Bringing Generational Analysis Back In? An Interview with Shelley Rigger
Shelley Rigger, professor of political science at Davidson College, discusses the methodological value of generational analysis for the study of values, political attitudes, and social identities.
Talking About the Unconscious: Interview with Professor Hyun Ok Park
Sino-NK interviews the author of a protean and provocative new book on transnational Korea.
Rationalizing Identity Change: An Interview with Emma Campbell
South Korean national identity is changing rapidly. In an exclusive interview with Emma Campbell, author of a recent article and forthcoming book on the subject, Steven Denney asks why.
Taiwan’s Collective Memory of Japan: Around the Horn
Collective memory of Japan’s imperial expansion in the first half of the 20th century differs from country to country. To be better understand how Japan is collectively remembered in Taiwan, Steven Denney goes “Around the Horn,” in new series of loose and informal but considered and knowledgeable scholarly interactions and engagements.
The Economics of Identity Change in South Korea
A demographic revolution has brought about manifold economic and political changes in South Korea over the last few decades, and might even be changing the way South Koreans think about the “nation.” Steven Denney reviews some of the relevant literature and talks with an agent of social change.
All You Need Is Love? Shin Eun-mi’s Interview with OhMyNews.com
Shin Eun-mi, who was recently deported from South Korea for making “pro-North Korea” remarks, was interviewed in 2012 by OhMyNews about her trips to North Korea and what they meant for her. Her answers are illustrative. Steven Denney translates.
Chosun Ilbo Surveys 100 North Koreans
The results of a recent survey conducted by Chosun Ilbo of visa-holding North Koreans in the Sino-North Korean borderlands offer a rare, if imperfect, glimpse of domestic public opinion in the DPRK. Christopher Green analyzes the findings.
Defectors, Nukes, Unification, and the Jang Song-taek Effect: Zhang Liangui Interview
One of China’s top DPRK experts opens up about his personal experiences with repatriating North Korean defectors, thoughts about nuclear war, Korean reunification, and the impact of Chinese public opinion on the CCP’s North Korea policy. Emile Dirks translates.
Through Frosted Glass: Zhang Liangui on China’s DPRK Intel and the Purge of Jang Song-taek
In the second part of an extensive interview, Zhang Liangui discusses the DPRK leadership, the North Korean domestic political landscape, and the genealogical roots of the Kim dynasty. Emile Dirks translates.