Events

Yongusil 64: Sino-NK, AAS, and the Windy City

By | April 01, 2015

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.

Yongusil 62: Contentious Politics on the Korean Peninsula, a Workshop at the University of Toronto

By | March 24, 2015

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.

Yongusil 61: Precarity and Neoliberal Normalization of Single Women in Korea

By | March 20, 2015

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.

Yongusil 60: Warsaw Calling – Contextualizing Korea at the Polish Academy of Sciences

By | March 16, 2015

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

By | March 07, 2015

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.

Yongusil 55: Asymmetries and Activation at the Asian Borderlands Research Network

By | December 13, 2014

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.

Yongusil 54: Northern Parallelisms at the British Association of Korean Studies

By | November 28, 2014

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.

Yongusil 53: A World of Koreanists in Hawaii

By | November 11, 2014

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.

Yongusil 52: Afterlives and Critical Histories at the University of Toronto

By | November 03, 2014

“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.

Yongusil 51: WCNKS, Seoul–Thinking, Remembering, Forgetting… Dreaming

By | October 31, 2014

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.

Yongusil 50: A Cause for Optimism–Michael Kirby in Hong Kong

By | October 26, 2014

Byul Ryan-im, Sino-NK’s Junior Fellow for 2013-2014, temporarily relinquishes the Admiralty barricades for a discussion with Justice Michael Kirby.