War by Other Means: South Korea’s Textbook Battlefield
The Ministry of Education plans to (re)implement a state-run textbook production system. Representatives from both the ruling and opposition parties use a recent parliamentary review session into the situation to verbally assault the other side’s position on the issue.
Rationalizing Identity Change: An Interview with Emma Campbell
South Korean national identity is changing rapidly. In an exclusive interview with Emma Campbell, author of a recent article and forthcoming book on the subject, Steven Denney asks why.
Taiwan’s Collective Memory of Japan: Around the Horn
Collective memory of Japan’s imperial expansion in the first half of the 20th century differs from country to country. To be better understand how Japan is collectively remembered in Taiwan, Steven Denney goes “Around the Horn,” in new series of loose and informal but considered and knowledgeable scholarly interactions and engagements.
Yongusil 72: The End of Ethnic Nationalism? A Review
Change is afoot within the national conscious of the (South) Korean body politic. Sino-NK’s Steven Denney and Christopher Green review the latest piece of scholarship devoted to explaining the latest changes and variations in Korean nationhood and nationalism.
The Economics of Identity Change in South Korea
A demographic revolution has brought about manifold economic and political changes in South Korea over the last few decades, and might even be changing the way South Koreans think about the “nation.” Steven Denney reviews some of the relevant literature and talks with an agent of social change.
Grist to the Mill of South Korea’s Changing Values
Like everything else in South Korea, attitudes and values are undergoing change. Steven Denney contextualizes and translates.
South Korea as (Sub)Empire: Workers, Immigration, and Racialized Hierarchy
Survey data reported in a recent segment of “Exploration Plus” at JTBC show that most South Koreans are not exactly comfortable with all foreigners in the country. Steven Denney translates and analyzes.
Yongusil 61: Precarity and Neoliberal Normalization of Single Women in Korea
Professor Jesook Song talked about women’s precarity in post-revolutionary affect in South Korea during a book launch at the Workers’ Action Center in Toronto. Steven Denney summarizes.
No Love for Welfare in South Korea
South Koreans support welfare retrenchment if it means resolving the country’s financial woes, a recent Real Meter poll finds. However, they are also apt to support more taxes on corporations. Steven Denney translates.