Study and scholarship focused on North Korea necessarily moves through a historical hinterland. A key panel at this years’ Association of Asian Studies Conference examined the buried, semi-hidden narratives revealed in Record Group 242, the Captured Documents Collection at the US National Archives.
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) recently published a report by Sheena Greitens on North Korea’s illicit business activities. The report expounds on much of Greitens’ earlier work, drawing upon interview material, translations, and the latest in the literature, including work by Sino-NK.
Yonho Kim’s report for the USKI on Koryolink and Orascom’s joint-venture reveals some of the institutional negotiation its customers engage in order to utilize and access its service. From technical work arounds to a hidden customer base, Darcie Draught reviews this intriguing glimpse at consumer life in North Korea.
Steven Denney, utilizing WVS surveys and political socialization theory, addresses cultural change in a Post-Industrial South Korea at the 17th Harvard East Asian Studies Conference.
Sino-NK’s first Junior Fellow Byul Ryan-im describes a recent encounter between a former Celtic tiger and the potentialities offered by the Korean Peninsula at Trinity College Dublin’s EURKOREA 2013 event.
Yongusil 19 looks back to the first half of 2013 and Brian Gleason, Darcie Draudt and Steven Denneys’ appearance at the ASAN Plenum, rising star of the ROK’s think tank ecosystem.
Yongusil 17: One Dream, Three Nations: Adam Cathcart on “Double Defectors” at the 2013 Korea-UK Forum on the Peaceful Unification of Korea
Following ROK President Park Geun-hye’s succesful and unifying visit to London and Buckingham Palace, our Editor in Chief Adam Cathcart appears in London at the 2013 Korea-UK Forum on the Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula.
Yongusil 16: Conceptual Transfer and the Nordic Model–Robert Winstanley-Chesters at the Nordic NIAS Conference
Robert Winstanley-Chesters heads for the border spaces of southern Jyyland and the 7th NIAS Nordic Council to deliver a paper focused on the transfer of environmental concepts between Europe and North Korea
The travails of the recent re-emerged Moranbong Band and the Unhasu Orchestra have been hot news recently, an apposite time therefore for Sherri L Ter-Molen’s appearance in East Lancing, Michigan where she will consider the Moranbong’s cultural acceptability in North America.