New Koguryo Research in Pyongyang, or, How to Revive a Historical Dispute on China’s National Day

It doesn’t take much skill at reading tea-leaves in Chinese or English to recognize that Kim Jong-un’s letter of congratulations to Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, and Zhang Dejiang on the PRC’s National Day fell far short of what, from a Chinese perspective, it should have been. Kim’s three brief sentences were newsworthy because he was ostensibly bed-ridden, but also because they indicated a lack of … Continue reading New Koguryo Research in Pyongyang, or, How to Revive a Historical Dispute on China’s National Day

Korea Resources

I have really been enjoying this particular knockdown of the PRC’s Northeast Asia Project, put together in the guise of a Korean/English lesson by the ROK Embassy in the United States.  (It opens as a webpage with embedded video; the link was buried in a One Free Korea post recently, which is how I became aware of it.)  How do we say “distortions of history” and … Continue reading Korea Resources