Posts Tagged ‘Kim Il Song’
Kim Jong-un has asserted that “the ideological and spiritual qualities of our agricultural working people have been transformed remarkably.” Robert Winstanley-Chesters investigates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The April 15 speech, analyzed […]