Korea

Organized Panel Session

(66) North Korea and the World: Transnational Movement of Academia, Technology, Festivity, and Investment

3/23/2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Madison A, Mezzanine Level

This panel focuses on the ways in which North Korea has related to the world from the 1950s to the present. It considers North Korea’s history and culture in the transnational context. Although North Korea is often considered to be a state isolated from the rest of the world, in its 70-year history it has had relationships with other countries in its own ways. Recent studies on North Korea have sought to situate North Korea within the world by using interdisciplinary approaches. This panel aims to contribute to this recent perspective. Concentrating on the interaction between North Korea and the world, each presenter in this panel unpacks the less-illuminated history of North Korea from the transnational perspective. Elli Kim explores the agency of North Korean intellectuals within the global socialist political structure during the 1950s and 1960s. Focusing on the global circuit of technology, Eunsung Cho examines the process by which the so-called “Juche fiber,” vinalon, came into existence from the colonial period to the 1960s. Thomas Stock discusses the social impact of the World Festival of Youth and Students, which was held in Pyongyang in 1989, in particular drawing from the relevant materials from East Germany. Lastly, Henri Feron probes North Korea’s way of engaging the world by comparing North Korean and Chinese legal reforms relating to foreign investment.

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Eunsung Cho

Columbia University, New York

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Robert M. Oppenheim

University of Texas at Austin, Texas

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Elli Kim

University of Southern California, California

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Eunsung Cho

Columbia University, New York

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Henri Feron

Columbia University, New York

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Cheehyung Kim

University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Hawaii

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