From the Sino-NK Archives (30) – 22.03.2015 – Footsteps and Deterritorializations: “And did those feet in ancient times…”

Whan that Apriil with his shoures soot The droghte of March hath perced to the roote… So priketh hem nature in hir corages; Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages…. – From the Middle English version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic, The Canterbury Tales Footsteps and Deterritorializations: “And did those feet in ancient times…” by Robert Winstanley-Chesters…Read more From the Sino-NK Archives (30) – 22.03.2015 – Footsteps and Deterritorializations: “And did those feet in ancient times…”

Rematerializing the Political Past: The Annual Schoolchildren’s March and North Korean Invented Traditions

Introduction “Whan that Apriil with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote… So priketh hem nature in hir corages; Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages…” (Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales – General Prologue, 1387/2005) Geoffrey Chaucer’s 15th century narrative of pilgrims en-route to Thomas a Beckett’s shrine at…Read more Rematerializing the Political Past: The Annual Schoolchildren’s March and North Korean Invented Traditions

Charisma in a Watery Frame: Narrative Topographies, Re and De-Territorialization and North Korea’s Northern Rivers

This is a pre-publication, pre-final edit and pre-copy setting and type setting version of this paper and is substantially different from the published version. Interested readers can find the final published version as an article in the Asian Perspective journal, Volume 40 (3): 393-414 http://journals.rienner.com/doi/pdf/10.5555/0258-9184-40.3.393 Charisma in a Watery Frame: North Korean Narrative Topographies and…Read more Charisma in a Watery Frame: Narrative Topographies, Re and De-Territorialization and North Korea’s Northern Rivers

New from RWC – From East, From West, The Red Flag Relay Comes

The Red Flag Relay Begins at Samjiyon : Image KCNA In a series of pieces for Sino-NK known as “…and did those feed in ancient times…” during 2015, this author examined in detail the narratological and political content and technique generated and suggested by what North Korea had described as the “250 Mile Schoolchildren’s march”.…Read more New from RWC – From East, From West, The Red Flag Relay Comes

From the Sino-NK Archives (31) – 09.04.2015 -The Crossings and Encounters of Kim Jong-suk: “And did those feet in ancient times…”

The house in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province that is said to be the birthplace of Kim Jong-suk. | Image: Foreign Languages Publishing House The Crossings and Encounters of Kim Jong-suk: “And did those feet in ancient times…” by Robert Winstanley-Chesters In early 2015, political pilgrimage assumed a prominent position in North Korean state media with the celebration…Read more From the Sino-NK Archives (31) – 09.04.2015 -The Crossings and Encounters of Kim Jong-suk: “And did those feet in ancient times…”

From the Sino-NK Archives (21) – 30.03.2014 – “The Theatre of Farm Fields:” Kim Jong-un on Subworkteam Leaders

Kim Jong-un applauds the Agricultural Subworkteam Leaders | Image: Rodong Sinmun “The Theatre of Farm Fields:” Kim Jong-un on Subworkteam Leaders by Robert Winstanley-Chesters Having directed his very first publication towards the subject of land management early in 2012, Kim Jong-un has emerged as quite the unlikely agricultural theorist. With the impending April anniversary of…Read more From the Sino-NK Archives (21) – 30.03.2014 – “The Theatre of Farm Fields:” Kim Jong-un on Subworkteam Leaders

Curriculum Vitae and Publications List

  Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters Qualifications:               — 2008 – 2013 University of Leeds, UK (School of Geography) – PhD Geography Thesis title: “Ideology and the Production of Landscape in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” — 2007 – 2008 University of Leeds, UK (School of Geography) – MA (Merit) — 1994 – 1998 University of Edinburgh,…Read more Curriculum Vitae and Publications List