Posts Tagged ‘Kim Il Song’

“The Theatre of Farm Fields:” Kim Jong-un and the Subworkteam Leaders

By | March 30, 2014

Kim Jong-un has asserted that “the ideological and spiritual qualities of our agricultural working people have been transformed remarkably.” Robert Winstanley-Chesters investigates.

Raising a Fierce Wind: Back to the Future in the New Year’s Message

By | January 14, 2014

The 2014 New Year’s Address leaned heavily upon a classic work of land management. On the brink of its 50th anniversary, Kim Il-sung’s “Rural Theses” seems set to inform much that goes on in North Korea this year, and not just in the agricultural sector. Robert Winstanley-Chesters investigates via the adapted preface to his debut monograph.

History and Revolution: An Interview with Dr. Suzy Kim

By | December 16, 2013

Steven Denney speaks with Dr. Suzy Kim (Rutgers University) about the DPRK’s tangled origins, the impact of Bruce Cumings, and her new book: Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950.

Treasured Swords Finale: Abandoning a Developmental Paradigm at the Sixth Party Congress

By | July 06, 2013

Why did North Korea decline in the 1980s? And what are the historical roots of today’s “Byungjin line” resounding from Pyongyang? In the final installment of his framework-expanding trilogy, Sino-NK’s voluble environmental analyst explains.

The Kim Han-Sol Interview: Connecting the Dots

By | November 03, 2012

In the second part of the “SinoNK Han-sol Interview Debate,” Roger Cavazos presents his interpretation of the Kim Han-sol interview, providing readers with an alternative perspective on the young man’s words.

In My Father’s House There Are Many Bunkers: Assessing the Kim Jong Un Speech

By | May 13, 2012

Kim Jong Un’s pre-centennial speech to the WPK, admonishing the functionaries to hold his grandfather and father — now the eternal General Secretary of the WPK — in high esteem, occurred in what are anything but thriving times.  In North Korea, such behavior is the continuation of an old tradition.[1]  The April 15 speech, analyzed […]

Between Yan’an and Pyongyang: The Case of Choe Chang-Ik

By | April 25, 2012

In navigating what is often a purposefully non-transparent alliance, history can be a useful guide to understanding the mechanics of the relationship between China and North Korea, and in some cases, the complex feelings of obligation and betrayal. At SinoNK.com, we  endeavor to document the historical connections between the Chinese Communist Party and North Korea, as […]

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