Author Archive

Yongusil 2: Cathcart and Green at EAHRNK, London on September 3rd

By | September 02, 2013

EAHRNK is a new North Korean human rights group based in London. On September 3 the group will hold its inaugural conference, and Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green will be there to speak about media representations of North Korea in Europe and South Korea.

Yongusil 1: Robert Winstanley-Chesters at the Royal Geographical Society on August 29

By | August 26, 2013

On Thursday, Robert Winstanley-Chesters will present and extend upon the findings of his doctoral research at a keynote and prestigious event in the field of Geography, the RGS-IBG International Annual Conference.

Getting Better Every Day: Sino-NK Website Upgrade

By | August 23, 2013

Just like you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs, so you can’t bring a wealth of great content to your readers without revamping your website. In other words, Sino-NK is going under the knife.

Challenges to Reform in North Korea: Structure, Agency and the Constitution of the Selectorate

By | July 22, 2013

Have the reported changes in policy or new media flows rebalanced the North Korean state and society in an observable way? In a paper from the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of the Yonsei Journal of International Studies, James Burt uses Giddens’ Structuration Theory to refocus the lens on the Juche’s relationship to agents and structures.

Symbolic Truth: Epic, Legends, and the Making of the Baekdusan Generals

By | May 17, 2013

Yonsei University PhD candidate Benoit Berthelier shows that myth in the DPRK not only elevates the position of the three Kim leaders in succession, but implicates individual Koreans into the myth and binds them closer with every retelling.

Introducing the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Issue 1

By | April 15, 2013

Sino-NK rolls out issue one of the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Sourcing the Chinese-North Korean Border, with a preface by former British Chargé d’Affaires to the DPRK, James Hoare. Edited by Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green.

[Sino-NK Exclusive] North Korea Through the Lankov Prism: Welcome to “The Real North Korea”

By | April 13, 2013

A Sino-NK exclusive cornucopia of perspectives on Dr. Andrei Lankov’s forthcoming book, The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia.

China-North Korea Dossier No. 4: Focus on Chinese Ambassador Liu Hongcai

By | April 06, 2013

Nick Miller’s comprehensive look at Chinese diplomatic interactions with North Korea from 2010-2012 sheds new light on the role of Ambassador Liu Hongcai.

A New Focus on Inter-Korean Relations: Twelve Policy Recommendations for Park Geun-hye

By | February 24, 2013

Jang Jin-sung offers policy wisdom to coincide with the February 25th inauguration of South Korea’s new president, Ms. Park Geun-hye.