Did Kim Il-sung’s nationalism force the Chinese out of North Korea in the 1950s, or was it an agreed strategy meant to bolster anti-US propaganda? This post reviews new data on a pivotal moment in Chinese-North Korean relations.
The role of the shadow economy in North Korean social change is a contested question, one taken up in a new paper for Europe-Asia Studies. Here, the author summarizes his findings for Sino-NK.
In an exciting new Yongusil, Christina Kim steps up to introduce a slice of the emerging networks and relations along the border of North Korea and China. This Yongusil is based on Kim’s work in Dandong with Kang Ju-won.
Yongusil 83: Narrative, Identity and Citizenship: How North Korean Defectors Shape Politics at “Home” and Abroad
In a panel at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference on the morning of Sunday, April 3, a small group of scholars will come together in an interdisciplinary conversation that seeks to elucidate the politics around North Korean defectors, examining their activities and the reception of their experiences on the Korean peninsula and globally.
Courting the French audience, Steven Denney published an article in the journal Korea Analysis about popular memes used to express a sense of political and socioeconomic frustration in South Korea. Here we recap his findings.
Opportunities for comparison between Taiwan and South Korea abound. Many are salient, others rather less so than they first appear. Channeling insights from a recent event at the University of Toronto, Steven Denney investigates.
Seoul National University geographer Bae-Gyoon Park challenges the validity of the developmental state thesis in a recent paper on the Masan Free Export Zone. Park recapitulated his findings at an event hosted at the University of Toronto. Daniel Park recaps his presentation.
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.