Yongusil 68: Divided Visions, United Vistas: Afforestation and the Visual Production of Politics in the Yushin Era
Sino-NK’s Director of Research, Dr. Robert Winstanley-Chesters, and Sino-NK’s Social Media Coordinator, Sherri Ter Molen, have been channeling the work of Heonik Kwon and Clifford Geertz on theatric and performative practices in their comparative work on North and South Korea. This Yongusil documents their work this year.
Yongusil 67: Footprints of the Dead and the Utility of Returns: Recent Works from the KEI Academic Paper Series
This Yongusil recounts the footsteps of Sino-NK contributors into Washington, DC, and the august academic paper and seminar series of the Korean Economic Institute.
The Association of Asian Studies annual conference surely must be the largest gathering of Asia focused academics in the United States, if not globally. Traditionally it is also a nexus for Koreanists, so naturally three members of Sino-NK were there.
The Comparative Politics Student Group (CPSG) and the Centre for the Study of Korea at the University of Toronto hosted a workshop on the latest work on contentious politics in both Koreas. Members of the Sino-NK team and professors from the University of Toronto participated.
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.
Sino-NK goes east of the former iron curtain to recount a fascinating event curated by contributor Nicolas Levi at the Polish Academy of Sciences
Yongusil 59: Like a Slow-Moving Aircraft Carrier: Victor Cha’s Outlook on China’s North Korea Foreign Policy
Victor Cha, author of The Impossible State, has been on the lecture circuit with new thoughts on North Korea’s collapse. Sherri Ter Molen caught up with him at the University of Chicago’s Paulson Institute.
Placing Asian and Korean border spaces in a wider context, Sino-NK reviews the recent Asian Borderland Research Network conference at the City University of Hong Kong.
The British Association of Korean Studies held its semi-annual conference in the defiantly industrial steel city of Sheffield recently. Sino-NK was there to encounter ruptures and parallels.