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North Korea’s China Connection: Documenting Transnational Cadre Ties during the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1949

By | July 15, 2012

North Korea’s China Connection: Documenting Transnational Cadre Ties during the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1949 by Charles Kraus The history of Chinese-North Korean relations has been dominated by the largest personalities. While it is easy to understand why Kim Il Sung and Mao Zedong have loomed large over the historiography, this tendency to focus on “the […]

Reappraising Chinese-Korean Relations in the Wake of June 25

By | June 24, 2012

Reappraising Chinese-Korean Relations in the Wake of June 25 by Charles Kraus In anticipation of the upcoming 62nd anniversary of June 25, a  date which is commonly known as the “start” of the Korean War, the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) prepared for release the translation of 34 Chinese documents from Zhou Enlai’s Manuscripts since […]

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 […]

Lady Gaga Meets Tunnel Warfare: Chronicling Chinese Educational Experiences in Pyongyang

By | March 22, 2012

Transnational educational linkages take time to develop, and they require steady cultivation. After thirty years of such exchanges in the US-China relationship, students and faculty on both sides of the Pacific still find themselves confronting immense cultural and expectation gaps.  How one navigates (or celebrates) such divides, in large measure, determines the value of the […]