Author Archive

Hunger, Ethnic Affinity, and Exodus: Jaeeun Kim on Chinese Koreans during the Great Leap Forward

By | October 24, 2022

To what extent did Chinese Koreans in Yanbian in the 1950s and 60s turn to North Korea out of necessity?

Telegraphing Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: South Korea and the Xi Jinping Factor

By | October 01, 2022

In light of the war in Ukraine, Sino-NK rounds up a range of academic papers, reports, and think pieces on Xi Jinping and Taiwan, with special interest in South Korean perspectives.

The Red Genetics of Yanbian: New Research on Party Policy and Chosunjok Identity

By | July 08, 2022

How pivotal was Deng Xiaoping’s legacy for ethnic Koreans in China? Adam Cathcart reads some recent scholarship and Chinese materials to find out.

Trade Tremors and Citizen Controls in Dandong

By | June 19, 2022

Parts of China’s main hub for trade with North Korea remain locked down. Sino-NK takes a look at some of the recent data.

Discovering Patriotic History near China’s Korean Border

By | June 17, 2022

What happens when the CCP locates debris from the World War II era in China’s northeastern border region? Patriotic education and reflections on a useable past.

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.

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.