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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 7: Woodrow Wilson Center Archive

By | September 20, 2013

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.

Yongusil 1: Robert Winstanley-Chesters at the Royal Geographical Society on August 29

By | August 26, 2013

On Thursday, Robert Winstanley-Chesters will present and extend upon the findings of his doctoral research at a keynote and prestigious event in the field of Geography, the RGS-IBG International Annual Conference.

Editor’s Note: Oxford-Seoul Nexus–Sino-NK at Engage Korea and Asan Plenum

By | June 12, 2013

Scholarship and debate are at the core of the Sino-NK enterprise. Sabine van Ameijden, the group’s Research Coordinator, brings out several abstracts given by our writers at recent conferences.

Salvaging a Misstep? Vice Marshal Choe Ryong-hae in Beijing

By | June 05, 2013

V.Mar Choe Ryong-hae managed to press the CPC flesh in Beijing just before the Xi-Obama summit in California at the end of this week. Following on from his timely May 23 analysis of Choe’s trip as it was happening, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga analyzes the fallout.

Skiing in Choppy Waters: North Korea Lays Out the Pyeongchang Hustle

By | May 28, 2013

The North Korean Army is building a ski resort at Masik Pass. Christopher Green explains the significance and possible reasons behind North Korea’s decision to “go for the gold.”

Packaged and Controlled by the Masculine State: Moranbong Band and Gender in New Chosun-Style Performance

By and | May 03, 2013

Darcie Draudt and Jimin Lee provide analysis of the Moranbong Band, plowing into the debate over gender, reform, and the future of North Korea.