North Korean Review, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2021)

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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. Back issues are available to individuals $30 and to institutions for $75, and are subject to availability. On our website, the individual price is the default. Institutions interested in purchasing back issues may order online (we will bill you the difference in price), contact your subscription agent, or contact McFarland at 800-253-2187 or

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: 137
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2021
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Managing Editor’s Comments (Lonnie Edge) 3

Issue Articles

Between Market Socialism and the New Man: Cuban and North Korean Economic Discourse in the 1960s (Moe Taylor) 7

City Profile of Pyongyang 3.0: Inside Out (Pavel P. Em, Peter Ward, Jelena Prokopljevic, Liudmila V. Zakharova and Alek Sigley) 30

Staying the Course: Denuclearization and Path Dependence in the U.S.’s North Korea Policy (Kimberly Peh and Soul Park) 57

“This Is Iran, Not North Korea”: Conflicting Images of the DPRK in Iranian Public Discourse (Balázs Szalontai) 79

Essays, Notes and Commentaries

Aid to North Korea: A Survey of Open Source Data (Becky Christofferson and Stephan Haggard) 96

In Quest of “the North Korean Human”: Reza Amirkhani in the Wonderland (Hossein Nazari) 109

Yanggak Island Discs: Seeing and Hearing North Korea Through Eight Songs (Peter Moody and James Banfill) 121

Book Reviews 131

Call for Papers and Style Guide 135

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.