

Mountains and Seas of Gold: 2015 New Year’s Message

By | January 27, 2015

Robert Winstanley-Chesters returns to Sino-NK with his thoughts on Kim Jong-un’s 2015 New Year’s Address from a developmental and narrative point of view, going past – way, way past – debatable calls for inter-Korean rapprochement to look at the developmental sloughs and sumps therein concealed.

Spaces of Leisure: The Socialist Modern at Rest and Play

By | November 09, 2014

In this final essay of a new triliogy, Robert Winstanley-Chesters traces connections between early repertoires of promenading on the banks of the Taedong and contemporary watery manifestations at Munsu and Rungna.