Sino-NK’s Director of Research captures and evaluates the Koreanist scholarship presented at last month’s Association of Asian Studies annual meeting in Philadelphia.
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.