Posts Tagged ‘Manchurian guerilla experience’

Yongusil 12: “War of Words” at Leiden University: Lines of Flight in North Korean Narratology

By | October 15, 2013

In the second of our considerations of Remco Breuker’s “War of Words” ERC funded project at Leiden University, Robert Winstanley-Chesters comments on the flattening of historical space time in North Korea and the geist of Manchuria within.

Charismatic Environs: From Local Landscape to National Landschaft

By | September 05, 2013

As this sweeping essay illustrates, Kim Jong-un’s obsession with turf and landscape, far from being gratuitous, is in fact part of the North Korean leadership’s art of imbuing the very land of the DPRK with charismatic qualities.

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 […]

O Kuk Ryol: The Old Guard Never Dies

By | February 01, 2012

A generation of North Korean leaders came of age in the 1930s and 1940s, and the bonds and relationships which  had developed among them during this time — that is, during the Manchurian guerrilla experience and the subsequent North Korean revolution —  shaped political developments in Kim Il Sung’s DPRK.  Apart from the highly relevant […]