Day: June 25, 2011

“Tibehtalaš” and Harnessing the Flood-Gates of Ethno-Nationalism: Hydroelectric versus Indigenous Power.

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Cultural Politics / East Asian modernity / Environmental Politics in East Asia / EU-East Asia relations / Tibet

In keeping with our interest in Tibetan issues on this blog, I am glad to bring you another guest post by Kristiana Henderson of Pacific Lutheran University.   Here’s some more Tsampa for thought, especially since there’s even more to this story than meets the eye.  Which story? As Xinhua put it on March 28: Tibet has released the “Opinions on Accelerating Tibet’s Water Infrastructure Reforms and Development,” and will attempt to double its average […]

A Note on North Koreans on the Road

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Cultural Politics / North Korea

The North Korean women’s soccer team is in Dresden (a couple of hours from my present location) and has beaten the English team 3-0. As the Suddeutscher Zeitung noted a few days ago, although the German government is paying all of the DPRK team’s expenses, and a great deal was made about the cultural exchange benefits of the North Koreans being in Germany, the team (as well as the men’s team, which is also in […]

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My Publications / Sino-North Korean relations

I have had a pleasant few days in Berlin corresponding with the editors at MIT Press and Harvard in getting my new article primed for publication. Please be on the lookout for it: Adam Cathcart and Charles Kraus, “The Bonds of Brotherhood: New Evidence of Sino-North Korean Exchanges, 1950-1954,” Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 13, No. 3 (2011): 27-51.  Preliminary copies can be obtained from the authors. As I wrote in an intro to the […]