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.
Memories of the Korean War in China are wrapped up with painful tendrils of Maoism, argues Adam Cathcart in a piece reflecting on China’s past. The essay concludes with a full translation of a key Renmin Ribao article on China’s intervention in 1950.
The new North Korean “Byungjin line” may be a more astute, historically-oriented and politically nuanced policy platform than it is given credit for. What this means for people hunting for the next Deng Xiaoping is an open question. Chief Editor Adam Cathcart explains.
Yonsei University PhD candidate Benoit Berthelier shows that myth in the DPRK not only elevates the position of the three Kim leaders in succession, but implicates individual Koreans into the myth and binds them closer with every retelling.
Nick Miller provides some historical context to the announcement that North Korea has scrapped the armistice agreement, in addition to examining China’s response to the recent threats of provocation coming from Pyongyang.
Adam Cathcart and Mycal Ford take on a slew of op-eds, half-truths, and brilliant assertions in a creative A-Z glossary of post-nuclear news and opinion.
In the first of his exclusive occasional posts for SinoNK, Professor Andrei Lankov of Kookmin University in Seoul explains how the North Korean revolution was both imposed by the USSR and supported by a substantial proportion of the North Korean people.