What’s coming up this month on Sinologistical Violoncellist, among other things:
1) Arnaud Vaulerin, “Japan. Disparu de la Guerre Froide [Japan: Disappeared in the Cold War],” Liberation, 11 March 2009. –An interview with the parents of Megumi Yokota and a look at Japan’s culture of commemoration.
2)Philippe Pons, “Enquête: Deux héroïnes très contestées [Investigation: two very controversial heroines], Le Monde, 9 September 2009. — An investigation of Euna Lee and Laura Ling’s cross-border excursion and arrest by North Korean troops. Not necessarily any bombshells within it, but potentially an important part of the record. And Philippe Pons is a badass in any case.
3) 朴成局 , “平壤有进行反体制活动的2人乐队: 网友赞成反对论“是朝鲜人”VS“是脱北者或韩国人 [Park Songju, “Pyongyang Has Action by a Reactionary 2-Man Music Band],” Daily NK Chinese, 25 January 2009.
4) Han Young Jin, “1 Platoon of Border Guards Escape North Korea,” correction of bad Daily NK translation from the Chinese with important implications for those who assert North Korean troops move freely in the PRC borderlands.
5) Kim Yong Hun, “More North Korean Agents Dispatched to China,” correction of bad Daily NK translation from the Chinese.
French cello music — Video of Saint-Saens warm-ups and exhortations available here.
With my Contemporary Japan class
Of my forthcoming academic essays
Fired up and ready to go