Essays

Brave Dissenters and the Silent Majority: Lankov, Yurchak, and the Fading USSR

By | September 20, 2013

Professor Andrei Lankov returns with native insight into the slow, steady decline of Brezhnev’s USSR, set against the backdrop of a 2005 book by Alexei Yurchak, “Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More.”

The Sincheon Massacre: Historical Fact and Historical Revision

By | September 17, 2013

In a comprehensive new guest post, French student Patrick Tapy takes an insightful look at the evidence surrounding one of the most controversial events of the Korean War: the killings at Sincheon in South Hwanghae Province during late 1950.

“Still Quite Fun To Read:” An Introduction to North Korean Children’s Literature

By | September 17, 2013

Drawing from his own research on contemporary conceptions and experiences of childhood in North Korea, Christopher Richardson paints a primer on the content and significance of children’s literature in the DPRK.