Posts Tagged ‘Pyongyang’

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.

Soft Power on a Hardened Path: On DPRK Musical Performance

By | August 02, 2012

SinoNK Performing Arts Analyst Jimin Lee compares the Moranbong Band debut to the performative politics of a missile launch. Intro by Adam Cathcart.

Visual Representations of North Korea: Harm or Benefit?

By | July 09, 2012

Jimin Lee looks into satirical artistic treatments and cinematic depictions of the DPRK.

Upstaging Dystopia: Adam Johnson and Suk-Young Kim on North Korea’s Performance Culture

By | May 08, 2012

Along with some fine displays of military bravura and a notable speech by the new North Korean leader-commissar (before he retired to enjoy a smoke), April was a month during which foreigners shone their bright talents as entertainers for the Pyongyang elite.  Now those musicians and jugglers and PLA singers (no true jesters were allowed, […]

Ambassadeurs chinois en Corée du Nord: Sizing Up Chinese Ambassadors in Pyongyang

By | April 12, 2012

With the speed of events these past few days overtaking the ability to cover all the necessary ground, we here at SinoNK.com are endeavoring to spread the figurative battlefield further, in the hopes of finally outflanking the topic of Chinese-North Korean relations in this cruel month. Today’s post reprises the last two Chinese ambassadors to […]

North Korea’s Cha-Cha Dance with the U.S.A

By | April 03, 2012

Jimin Lee is the SinoNK.com Analyst for Performing Arts. While Lee has already looked at North Korea’s cultural diplomacy with China and France, today Lee’s gaze turns toward a perennial enemy of the DPRK, the United States. – Charles Kraus, Managing Editor North Korea’s Cha-Cha Dance with the U.S.A by Jimin Lee The Washington Post […]

Pyongyang’s Take on the Beijing Model of Development: KCNA Files No. 11 and 12

By | March 28, 2012

Click here to view KNCA File No. 11 (Feb 19 – Feb 25) in its entirety.   Click here to view KCNA File No. 12 (Feb 26 – March 3) in its entirety. Does Africa need a Marshall Plan?  Western analysts nod in agreement.  Developmental economists argue that significant investment in African business and infrastructure is necessary to get Africa on […]

Foundations (2): Kim Jong Il on Inheritance

By | January 06, 2012

Preface: Although a handful of more orthodox PRC intellectuals have remotely encouraged him to make his mark in print, Kim Jong Un has virtually no paper trail to speak of.  Analysts, however, are fortunate to have access to a huge body of work by his two predecessors.  If one thing has been made clear since […]

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