Author Archive

Yongusil 73: Complex Networks, the State, and Civil Society in South Korea

By | August 24, 2015

Sino-NK’s managing editor, Steven Denney, and co-editor, Christopher Green, contributed to a recently published book on network complexity, the state, and civil society in Northeast Asia. This Yongusil recaps their contribution and discusses their findings.

Yongusil 71: Tiempo Devorado addresses Corea del Norte in “Invisible Transitions”

By | July 30, 2015

From the heart of Catalonia, a journal hosted by the Autonomous University of Barcelona makes trans-continental connections by considering North Korea and its invisible transitions.

Yongusil 70: Korean Studies, the Copenhagen Interpretation, and BAKS Papers 16

By | July 30, 2015

The British Association of Korean Studies has released the 16th manifestation of its august journal, BAKS Papers. The Yongusil plants its eyes firmly on the pages.

A Roundtable Review of Shine Choi’s Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics

By | July 22, 2015

In a new “neutron star” of a book, sociologist Shine Choi delves into the many ways of seeing North Korea. Sino-NK reviews the argumentative battlefield.

A Roundtable Review of Suk-young Kim’s DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

By | July 20, 2015

Suk-Young Kim’s new scholarly monograph on the performance and emotional perils of Korean division provokes a trio of responses.

Yongusil 69: Ruptures, Rememberings and the Ruhrgebiet: A Restive AKSE in Bochum

By | July 15, 2015

A large gathering of European scholars working on Korea was bound to generate some intellectual heat. Sino-NK’s Director of Research chronicles productive sparks from the event.

Rain on a Strange Roof: A Roundtable Review of Janet Poole’s When the Future Disappears

By | July 13, 2015

For the ranks of Korean intellectuals and essayists, the zeitgeist of the 1930s and 40s was both fantastic and pessimistic in equal measure. Scholar Janet Poole intrepidly situates their writings, and their lives, in her new book. Reviewed here by Sino-NK.

Politics in Viral Times: #Shigak no. 23

By | June 24, 2015

The latest issue of #Shigak recaps and analyzes some of the top stories and reports between May and June, focusing on a labor dispute at Kia Motors, an Ivy League pipe dream, and the political and economic consequences of the MERS outbreak.