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Yongusil 5: Full Interview with Tom Morrison

By | September 16, 2013

Extended interviews with academics, analysts and technical specialists with real experience of institutional and developmental environments in North Korea are rare beasts indeed. This summer we were honored here at Sino-NK to post the following fascinating and deep interview with the renowned agronomist Tom Morrison. Our economics analyst Matthew Bates (who also works as petroleum […]

Yongusil 4: Lifting the Fog, British Embassy Seoul, September 16

By | September 12, 2013

Next Monday, Daily NK presents a brand new academic forum, which brings together Professor Andrei Lankov, Curtis Melvin and Sino-NK Co-editor Christopher Green at the British Embassy in Seoul to discuss “digital transformation.”

Yongusil 3: Sino-NK at JEAS, Nottingham on September 5th

By | September 04, 2013

Sino-NK debuts as a panel organizer as Dr. Adam Cathcart, Dr. Robert Winstanley-Chesters and Christopher Green meet in Nottingham for a panel at the prestigious JEAS Conference. The subject? “Redefining North Korea.”

Yongusil 2: Cathcart and Green at EAHRNK, London on September 3rd

By | September 02, 2013

EAHRNK is a new North Korean human rights group based in London. On September 3 the group will hold its inaugural conference, and Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green will be there to speak about media representations of North Korea in Europe and South Korea.

Yongusil 1: Robert Winstanley-Chesters at the Royal Geographical Society on August 29

By | August 26, 2013

On Thursday, Robert Winstanley-Chesters will present and extend upon the findings of his doctoral research at a keynote and prestigious event in the field of Geography, the RGS-IBG International Annual Conference.

Getting Better Every Day: Sino-NK Website Upgrade

By | August 23, 2013

Just like you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs, so you can’t bring a wealth of great content to your readers without revamping your website. In other words, Sino-NK is going under the knife.

Challenges to Reform in North Korea: Structure, Agency and the Constitution of the Selectorate

By | July 22, 2013

Have the reported changes in policy or new media flows rebalanced the North Korean state and society in an observable way? In a paper from the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of the Yonsei Journal of International Studies, James Burt uses Giddens’ Structuration Theory to refocus the lens on the Juche’s relationship to agents and structures.

Introducing the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Issue 1

By | April 15, 2013

Sino-NK rolls out issue one of the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Sourcing the Chinese-North Korean Border, with a preface by former British Chargé d’Affaires to the DPRK, James Hoare. Edited by Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green.