Yongusil 53: A World of Koreanists in Hawaii
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
“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
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
Byul Ryan-im, Sino-NK’s Junior Fellow for 2013-2014, temporarily relinquishes the Admiralty barricades for a discussion with Justice Michael Kirby.
Yongusil 49: Korean Nexus at the University of Central Lancashire
Launches of new Korean Studies institutions and academic programs in the United Kingdom are an extremely rare event. Sino-NK marks the arrival of the University of Central Lancashire’s Institute of Korean Studies, under the guidance of Professor Hazel Smith.
Yongusil 48: Korean Studies Graduate Conference 2014 at St. Petersburg State University
Korean scholarship on the banks of the Neva river has been ongoing for the best part of 150 years, and the Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention in Europe 2015 sought to continue the tradition. This Yongusil explores the exceptional contributions from Jerome de Wit, Andrew Jackson and others.
Yongusil 46: Exit, Voice, and Plurality in Leiden
Last week, seven elite exiles from North Korea made a splash at Leiden University in the Netherlands, delivering a damning indictment of the role of the Party Organization and Guidance Department in the country’s extensive system of repression. Sino-NK was there en masse.
Yongusil 45: PRC Power Consolidation, the Korean War, and the “Cold Front” of Historical Research in Hong Kong
In a conference which took place on September 15-16 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an array of new scholarship was presented which indicated the scope and depth of the Chinese Communist Party’s power consolidation during the Korean War. Sino-NK’s own Adam Cathcart presented his work alongside several up-and-coming students and established scholars.
Yongusil 44: Engaging DPRK at Harvard University
Several Sino-NK staff played important roles at this engagement-focussed conference in Boston, which also included contributions from Scott Snyder, Bradley Babson, and Fredrick Carriere.