Journal of Korean Studies, volume 13

Between 1979 and 1992, the Journal of Korean Studies became a leading academic forum for the publication of innovative in-depth research on Korea. Now under the editorial guidance of Gi-Wook Shin and John Duncan, this journal continues to be dedicated to quality articles, in all disciplines, on a broad range of topics concerning Korea, both historical and contemporary.

This edition's contents are as follows:


  1. "Peripheral Influence: The Sinuiju Student Incident of 1945 and the Impact of Soviet Occupation in North Korea" by Adam Cathcart and Charles Kraus
  2. "The Martyr Syndrome: North Korean Literature in the later 1990s to 2000s" by Tatiana Gabroussenko
  3. "Pak Ch’anghwa and the Hwarang segi Manuscripts" by Richard D. McBride II
  4. "The Chinese Ancestors in a Korean Descent Group’s Genealogies" by Kenneth R. Robinson

Book reviews

  1. Domesticating the Dharma: Buddhist Cults and the Hwaom Synthesis in Silla Korea by Richard D. McBride II. Reviewed by Jörg Plassen
  2. 20th Century Korean Art by Youngna Kim, and Modern Korean Ink Painting by Chung Hyung-Min Chung. Reviewed by Frank Hoffmann
  3. Beyond Birth: Social Status in the Emergence of Modern Korea by Kyung Moon Hwang. Reviewed by Gari Ledyard
  4. The Making of Minjung: Democracy and the Politics of Representation in South Korea by Namhee Lee. Reviewed by Kirk W. Larsen
  5. Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea by Keith Pratt, and A Concise History of Korea: From the Neolithic Period through the Nineteenth Century by Michael J. Seth. Reviewed by James B. Lewis