Featured Essays

Plagues & Peoples in Korea, II: Behold! A New World Is Before Our Eyes

By | December 13, 2021

Christopher Richardson explores the social and political consequences of the Spanish Flu pandemic for Korea as the March 1st Movement erupts, and tracks the journeys of three doctors en route to their places in Korean history and revolutionary mythology.

Plagues & Peoples in Korea, I: The Visitation

By | November 01, 2021

Christopher Richardson returns to Sino-NK with the first of a timely and exciting new series on how the Spanish Flu ravaged Korea during the tumultuous early 20th century. Worth considering as we watch next steps in the COVID pandemic.

Brazil and Mexico’s Relations with North Korea

By | September 24, 2020

Sino-NK has looked at the roots of Brazil’s engagement with the Korean War armistice, with a nod to the 50,000 Koreans resident in the country. In this essay, Anthony Rinna looks back to 2017, when Brazil and Mexico showed a notable contrast in their approaches to the DPRK.

COVID-19 in North Korea: A Mirror into the Soul of the South

By | March 19, 2020

An outbreak of COVID-19 in North Korea may, indeed, become the ending point of greater cooperation between the two Koreas for the time being, but the two Koreas were arguably never really that close in the first place. Robert Lauler explains.