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.
The 7th World Congress of Korean Studies was held at the University of Hawaii, Manoa’s East West Center. Sino-NK was there, presenting and listening to the latest in empirical output from the world of Korean Studies.
“The Afterlives of the Korean War,” a symposium hosted by the Centre for the Study of Korea at the University of Toronto, hosted a number of scholars whose work falls outside the normal remit of scholarship on the Korean War and its consequences. Steven Denney writes about the significance of alternative perspectives.
Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns, Rumsfeldian cliché or truism for North Korean analysis. Following the thickets of the 1st World Congress on North Korean Studies perhaps it is time to just start knowing.
Byul Ryan-im, Sino-NK’s Junior Fellow for 2013-2014, temporarily relinquishes the Admiralty barricades for a discussion with Justice Michael Kirby.