Recapping a few interesting papers and presentations I heard at a recent Cold War conference in Changchun. Continue reading Cold War Conference in Changchun
A recently unearthed conversation with veteran independence activist Kim Gu (Kim Koo) provides new details on how leaders in southern Korea saw North Korea in 1948 and their predictions about the likelihood of a war in Korea. Continue reading Kim Gu on Reunification and War, 1948
The roughly 50,000 Overseas Chinese in North Korea (朝鲜华侨 Chaoxian Huaqiao) were figuratively walled off from the rest of Korean society, even insulated from important political campaigns such as land reform (1946). Rather than absorption, the nascent North Korean state sought to preserve the separate identity of the Overseas Chinese, even granting them their own private schools. Continue reading The Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1953
I just received page proofs for an article I am publishing this month in Limes, an Italian geopolitical magazine. My article is appearing in a special issue specifically on nuclear weapons organized by Leopoldo Nuti. Continue reading Bomba O Morte! New Publication on the History of Nuclear Weapons in Korea
In anticipation of the upcoming 62nd anniversary of the “start” of the Korean War, the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) released translations of 34 Chinese documents from Zhou Enlai’s Manuscripts since the Founding of the PRC. Continue reading NKIDP Publication: “Zhou Enlai and China’s Response to the Korean War”
On Friday April 6, 2012, I will be presenting a paper at the first annual Johns Hopkins SAIS Asia Conference. The title of my paper is, “Mutual Dependence in Sino-North Korean Relations: Evidence from the Chinese Civil War and the Korean War.” Continue reading Conference Presentation in Washington, D.C.