South Korean Identity: The Return of Ethnic Exclusivism?
It is both necessary and interesting to take regular snapshots of identity. South Korea just did so. The “Korean identity survey” was conducted for the third time in 2015, and the results have now been published. Steven Denney parses the data.
Yongusil 86: AKS Colloquium and Sources of Identity Change in South Korea
On August 26, Steven Denney presents preliminary findings based on his survey research on the sources of national identity change in South Korea at the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) colloquium for overseas scholars studying Korea.
Dong-A Ilbo Sees Minjoo Party at a Crossroads
The Minjoo Party is at a crossroads, argues the Dong-A Ilbo. The paper recently published an editorial outlining what is at stake in the ongoing main opposition party leadership race. Steven Denney translates.
North Korean Nationalism: Lessons from Pyongyang
What is North Korean nationalism? Is it the same as the South Korean variant? In a new essay, Steven Denney pauses to reflect on a recent trip to the DPRK, and considers the answers to both of these questions.
That Which Divides Us: Filibusters, Security Bills, and the NIS
This week, the Minjoo Party used a parliamentary veto — the filibuster — to stall voting on a controversial anti-terrorism bill. Steven Denney examines the process by which the bill was nearly brought to a vote, and looks at polling data on what people thought of the opposition tactic.
Yongusil 82: Not So Hellish After All
Courting the French audience, Steven Denney published an article in the journal Korea Analysis about popular memes used to express a sense of political and socioeconomic frustration in South Korea. Here we recap his findings.
Yongusil 81: From Taipei to Seoul, The Wisdom of Comparison
Opportunities for comparison between Taiwan and South Korea abound. Many are salient, others rather less so than they first appear. Channeling insights from a recent event at the University of Toronto, Steven Denney investigates.
Bringing Generational Analysis Back In? An Interview with Shelley Rigger
Shelley Rigger, professor of political science at Davidson College, discusses the methodological value of generational analysis for the study of values, political attitudes, and social identities.
Talking About the Unconscious: Interview with Professor Hyun Ok Park
Sino-NK interviews the author of a protean and provocative new book on transnational Korea.