Modern Korean History News

HAPP Digital Archive Wins the 2013 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History

Nov 05, 2013
“Digital Archive: International History Declassified,” has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History from the American Historical Association.

North Korea and the 2018 Olympic Games

Sep 05, 2013
North Korea recently hinted that it would be interested in co-hosting the 2018 Olympics with Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though the organizing committee for Pyeongchang rejected the idea as unrealistic, the North’s proposal is not without precedent, as documents obtained by the North Korea International Documentation Project demonstrate.

Woodrow Wilson Center and Korean National Assembly Sign MoU

Aug 02, 2013
On Thursday, August 1st, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean National Assembly to promote collaboration, joint activities, and exchange of scholars.

NKIDP Releases New Collection of Documents on Korean War Armistice

Jul 26, 2013
Sixty years ago this week, the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, with neither side legitimately able to claim outright victory. NKIDP has released a collection of Russian, Chinese, and Polish documents on the armistice negotiations which span the nearly two-year period of talks.

Donga Daily Carries Profile of NKIDP Coordinator James Person

Jun 03, 2013
Donga Daily recently carried a profile of NKIDP Coordinator James Person, highlighting Person's research on the origins and evolution of North Korea’s Juche ideology as well as the recent work of NKIDP.

NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner Publishes on Sino-North Korean Relations in The Diplomat

May 31, 2013
NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner writes in The Diplomat that policymakers need to "recognize that China’s influence on Pyongyang is much more limited than conventional wisdom holds."

Database on Inter-Korean Relations

Apr 15, 2013
Using fresh and policy-relevant historical data, the Database on Inter-Korean Relations informs and supports current and future efforts to reunify peacefully the Korean Peninsula and achieve reconciliation in post-unification Korea.

North Korea warned foreigners during Pueblo crisis, too

Apr 08, 2013
North Korea’s recent warnings to diplomats and foreigners living in Pyongyang that their safety cannot be guaranteed because of the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula are not unprecedented. Documents obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) reveal that North Korea has issued similar warnings during past crises in Korea.

North Korea's Brinkmanship in Historical Perspective

Apr 05, 2013
A newly assembled collection of documents from the former communist world provides a historical record of North Korea's policies of brinkmanship and military adventurism.