Resources

Yongusil 22: Record Group 242

By | December 18, 2013

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

By | December 13, 2013

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)

By | November 21, 2013

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)

By | October 12, 2013

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.”

Yongusil 9: Treasured Swords under the Byungjin Line: a Trilogy

By | October 08, 2013

Robert Winstanley-Chesters’ analytic foray into the hinterland of the Byungjin Line and ‘Treasured Swords’ of a different timbre (possibly timber), combined and reworked into a single piece for the discerning autumn reader.

Yongusil 5: Full Interview with Tom Morrison

By | September 16, 2013

Extended interviews with academics, analysts and technical specialists with real experience of institutional and developmental environments in North Korea are rare beasts indeed. This summer we were honored here at Sino-NK to post the following fascinating and deep interview with the renowned agronomist Tom Morrison. Our economics analyst Matthew Bates (who also works as petroleum […]

China-North Korea Dossier No. 4: Focus on Chinese Ambassador Liu Hongcai

By | April 06, 2013

Nick Miller’s comprehensive look at Chinese diplomatic interactions with North Korea from 2010-2012 sheds new light on the role of Ambassador Liu Hongcai.