Yongusil 76: Writing North Korean Social History in London

By | September 12, 2015

What happens when the “secretive state” produces more archives and published materials than one historian can handle? An unexpected abundance of views and research converge at SOAS.

Yongusil 75: Sino-NK and a New Academy of Korean Studies Grant

By | September 10, 2015

Three members of Sino-NK have been awarded a significant research grant to delve into connections and identities on and around the Korean peninsula.

Yongusil 74: From Dacia to Daejon, Korean Studies in Romania

By | September 08, 2015

Amongst the crumbling edifices of Ceausescu’s singular dictatorship, leading lights of Eastern European and world Korean studies met at the fourth KF Global E-school in Eurasia conference. Sino-NK was there.

Rationalizing Identity Change: An Interview with Emma Campbell

By | September 07, 2015

South Korean national identity is changing rapidly. In an exclusive interview with Emma Campbell, author of a recent article and forthcoming book on the subject, Steven Denney asks why.

Taiwan’s Collective Memory of Japan: Around the Horn

By | August 31, 2015

Collective memory of Japan’s imperial expansion in the first half of the 20th century differs from country to country. To be better understand how Japan is collectively remembered in Taiwan, Steven Denney goes “Around the Horn,” in new series of loose and informal but considered and knowledgeable scholarly interactions and engagements.

Unpacking Beijing’s “Sinocentric Narcissism” during the Loudspeaker Crisis

By | August 25, 2015

Sino-NK translates a key editorial about how recent events along the Korean DMZ might impact the Chinese-North Korean relationship.

Charismatic Politics: Kim Jong-suk’s Supporting Cast of Female Fighters

By | August 25, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Kim Jong-suk and the rest of North Korea’s revolutionary pantheon was a group of hitherto nameless fighters. With Women of Korea in hand, Robert Winstanley-Chesters inscribes the stories of their lives and extraordinary deaths.