Quantifying Civilian Casualties in the Northeast during the Chinese Civil War
Did the CCP starve hundreds of thousands of civilians to death during the Chinese civil war? How can we find out? Adam Cathcart takes a magnifying glass to a popular contemporary claim.
Yongusil 97: On the Academic Misconduct of Charles Armstrong, and Sino-NK’s 2013 Roundtable
With the field of Korean Studies (hopefully) chastened by the exposure of Charles Armstrong’s misconduct, Sino-NK reflects on the case and our role in it.
Yongusil 87: The National Archives at Kew, London
Benjamin Eckton reflects on his experience at The National Arhives at Kew (Greater London) reading dispatches from British Foreign Correspondents stationed in Northeast Asia during the period of Japanese occupation.
Yongusil 79: Market Size and Geography in North Korea
A new SAIS report uses satellite imagery to measure North Korean market sizes as they have fluctuated over the past decade. Sino-NK goes into orbit behind the oculus, assessing gains and limitations of the data.
Yongusil 72: The End of Ethnic Nationalism? A Review
Change is afoot within the national conscious of the (South) Korean body politic. Sino-NK’s Steven Denney and Christopher Green review the latest piece of scholarship devoted to explaining the latest changes and variations in Korean nationhood and nationalism.
Yongusil 70: Korean Studies, the Copenhagen Interpretation, and BAKS Papers 16
The British Association of Korean Studies has released the 16th manifestation of its august journal, BAKS Papers. The Yongusil plants its eyes firmly on the pages.
Yongusil 65: Adam Cathcart on the Footprints of Legitimacy
Pyongyang’s narrative response to the ascension of Kim Jong-un has drawn deep and heavy upon the past, indicating a certain conservatism and “ideological retrenchment,” argues Adam Cathcart in a SOAS-AKS Working Paper in Korean Studies. Director of Research, Robert Winstanley-Chesters, reviews the paper.
Yongusil 63: Black Panthers and the Sun, Benjamin Young on North Korea and Anti-Colonialist connections
Director of Research, Robert Winstanley-Chesters, reviews Benjamin Young’s newly published piece in Japan Focus, “Juche in the United States: The Black Panther Party’s Relations with North Korea.”
Yongusil 58: Benjamin Habib: Building a Literature of North Korean engagement with the UNFCCC
Following its minimal attendance at recent COP meetings of the UNFCCC, North Korea’s concerns and aspirations surrounding climate change are unclear. Benjamin Habib’s new article for Pacific Affairs seeks to determine causality and assess future intention.