Posts Tagged ‘Kim Il Sung University’

Forecasting Breakthrough in DPRK-Japan Relations: Zhang Liangui

By | January 23, 2013

One heavyweight Chinese commentator predicts an extraordinary reversal of fortune for North Korea-Japan relations in 2013. Translation from the Chinese by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga.

Zhang Dejiang and the DPRK: Enter the Electronics Industrial Working Delegation

By | March 30, 2012

Even when rockets emblazoned with hangul are being trundled around the periphery, strange developments in domestic politics maintain a certain primacy. In an unusually precipitous public clash of swords between the Obama and Romney camps this past week, the subject of East Asia never arose once, in spite of the fact that the POTUS was […]

Lady Gaga Meets Tunnel Warfare: Chronicling Chinese Educational Experiences in Pyongyang

By | March 22, 2012

Transnational educational linkages take time to develop, and they require steady cultivation. After thirty years of such exchanges in the US-China relationship, students and faculty on both sides of the Pacific still find themselves confronting immense cultural and expectation gaps.  How one navigates (or celebrates) such divides, in large measure, determines the value of the […]

There Goes the Neighborhood? Zhang Dejiang, Chongqing, and Chinese-North Korean Relations

By | March 15, 2012

Sino-NK’s editors are on the move, fleeing North: Managing Editor Charles Kraus is in Toronto for the Association for Asian Studies conference, and Chief Editor Adam Cathcart is on assignment in the PRC’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region.  Goings-on in Beijing and further south in Chongqing, however, are at the heart of this Krausian missive.  — […]