Posts Tagged ‘Yanbian’
A Roundtable Review of Hyun Ok Park’s The Capitalist Unconscious: From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea
Capital — it’s what lies beneath, argues sociologist Hyun Ok Park in her new transnational history of Korea. Meeting Park’s hefty tome head on, a Toronto-based historian and the Sino-NK team consider the work’s main claim, along with a number of thematic tributaries.
Just across the border from North Korea, water issues around private vegetable plots are causing friction among local residents and government officials. Adam Cathcart translates.
If China begins to see itself as the primary victim of North Korea’s nuclear research, then a more confrontational approach toward Pyongyang becomes possible, reveals a new translation by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga.
Cleaning the House Before Inviting Guests In: SinoNK.com Events and Developments in April and Beyond
Editors on the Move // On Friday, April 27, SinoNK.com’s chief editor, Adam Cathcart, will be speaking at Leiden University: Managing Editor Charles Kraus presented research from the same co-authored project at Johns Hopkins University SAIS on April 6, 2012. Assistant Editor Steven Denney will be attending the 2012 Asan Plenum from April 25-27 at […]
With the publication of the most successful revised dissertation in recent memory, Patrick McEachern’s Inside the Red Box, institutionally-oriented analyses are back in vogue when it comes to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. However, the weight and activities of some personalities still matter very much more than others in the DPRK, and Nicolas Levi’s […]
Chico Harlan, the Washington Post correspondent in Seoul, spent some time this past November in a “nuclear ghost town” on the northeast coast of Japan. (A narrated video of his journey is available here, well worth the short advertisment that precedes it.) On January 6, Harlan reported on how rumors in Seoul of a North […]
Along the frontier between North Korea’s North Hamgyong province and the PRC’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region, journalists, according to Chosun Ilbo, have been encountered problems with Chinese police. Not so for Jeremy Page of the Wall Street Journal, who files a report which, amid all the other often completely baseless bloviating about rumors in Pyongyang, […]
Since the death of Kim Jong Il, very little reporting has been done from or about Yanbian, the Korean Autonomous Prefecture on the border with the DPRK’s poorest and most restive province, North Hamgyong. This post is an initial effort to fill the gap. Yanbian in the “Social Management” Discourse — Jin Yongmo [金永默], the Party […]