Sino-NK 2013 Rewind: Sepho and the “Quiet Charisma” of Grassland Reclamation

By | December 06, 2013

Robert Winstanley-Chesters kicks off our month of analytical consideration and review, the Sino-NK 2013 Rewind, analysing developmental approach in North Korea during 2013 and the “quiet charisma” of Sepho’s grasslands.

Kim Jong-un and the Songun Retrenchment: A Quintessential Equation

By | November 30, 2013

Sino-NK is a 2013-2014 grantee of the Seoul-based Academy of Korean Studies. In this, the first part of an expansive funded research project, the research team looks at the ideological framework of North Korean statecraft: Songun.

Armilliara and Sunshine: From Kim Jong-il’s Fungal Diplomacy to the Mushroom Institute of Pyongyang

By | November 22, 2013

Robert Winstanley-Chesters follows the trail of North Korean charismatic politics deep into the developmental realm, from fungus’ place under the Sunshine policy to the recently rebuilt Central Mushroom Institute.

Outward Migration Flows in the Event of Regime Collapse: an Interview with Dr. Go Myong-hyun

By | October 22, 2013

In the event of regime collapse in North Korea, where would North Korean refugees go? How many would there be? Following the “North Korea Conference” at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Darcie Draudt caught up with Asan Institute research fellow Dr. Go Myong-hyun for answers to these questions and more.

Yongusil 3: Sino-NK at JEAS, Nottingham on September 5th

By | September 04, 2013

Sino-NK debuts as a panel organizer as Dr. Adam Cathcart, Dr. Robert Winstanley-Chesters and Christopher Green meet in Nottingham for a panel at the prestigious JEAS Conference. The subject? “Redefining North Korea.”

“Patriotism Begins from Love of Courtyard:” Sepho and the Scaling of the Environmental

By | August 06, 2013

No one covers North Korea’s expressions of the “Byungjin line” with more panache than Robert Winstanley-Chesters, who examines the role of families and local neighborhood units in cultivating North Korean legitimacy.

Exit the Dragon: Sino-NK’s Roundtable on 2012 Reads

By | February 16, 2013

The editorial team discusses the most stimulating reads and debates of lunar year 2012, the Year of the Dragon.

Red Box, Blue Box, Green Box: Arguing against Institutional Pluralism

By | February 08, 2013

Christopher Green examines the durability, and the deficiencies, of the “post-totalitarian” thesis for the DPRK, and furthers the quest for a developmental understanding of North Korea.