Posts Tagged ‘Hyesan’

Before the Collapse: The Micro-foundations of Marketization in North Korea

By | May 27, 2014

Much Korean-language research about North Korea goes unread in the English-speaking world. In an effort to bridge the divide and make us all whole, Peter Ward embarks on a series of review essays dealing with key Korean research into marketization. The first piece looks at the surprising role of markets in the Kim Il-sung period.

Back to the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Issue 2

By | February 14, 2014

Sino-NK presents issue two of the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Sourcing the Chinese-North Korean Border, with a preface by former British Chargé d’Affaires to the DPRK James Hoare. Edited by Christopher Green.

Yuanization Writ Large: Daily NK Confirms the Rush to RMB

By | April 19, 2013

Christopher Green talks through data points indicating North Korea continues its inexorable slide toward Chinese currency usage.

Introducing the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Issue 1

By | April 15, 2013

Sino-NK rolls out issue one of the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Sourcing the Chinese-North Korean Border, with a preface by former British Chargé d’Affaires to the DPRK, James Hoare. Edited by Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green.

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.

Delegations Galore: Signs of a Continuing Rift in Sino-NK Relations

By | May 20, 2012

Delegations Galore: Signs of a Continuing Rift in Sino-NK Relations by Brian Gleason Although China and North Korea have maintained strong bilateral ties for decades, North Korea’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons, advanced missile systems and “satellite launches” has continued to take its toll on the relationship. In the aftermath of North Korea’s failed rocket […]

Mayday: North Korean Internal Security Delegation in China

By | May 09, 2012

Nick Miller is on his way to the Korea Economic Institute for the summer. Fittingly, questions of mobility and structure are a preoccupation of the present post. — Adam Cathcart, Chief Editor Mayday: North Korean Internal Security Delegation in China by Nick Miller North Korea Leadership Watch recently reported that a delegation from the DPRK […]

Links for July 26, 2010

By | July 26, 2010

North Korean Bluster National Defense Commission is in the driver’s seat in Pyongyang with another explicit nuclear threat http://tinyurl.com/25qmf66 Pyongyang alleges US is openly talking about “preemptive nuclear strike” on North Korea http://tinyurl.com/33qzn9w The Cheonan effect: war preparations centralize power in the Nat’l Defense Commission//NK much directly threatens nuclear retaliation for US-ROK drill in this […]