North Korean Review, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 2016)

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About the Book

North Korean Review is the first academic journal in North America or Europe to focus exclusively on North Korea. The purpose of NKR is to provide readers with an improved understanding of the country’s complexities and the threat it presents to global stability.
International and interdisciplinary, NKR is a refereed journal published twice a year. Topics include culture, history, economics, business, religion, politics and international relations, among others.
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About the Author(s)

Yongho Kim is the director of the Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies and a professor in the Political Science and International Studies Department at Yonsei University.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Yongho Kim
Format: softcover (7 x 10), back issue
Pages: 116
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2016
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Managing Editor’s Comments (Lonnie Edge) 3


Nutrition and Health in North Korea: What’s New, What’s Changed and Why It Matters (Hazel Smith) 7

Between Politics and Economics in Seoul’s North Korea Policy (Kevin Gray) 35

War Politics, Visuality and Governmentality in South Korea (Henry Em) 51

China’s Nuclear-Armed Proxy—North Korea: Hostile Surrogacies and Rational Security Adjustments (Shepherd Iverson) 66

Special Features

Time to Think Outside the Box: A Proposal to Achieve Denuclearization by Prioritizing the China–DPRK Relationship (Lyle J. Goldstein) 82

Commentary Essays

North Korea’s Fourth Nuclear Test: More Bark … and More Bite? (Andrew O’Neil) 101

Looking Past the Saber Rattling of Pyongyang’s Fourth Nuclear Test (Liang Tuang Nah) 107

Book Reviews 112

Call for Papers and Style Guide 114

Book Reviews & Awards

“Has played a defining role in the field of North Korean studies…recommend[ed] that most academic and public libraries subscribe in order to provide relevant information about Northeast Asian peace and economic prosperity.”—Library Journal.