North Korean Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 2011)

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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)

Suk Hi Kim, a professor of international finance, is the coordinator of finance and international business at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the editor of North Korean Review and the founding editor of Multinational Business Review. He lives in Plymouth, Michigan. Send editorial correspondence to Suk Kim, College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit MI 48221, tel (313) 993-1264, fax (313) 993-1673, (Other correspondence to McFarland.)

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Suk Kim
Format: softcover (7 x 10), back issue
Pages: 120
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2011
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

EDITOR’S COMMENTS (Suk Kim)      3


North Korea’s Denuclearization and a Peace Treaty (Anthony DiFilippo)      7

Is North Korea Putting All of the Eggs in One Basket? (Hyung-min Joo)      21

An Examination of China’s Treatment of North Korean Asylum Seekers (Russell Aldrich)      36

The Future of the Two Koreas: How to Build Peace on the Korean Peninsula (Dong-ho Han)      49

North Korea’s 2009 Currency Reform in the Context of National Narrative (Andray Abrahamian)      64

The Northeast Asian Energy Situation and the North Korean Factor (Suk Hi Kim, Junhua Jia, and Michael Whitty)      78


On the Politics of Exhibiting North Korean Art (David Shim)      87

North Korean Newsbriefs (Alzo David-West)      94

Book Reviews (Bernhard Seliger)      105

The University of Detroit Mercy      116

Call for Papers      118

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.