Review: Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys In Between by Ed Pulford

By | May 12, 2022

Across the length and breadth of the Sino-Russian border, Ed Pulford discusses continuity and change in this oft-overlooked corner of the world, providing insight on the state of relations between these two countries in years -past and decades to come.

Frozen Spring: Sino-Korean Diplomacy in 2022

By | May 07, 2022

Will 2022 bring more extensive diplomacy between China and the Koreas, or a new round of disputes and disconnections? This short essay reviews the terrain.

Review: The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War by Monica Kim

By | May 05, 2022

Interrogation documents, Cold War loyalties, and Japanese Americans vs. North Koreans — moments from Monica Kim’s book and insights into her expansive vision of the Korean War.

Plagues & Peoples in Korea, II: Behold! A New World Is Before Our Eyes

By | December 13, 2021

Christopher Richardson explores the social and political consequences of the Spanish Flu pandemic for Korea as the March 1st Movement erupts, and tracks the journeys of three doctors en route to their places in Korean history and revolutionary mythology.

A Model(led) Minority: Socioeconomics Transforming Korean Diasporic Identities in China, Japan, and Germany

By | November 19, 2021

Casting a comparative lens, Victor de Valk explores the distinctive role of socioeconomics in transforming diasporic identities across three countries.

Plagues & Peoples in Korea, I: The Visitation

By | November 01, 2021

Christopher Richardson returns to Sino-NK with the first of a timely and exciting new series on how the Spanish Flu ravaged Korea during the tumultuous early 20th century. Worth considering as we watch next steps in the COVID pandemic.

Yongusil 103: Explaining S. Koreans’ Support of Nuclear Acquisition

By | October 18, 2021

Lauren Sukin explains the results of her research experiments, suggesting that US security guarantees extended to Seoul can backfire, leading to increased support for South Korea going nuclear.

North Korea and Coronavirus: International Relations and Local Data from Dandong

By | September 21, 2021

Adam Cathcart reads some local public health data point from Dandong, and in the process surveys the vaccination landscape faced by a highly reluctant North Korea.

Yongusil 102: Borderland Readings of Note

By | September 10, 2021

Adam Cathcart returns to the pages of Sino-NK with a timely overview of some of the more intriguing and recent scholarly contributions on the Sino-Korean border region.

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