Abstract

Abstract:

In this article, I address North Korea both in its latent stage and the reframing of its early political narratives to support the function and authority of its current government. These narratives of nationalistic and political struggle expand across geographic boundaries and are also bound by them—hence my focus on the Tumen River. Secondarily, I consider the reframing of riverine spaces within the terrain of Pyongyang’s contemporary politics, and recent examples of reenactment for commemorative purposes of historically and politically important crossings of North Korea’s northern rivers. Together, these analytic elements suggest the key position of rivers in both the bounding and unbounding of North Korean history, politics, ideology, and nationhood.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2288-2871
Print ISSN
0258-9184
Pages
pp. 393-414
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-22
Open Access
No
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