This autumn saw the journal Asian Perspective bring together five authors for a transnational investigation of issues confronting the DPRK-PRC-Russia border region. The journal special issue was guided by guest editor Park Hyun-gwi of Cambridge University. Anthony Rinna takes a look inside.
In an exciting new Yongusil, Christina Kim steps up to introduce a slice of the emerging networks and relations along the border of North Korea and China. This Yongusil is based on Kim’s work in Dandong with Kang Ju-won.
Seoul National University geographer Bae-Gyoon Park challenges the validity of the developmental state thesis in a recent paper on the Masan Free Export Zone. Park recapitulated his findings at an event hosted at the University of Toronto. Daniel Park recaps his presentation.
Suzy Kim, author of Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, has guest edited a special edition of Cross-Currents, an open access journal at University of California, Berkeley, engaging in a deep examination of ill-remembered and heavily contested moments of modern Korean history.
Byul Ryan-im, Sino-NK’s Junior Fellow for 2013-2014, temporarily relinquishes the Admiralty barricades for a discussion with Justice Michael Kirby.
Benjamin Joinau’s conceptual review of mythic and monolithic city spaces of Pyongyang produces an categorical twin. Rural charisma meets urban glory in a key work of psychogeographic imagination.
Looking behind around and behind much of the sound and fury of current analysis of North Korea, In Pyongyang presents the first of a vital series of recorded interviews with more long term and considered engagers of North Korea. The first features Sweden’s initial Charge d’Affaires to Pyongyang, and author Erik Cornell.
The University of Toronto’s Comparative Politics Student Group (CPSG) on East Asia, in collaboration with other University of Toronto-based groups, host an Academic Exchange seminar at the Munk School of Global Affairs entitled “Polities in Motion: Power Transfers, Institutional Change and Everyday Politics in East Asia.” Participants include many from the Sino-NK community.