Posts Tagged ‘human rights’

Yongusil 10: Adam Cathcart interviews Blaine Harden in the Yonsei Journal of International Studies: “In Need of an Icon” (full version)

By | October 12, 2013

Brutality and autocracy seem to build industries against themselves in our contemporary age. Here the Yongusil presents Adam Cathcart’s interesting and engaging interview with the author of a potentially iconic text, one which will frame North Korea and Kimism in the public mind for many years, Blaine Harden author of “Escape from Camp 14.”

Yongusil 2: Cathcart and Green at EAHRNK, London on September 3rd

By | September 02, 2013

EAHRNK is a new North Korean human rights group based in London. On September 3 the group will hold its inaugural conference, and Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green will be there to speak about media representations of North Korea in Europe and South Korea.

Prostitution, Abortion, and ‘Flower Girls’: Women in Hyesan

By | August 02, 2012

A look at the politics of reproduction and sexuality in Hyesan, North Korea’s fourth largest city, a gray metropolis which sprawls along the banks of the shallow Yalu river across from the Chinese city of Changbai.

Torture and “Public Security”: Kim Young-hwan’s Captivity and Sino-ROK Relations

By | August 01, 2012

Brian Gleason deconstructs the case of one man whose treatment in captivity in Dandong dwells in an unpleasant recess in the façade of Sino-North Korean security cooperation. Intro by Adam Cathcart.

Visual Representations of North Korea: Harm or Benefit?

By | July 09, 2012

Jimin Lee looks into satirical artistic treatments and cinematic depictions of the DPRK.

The DPRK Endures International Heat and a Cold November: Human Rights Issues in Sino-NK Dossier #3

By | May 17, 2012

In March 2012, Chinese media appeared to conclusively break the dam when it comes to open acknowledgement of the problem of North Korean refugees in China. Brian Gleason previews and contextualizes tensions which emerged on the refugee issue last fall.

France and North Korea: Odd Partners

By | May 03, 2012

When Charles de Gaulle’s government shocked the West in 1964 by recognizing Maoist China, a French trend of difference — particularly when it comes to East Asia — with its neighbors and the United States was emphasized.  Today, even as France is locked in a domestic struggle for the angry rural voter and “neither advancing […]

“A Litmus Test for Separating Patriots from Traitors”: Rodong Sinmun in Translation

By | February 06, 2012

At SinoNK.com, our Monday morning analysis focuses on the great competition of the past week, namely, the rhetorical attacks on and by state media in both North Korea and the PRC.  The Chinese state media has been fighting off critiques of its support of the Assad regime at the United Nations and, moreover, remains embroiled in […]