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.
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.
Adam Cathcart explores the hinterland of historiography and narrative construction in East Asia, particularly “Manchukuo’s Afterlife” at the National University of Singapore
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.
Robert Winstanley-Chesters’ analytic foray into the hinterland of the Byungjin Line and ‘Treasured Swords’ of a different timbre (possibly timber), combined and reworked into a single piece for the discerning autumn reader.
Historical data and published information on North Korea derived from deep research or possessed of an empirical focus does indeed exist. In this Yungusil post, Robert Winstanley-Chesters reviews the rich repository of sources available to researchers.