Author Archive

North Korean Nationalism: Lessons from Pyongyang

By | June 08, 2016

What is North Korean nationalism? Is it the same as the South Korean variant? In a new essay, Steven Denney pauses to reflect on a recent trip to the DPRK, and considers the answers to both of these questions.

That Which Divides Us: Filibusters, Security Bills, and the NIS

By | February 26, 2016

This week, the Minjoo Party used a parliamentary veto — the filibuster — to stall voting on a controversial anti-terrorism bill. Steven Denney examines the process by which the bill was nearly brought to a vote, and looks at polling data on what people thought of the opposition tactic.

Yongusil 81: From Taipei to Seoul, The Wisdom of Comparison

By | February 08, 2016

Opportunities for comparison between Taiwan and South Korea abound. Many are salient, others rather less so than they first appear. Channeling insights from a recent event at the University of Toronto, Steven Denney investigates.

Bringing Generational Analysis Back In? An Interview with Shelley Rigger

By | January 18, 2016

Shelley Rigger, professor of political science at Davidson College, discusses the methodological value of generational analysis for the study of values, political attitudes, and social identities.

Talking About the Unconscious: Interview with Professor Hyun Ok Park

By | December 09, 2015

Sino-NK interviews the author of a protean and provocative new book on transnational Korea.

War by Other Means: South Korea’s Textbook Battlefield

By | October 09, 2015

The Ministry of Education plans to (re)implement a state-run textbook production system. Representatives from both the ruling and opposition parties use a recent parliamentary review session into the situation to verbally assault the other side’s position on the issue.