Author profile: Heonik Kwon

Heonik Kwon is professorial Senior Research Fellow in Social Anthropology at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and has conducted fieldwork in Russian Siberia, central Vietnam and, more recently, in Korea. Currently he is directing an international project supported by the Academy of Korean Studies, which investigates the contemporary history of the Korean War in local and global contexts. His latest works include The Other Cold War (2010) and North Korea: Beyond Charismatic Politics (2012, co-authored).

North Korea’s New Legacy Politics

Heonik Kwon • May 16 2013 • Articles

North Korea’s future depends on how creatively it brings its sovereign heritage before the 1970s to the fore, and on how it can leave the past legacy politics of 1994–2011 behind.


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