Benjamin Joinau’s conceptual review of mythic and monolithic city spaces of Pyongyang produces an categorical twin. Rural charisma meets urban glory in a key work of psychogeographic imagination.
Looking behind around and behind much of the sound and fury of current analysis of North Korea, In Pyongyang presents the first of a vital series of recorded interviews with more long term and considered engagers of North Korea. The first features Sweden’s initial Charge d’Affaires to Pyongyang, and author Erik Cornell.
The University of Toronto’s Comparative Politics Student Group (CPSG) on East Asia, in collaboration with other University of Toronto-based groups, host an Academic Exchange seminar at the Munk School of Global Affairs entitled “Polities in Motion: Power Transfers, Institutional Change and Everyday Politics in East Asia.” Participants include many from the Sino-NK community.
Yongusil 14: “War of Words” at Leiden University: Manchuria and Historiography in Modern South Korea
The last in our triology focused on Professor Remco Breuker’s “War of Words” project at the University of Leiden, Steven Denney considers the bounds and binding of Manchuria/Manchukuo to current South Korean politics.
In the second of our considerations of Remco Breuker’s “War of Words” ERC funded project at Leiden University, Robert Winstanley-Chesters comments on the flattening of historical space time in North Korea and the geist of Manchuria within.
Professor Remco Breuker and Leiden University’s “War of Words” project is considered in the first of three posts from the Yongusil. Adam Cathcart considers Manchuria’s place in Chinese narratology.
Yongusil 8 reminds the researcher, reader and analyzer of a once popular now forlorn, yet still useful research tool for mining the KCNA archives
Historical data and published information on North Korea derived from deep research or possessed of an empirical focus does indeed exist. In this Yungusil post, Robert Winstanley-Chesters reviews the rich repository of sources available to researchers.