North Korean Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 2013)

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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: 114
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2013
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editor’s Comments (Suk Hi Kim) 3


Human Rights and Refugee Status of the North Korean Diaspora (Jin Woong Kang) 4

Business Risk and Ethics in Prospective Emerging Markets: The Case of Sports Sponsorship in North Korea (Sven Horak) 18

North Korea’s Cultural Diplomacy in the Early Kim Jong-un Era (Adam Cathcart and Steven Denney) 29

Future Development Assistance to North Korea Through the Establishment of Multi-Donor Trust Funds (Jong-Woon Lee and Hyoungsoo Zang) 43

From Pre–to Post-Famine: Trends in Underweight Among North Korean Children, 1987–2012 (Daniel Schwekendiek) 59

The Evolution of Financial Sanctions on North Korea (Daniel Wertz) 69

China’s Policy Toward North Korea Under the Xi Jinping Leadership (Hong Nack Kim) 83

The Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions Against a Nuclear North Korea (Suk Hi Kim and Mario Martin-Hermosillo) 99


Call for Papers and Style Guide 111

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.