Study and scholarship focused on North Korea necessarily moves through a historical hinterland. A key panel at this years’ Association of Asian Studies Conference examined the buried, semi-hidden narratives revealed in Record Group 242, the Captured Documents Collection at the US National Archives.
China’s predictable response to dialogue between Japan and North Korea is borderline paranoid, as this Southern Weekend article reveals. Translation and interpretation by Adam Cathcart.
What has Chinese diplomacy on the North Korean nuclear issue accomplished recently? Not a great deal, to put it mildly. Damning demonstration by Chief Editor Adam Cathcart.
In an interview with Consensus Online, a leading Chinese voice on North Korea, Zhang Liangui, describes his youthful experiences in Pyongyang in the 1960s, the Cultural Revolution, and why he cannot go back. Emile Dirks translates.
The latest Tongsin | 통신 for February 2014 examines the North Korean narrative surrounding the US-ROK war games, which positions the North as a cooperative actor seeking engagement and stability in the face of destructive “confrontation rackets” in the South.
A North Korean missile narrowly misses a Chinese passenger jet and an open rift is revealed. Read the full translation and analysis of PLA General Wang Hongguang’s op-ed, all by Sino-NK’s chief editor.
On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister expressed his country’s “red line” for the Korean peninsula. But as Adam Cathcart explains, there are a few other metaphors in play.