Yongusil 61: Precarity and Neoliberal Normalization of Single Women in Korea

By | March 20, 2015

Professor Jesook Song talked about women’s precarity in post-revolutionary affect in South Korea during a book launch at the Workers’ Action Center in Toronto. Steven Denney summarizes.

Yongusil 60: Warsaw Calling – Contextualizing Korea at the Polish Academy of Sciences

By | March 16, 2015

Sino-NK goes east of the former iron curtain to recount a fascinating event curated by contributor Nicolas Levi at the Polish Academy of Sciences

Yongusil 59: Like a Slow-Moving Aircraft Carrier: Victor Cha’s Outlook on China’s North Korea Foreign Policy

By | March 07, 2015

Victor Cha, author of The Impossible State, has been on the lecture circuit with new thoughts on North Korea’s collapse. Sherri Ter Molen caught up with him at the University of Chicago’s Paulson Institute.

Yongusil 58: Benjamin Habib: Building a Literature of North Korean engagement with the UNFCCC

By | February 27, 2015

Following its minimal attendance at recent COP meetings of the UNFCCC, North Korea’s concerns and aspirations surrounding climate change are unclear. Benjamin Habib’s new article for Pacific Affairs seeks to determine causality and assess future intention.

Moscow vs. Vladivostok: Prospects for a Russia-North Korea Summit

By | February 23, 2015

Did Kim Jong-un already meet Xi Jinping in northeast China? And will the North Korean leader show up in Moscow this coming May? A guest voice assesses the potential.

Take a Ride on the @MoonRiver365: #Shigak no. 19

By | February 20, 2015

This issue of #Shigak gives a brief overview of the many domestic political changes that took place over a month-long period between mid-January and Valentine’s Day. Moon Jae-in’s election to opposition party chairperson and an ongoing debate over welfare are just a few of the issues addressed.