Yongusil 57: BC Koh and North Korean Autonomies: Pacific Affairs Perspectives
This past December, the journal Pacific Affairs asked B.R. Myers, et al., to undertake a review of BC Koh’s classic 1965 paper “North Korea and its Quest for Autonomy.” The Yongusil considers the encounter.
Yongusil 56: Building Domain Consensus Through Narrative
The first Yongusil of 2015 encounters a reconceptualization of the bounds, nature, and possibility of “domain consensus” and its deployment in recent analysis of North Korea in the Review of Korean Studies.
Yongusil 47: Tailored Engagement, a Stanford Solution
A team of Stanford University scholars of Korea policy have made a plethora of suggestions to the ROK National Assembly. Sino-NK takes a critical look.
Yongusil 41: KCNA Watch, Reboot
For a number of years, the website NK News has been trying to monetize news about North Korea, traditionally an unattractive subject of inquiry. One key plank in their strategy is KCNAWatch, an aggregator and analyzer of North Korean media content. Sino-NK looks at a recent site upgrade.
Yongusil 24: “Pockets of Efficiency,” Taking a Developmental Approach to North Korea
Two intriguing Sino-NK related articles on North Korean developmental approach post-Jang have appeared in the venerable BAKS Papers. While one focuses on “pockets of efficiency” and the other on futurological possibility, both are fascinating.
Yongusil 22: Record Group 242
After reading Dr. Suzy Kim’s fascinating work, where exactly can one encounter the revolutionary everyday? Ben Young investigates primary source Record Group 242.
Yongusil 21: North Korean Review on the Unhasu Orchestra in Paris and the AP in Pyongyang
The Unhasu Orchestra has disappeared from North Korean cultural life. Adam Cathcart and Steven Denney explore that orchestra’s role (and that of the AP) in diplomacy within North Korea’s political repertoire, in a newly-published scholarly article for the North Korean Review.
Yongusil 18: Problemy Dalnego Vostoka–Russian Academy of Sciences (Far Eastern Branch)
This Yongusil journeys to Far Eastern Federal District for an illuminative exercise in the uncovering and utilization of marginalized resources and scholarship in the guise of Problemy Dalnego Vostoka.
Yongusil 10: Adam Cathcart interviews Blaine Harden in the Yonsei Journal of International Studies: “In Need of an Icon” (full version)
Brutality and autocracy seem to build industries against themselves in our contemporary age. Here the Yongusil presents Adam Cathcart’s interesting and engaging interview with the author of a potentially iconic text, one which will frame North Korea and Kimism in the public mind for many years, Blaine Harden author of “Escape from Camp 14.”