SOAS Library has recently subscribed to the archival document collection U.S. Intelligence on Asia (1945-1991) from Brill Online Primary Resources. This resource is available to all Library users on-site. SOAS staff and students can also access this off-site via their institutional login. The resource can be accessed through the Library’s A-Z databases. Click here to go to the appropriate page of the index, and then scroll through the list of
The UN Report containing the findings of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was published yesterday. The report documents in great detail the wide-ranging array of crimes against humanity allegedly being committed in the country. “The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world,” it states. The Commission will formally
The British Library is currently trialling NK News (North Korea News). From 13th January to 12th February 2014 users onsite in British Library reading rooms will be able to access the site from BL computer terminals. User feedback is welcomed and will be used to determine the business case for taking out a subscription to the site, so get yourselves down there if you are interested! Further information can be found
A great court painter of 18th-century Korean : the art of Kim Hong-do / Oh Ju-seok ; [translated by Lim Seon-young, Yang Ji-hyun ; revised by Mark S. Turnoy]. Archives, museums and collecting practices in the modern Arab world / [edited] by Sonja Mejcher-Atassi and John Pedro Schwartz. Archaeological theory today / edited by Ian Hodder. Embellished reality : Indian painted photographs : towards a transcultural history of photography /
Paths toward the modern fiscal state : England, Japan, and China / Wenkai He. Battleground Telangana : chronicle of an agitation / Kingshuk Nag. Chinese foreign policy : an introduction / Marc Lanteigne. Peacemaker : twenty years of inter-Korean relations and the North Korean nuclear issue : a memoir / by Lim Dong-won. North Korea in transition : politics, economy, and society / edited by Kyung-Ae Park and Scott Snyder.
Reproduced with permission from LSE’s Heather Dawson’s excellent “social science sites of the week” email- a round up of new and interesting news for Social Scientists. Thanks Heather! Amnesty international annual review of the Death Penalty. The Amnesty international annual review of the Death Penalty was released this week. See which country executed the most people. The site also has images and video content. Also useful is the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty which