Yongusil 64: Sino-NK, AAS, and the Windy City

By | April 01, 2015

The Association of Asian Studies annual conference surely must be the largest gathering of Asia focused academics in the United States, if not globally. Traditionally it is also a nexus for Koreanists, so naturally three members of Sino-NK were there.

Mountains and Seas of Gold: 2015 New Year’s Message

By | January 27, 2015

Robert Winstanley-Chesters returns to Sino-NK with his thoughts on Kim Jong-un’s 2015 New Year’s Address from a developmental and narrative point of view, going past – way, way past – debatable calls for inter-Korean rapprochement to look at the developmental sloughs and sumps therein concealed.

The Tumen Triangle Documentation Project Goes to China: AKS Special Edition

By | January 08, 2015

In February 2014, Sino-NK published Warwick Morris and Jim Hoare’s reminiscences of Northeast China more than two decades ago. Just two months later and armed with a grant from the Academy of Korean Studies, our research team went to see the region as it is today. In this Special Edition of the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project, we ring the changes.

Vanadium and Socialism: Rare Earth Prospecting, Politics, and History in North Korea

By | April 28, 2014

Behind every cloud there is a silver lining and behind every developmental story in North Korea there is a narrative from Kim Il-sung. Robert Winstanley-Chesters investigates the pre-history of SRE Minerals’ contemporary Rare-Earth gambit.

Yongusil 25: Nicolas Levi and New DPRK Analysis from the Polish Academy of Sciences

By | January 22, 2014

Warsaw calling Pyongyang: this Yongusil reviews the recent output of Polish academic institutions and publications focused on East Asia—in particular that of Dr. Nicolas Levi.

Yongusil 13: Adam Cathcart on “Manchukuo’s Afterlife” at the National University of Singapore

By | October 21, 2013

Adam Cathcart explores the hinterland of historiography and narrative construction in East Asia, particularly “Manchukuo’s Afterlife” at the National University of Singapore

Yongusil 12: “War of Words” at Leiden University: Lines of Flight in North Korean Narratology

By | October 15, 2013

In the second of our considerations of Remco Breuker’s “War of Words” ERC funded project at Leiden University, Robert Winstanley-Chesters comments on the flattening of historical space time in North Korea and the geist of Manchuria within.