The new Institute for Korean Studies at the George Washington University recently hosted a workshop for young researchers, “New Frontiers in Korean Studies: Korea and the World.” 10 young scholars presented their work, each pursuing new directions in understanding Korean history, politics, and society.
A new working paper, “Shifting Hierarchy & Subordinate Sovereignty: The Carter-Reagan Transition and the US-South Korea Alliance” will be presented at a conference at the University of Texas on January 19-21. Author Clint Work explains more.
Markus Bell and the Sino-NK team review Korea-focused presentations from the Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEAS), hosted by the University of London’s SOAS from September 7-9.
On August 26, Steven Denney presents preliminary findings based on his survey research on the sources of national identity change in South Korea at the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) colloquium for overseas scholars studying Korea.
Yongusil 83: Narrative, Identity and Citizenship: How North Korean Defectors Shape Politics at “Home” and Abroad
In a panel at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference on the morning of Sunday, April 3, a small group of scholars will come together in an interdisciplinary conversation that seeks to elucidate the politics around North Korean defectors, examining their activities and the reception of their experiences on the Korean peninsula and globally.
Opportunities for comparison between Taiwan and South Korea abound. Many are salient, others rather less so than they first appear. Channeling insights from a recent event at the University of Toronto, Steven Denney investigates.
An audio recording of a recent Sino-NK workshop surveys reinterpretions of Chinese-Korean history and economic interaction in the borderland, using fieldwork, and an important new text as touchstones.
With Hyun Ok Park’s new book as a point of departure, Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green will assess the depth of interconnectivity between and among states, cities, ethnicities, and capital in the border region.
Amongst the crumbling edifices of Ceausescu’s singular dictatorship, leading lights of Eastern European and world Korean studies met at the fourth KF Global E-school in Eurasia conference. Sino-NK was there.
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.