Author Archive

Yongusil 9: Treasured Swords under the Byungjin Line: a Trilogy

By | October 08, 2013

Robert Winstanley-Chesters’ analytic foray into the hinterland of the Byungjin Line and ‘Treasured Swords’ of a different timbre (possibly timber), combined and reworked into a single piece for the discerning autumn reader.

A Roundtable Review of Charles Armstrong’s Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 (updated)

By | October 03, 2013

What does Sino-NK think about the history of the DPRK? Collect a myriad of opinions and perspectives in Sino-NK’s roundtable review of Charles Armstrong’s latest book, Tryanny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. Introduction by Benjamin R. Young.

Benoit Symposium: From Pyongyang to Mars: Sci-fi, Genre, and Literary Value in North Korea

By | September 25, 2013

History and the past are subjects close to North Korea’s institutional and cultural heart, but what about cultural expressions of the potential future. In this essay, Benoit Berthelier explores the science fiction output of Pyongyang.

Benoit Symposium: Practice and Praxis of Cultural Production in North Korea: A Virtual Symposium on Production, Authorship, and Tone

By | September 25, 2013

A scholar at INALCO (Institute National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) in Paris, Benoit Berthelier has joined Dr. Robert Winstanley-Chesters to co-edit an expansive virtual symposium on aesthetic and cultural production in North Korea. To start things off, Berthelier offers an opening salvo in what promises to be a splendid ride.

Crossing into New Territories: Sino-NK’s New Home

By | September 17, 2013

Sino-NK takes a big leap in the field of digital humanities as it rolls out its new website. With the transition comes a redesigned interface and a new layout bettered suited for both our writers and our readers!

Yongusil 6: Navigating the JPRS/DTIC/FBIS Archive

By | September 16, 2013

Welcome to External| Following on from coverage of events and presentations by Sino-NK affiliates and access to collated elements of past output, the third key string to the Yongusil bow is the External or External Publications area. “publications” for its purposes are loosely defined; however, “external” is not. This author remembers the start of his […]

Yongusil 5: Full Interview with Tom Morrison

By | September 16, 2013

Extended interviews with academics, analysts and technical specialists with real experience of institutional and developmental environments in North Korea are rare beasts indeed. This summer we were honored here at Sino-NK to post the following fascinating and deep interview with the renowned agronomist Tom Morrison. Our economics analyst Matthew Bates (who also works as petroleum […]

Yongusil 4: Lifting the Fog, British Embassy Seoul, September 16

By | September 12, 2013

Next Monday, Daily NK presents a brand new academic forum, which brings together Professor Andrei Lankov, Curtis Melvin and Sino-NK Co-editor Christopher Green at the British Embassy in Seoul to discuss “digital transformation.”

Yongusil 3: Sino-NK at JEAS, Nottingham on September 5th

By | September 04, 2013

Sino-NK debuts as a panel organizer as Dr. Adam Cathcart, Dr. Robert Winstanley-Chesters and Christopher Green meet in Nottingham for a panel at the prestigious JEAS Conference. The subject? “Redefining North Korea.”