Recent Media Commentary on North Korea, and Chinese-North Korean Relations

With the apparent breakdown of Chinese-North Korean cultural diplomacy in December, North Korea’s testing of a purported hydrogen bomb in January, and a missile test and sanctions debate in February, the past three months have seen much media interest in Sino-North Korean relations, and of course North Korea generally. The following¬†citation information, and, in some cases, full quotes in context of my interviews with media … Continue reading Recent Media Commentary on North Korea, and Chinese-North Korean Relations

Moved to Leeds

As some readers may have noted, I have moved from my previous position at Queen’s University, Belfast, and am presently (and happily) lodged as a lecturer in history at the University of Leeds. ¬†My new faculty webpage at the University of Leeds is here. In due course, I will be uploading more course material and links to my courses at Leeds, which in 2013-14 include … Continue reading Moved to Leeds

New Cathcart Publication, or, the Book Review as a Four-on-One Fast Break

Yet another little-noticed publication from June 4, 2009 has emerged from Long Island: My review of Jeffrey Engel‘s edition of George H.W. Bush’s “China Diary” from 1974-1975 has emerged, and is also available from H-DIPLO as a gorgeous pdf. This was a tough review to write, in part, because three other distinguished reviewers were cooking up their own analyses concurrently under the watchful eye of … Continue reading New Cathcart Publication, or, the Book Review as a Four-on-One Fast Break