Author Archive

Yongusil 16: Conceptual Transfer and the Nordic Model–Robert Winstanley-Chesters at the Nordic NIAS Conference

By | November 04, 2013

Robert Winstanley-Chesters heads for the border spaces of southern Jyyland and the 7th NIAS Nordic Council to deliver a paper focused on the transfer of environmental concepts between Europe and North Korea

Yongusil 15: Moranbong in Michigan–Sherri L.Ter Molen at the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

By | October 25, 2013

The travails of the recent re-emerged Moranbong Band and the Unhasu Orchestra have been hot news recently, an apposite time therefore for Sherri L Ter-Molen’s appearance in East Lancing, Michigan where she will consider the Moranbong’s cultural acceptability in North America.

Yongusil 13: Adam Cathcart on “Manchukuo’s Afterlife” at the National University of Singapore

By | October 21, 2013

Adam Cathcart explores the hinterland of historiography and narrative construction in East Asia, particularly “Manchukuo’s Afterlife” at the National University of Singapore

Yongusil 9: Treasured Swords under the Byungjin Line: a Trilogy

By | October 08, 2013

Robert Winstanley-Chesters’ analytic foray into the hinterland of the Byungjin Line and ‘Treasured Swords’ of a different timbre (possibly timber), combined and reworked into a single piece for the discerning autumn reader.

A Roundtable Review of Charles Armstrong’s Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992

By | October 03, 2013

What does Sino-NK think about the history of the DPRK? Collect a myriad of opinions and perspectives in Sino-NK’s roundtable review of Charles Armstrong’s latest book, Tryanny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. Introduction by Benjamin R. Young.

Crossing into New Territories: Sino-NK’s New Home

By | September 17, 2013

Sino-NK takes a big leap in the field of digital humanities as it rolls out its new website. With the transition comes a redesigned interface and a new layout bettered suited for both our writers and our readers!

Yongusil 6: Navigating the JPRS/DTIC/FBIS Archive

By | September 16, 2013

Welcome to External| Following on from coverage of events and presentations by Sino-NK affiliates and access to collated elements of past output, the third key string to the Yongusil bow is the External or External Publications area. “publications” for its purposes are loosely defined; however, “external” is not. This author remembers the start of his […]

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 […]