Publications

Single-author and edited books and journals

Co-editor-in-chief with Theodore Hughes, Journal of Korean Studies (July 2016 – present)

 The Koreas (London: Routledge, 2007; second edition, 2014)

Editor, Journal of Korean Studies vol. 18, no. 2 (October 2013), special thematic issue: “The End of War? The Korean Armistice after Sixty Years”

Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950 – 1992 (Cornell University Press, 2013), winner of the 2014 John King Fairbank Prize of the American Historical Association

Puk Chosŏn Tansaeng, Korean translation of The North Korean Revolution, 1945 – 1950 (Seoul:      Booksea, 2006)

Co-editor with Gilbert Rozman, Samuel S. Kim and Stephen Kotkin, Korea at the Center: Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006)

The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003)

Editor, Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy, and the State (Routledge, 2002; second edition, 2006)

Co-editor with Kathleen Newland, Millennium: Journal of International Studies volume 40 (1989)

Articles in refereed journals

“Socialist Postmodernism: Conceptual and Comparative Analysis of Recent Representative Architecture in Pyongyang, Astana and Ashgabat, 1989 – 2014” (with Jelena Prokoplevic), Tiempo Devorada vol. 2, no. 2 (July 2015)

“Sino-American Negotiations on Korea and Kissinger’s UN Diplomacy” (with John B. Kotch), Cold War History vol. 15, no. 1 (February 2015)

“Development and Directions of Korean Studies in the United States,” Journal of Contemporary Korean Studies vol. 1, no. 1 (January 2015)

“Illusions of Autonomy and the Autonomy of Illusions,” Pacific Affairs vol. 87, no. 4 (December 2014)

“Can the Korean Princelings Make Progress?” Current History, September 2013

“Une autre Corée,” Revue des Deux Mondes, March 2012

“The Korean Peninsula on the Verge,” Current History, September 2011

“Trends in the Study of North Korea,” Journal of Asian Studies vol. 70, no. 2 (June 2011)

“Contesting the Peninsula,” New Left Review no. 51 (May – June 2008)

“North Korea Takes on the World,” Current History, September 2007

“Inter-Korean Relations in Historical Perspective,” International Journal of Korean Unification Studies vol. 14, no. 2 (December 2005)

“Familism, Socialism and Political Religion in North Korea,” Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions vol. 6, no. 3 (December 2005)

“‘Fraternal Socialism’: The International Reconstruction of North Korea, 1953-1962,” Cold War History vol. 5, no. 2 (May 2005)

“U.S. – North Korean Relations,” Asian Perspective vol. 28, no. 4 (December 2004)

“The Cultural Cold War in Korea,” Journal of Asian Studies vol. 62, no. 1 (February 2003)

“The Origins of North Korean Cinema: Art and Propaganda in the Democratic People’s Republic,” Acta Koreana vol. 5 no. 1 (January 2002)

“America’s Korea, Korea’s Vietnam,” Critical Asian Studies vol. 33, no. 3 (December 2001)

“North Korean Cultural Formation,” [in Korean] North Korean Studies vol. 2, no.1 (Spring 1999)

“Surveillance and Punishment in Post-Liberation North Korea,” positions, east asia cultures critique vol. 3, no. 3 (Winter 1996)

“Centering the Periphery: Manchurian Exile(s) and the North Korean State,” Korean Studies no. 19 (June 1995)

“South Korea’s ‘Northern Policy’,” Pacific Review vol. 3, no. 1 (Spring 1990)

Book chapters

“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” in Bruce Cumings, ed. Cambridge History of Modern Korea vol. 2 (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

“Korean Communism,” in Sophie Quinn-Judge, ed. Cambridge History of Communism vol. 2 (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

“Political Religion,” in Konrad Jarusch, ed. Handbook of Mass Dictatorship, Volume 1: Projects (New York: Palgrave, 2016)

“North Korea and the Education of Desire:  Totalitarianism, Everyday Life, and the Making of Post-Colonial Subjectivity,” in Dennis Galvan and Alf Luedtke, eds. Collusion and Evasion: Everyday Life in 20th-Century Mass Dictatorships (New York: Palgrave, 2015)

“An Unfinished Project: Challenges and Struggles of Korea to Become a Modern Sovereign Nation-State,” in Jong-Chul Park and Jeong-Ho Roh, eds. Law and Policy on Korean Unification: Analysis and Implications (Seoul: Korea Institute for National Unification, 2015)

“1989 and the Korean Peninsula,” in Matthias Middel, ed. 1989 in a Global Perspective (Leipzig: Leipziger Universitaetsverlag, 2015)

“Ideological Introversion and Regime Survival: North Korea’s ‘Our-Style Socialism,’” in Martin Dmitrov, ed. Why Communism Didn’t Collapse: Understanding Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

“The Role and Influence of Ideology,” in Kyung-Ae Park and Scott Snyder, eds. North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy and Society (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012)

“Sino-Korean Border Relations,” in Bruce A. Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, and Clive Schofield, eds. Beijing’s Power and China’s Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2012)

“State Building and Economic Failure in North Korea,” in S. C. M. Paine, ed. Nation Building, State Building, and Economic Development: Case Studies and Comparisons (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2009)

“North Korea’s South Korea Policy: Tactical Change, Strategic Consistency,” in David Kang and Sung Chull Kim, eds. Engagement with North Korea: A Viable Alternative (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009)

“Socialism, Sovereignty and the North Korean Exception,” in Sonia Ryang, ed. North Korea: Toward a Better Understanding (Lexington Books, 2009)

“Doubly Forgotten: Korea’s Vietnam War and the Revival of Memory,” in Sheila Miyoshi Jager and Rana Mitter (eds.), Ruptured Histories: War, Memory, and the Post-Cold War in Asia (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007)

“US-North Korean Relations,” in John Feffer, ed. The Future of US-Korean Relations: Imbalance of Power (London: Routledge, 2006)

Co-author with Stephen Kotkin, “A Socialist Regional Order in Northeast Asia after World War II,” in Charles K. Armstrong et al eds. Korea at the Center: Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006)

“Inter-Korean Relations: A North Korean Perspective,” in Samuel S. Kim, ed. Inter-Korean Relations: Problems and Prospects (New York: Palgrave, 2004)

“Contemporary History in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” in Hanguksa Hakhoe, ed. Hanguksa yŏngu pangbŏpŭi saeroun mosaek [New Perspectives on Korean Historiography] (Seoul: Hanguksahakhoe, 20003)

“The Origins, Nature, and Development of the North Korean State,” in Samuel S. Kim, ed. The North Korean System in the Post-Cold War Era (New York: Palgrave, 2001)

“A Socialism of Our Style: North Korean Ideology in a Post-Communist Era,” in Samuel S. Kim, ed. North Korean Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

“Surveillance and Punishment in Post-Liberation North Korea,” in Tani E. Barlow, ed. Transformations of Colonial Modernity in East Asia (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997)

“The Politics of Transition in North and South Korea,” in David McCann, ed. Korea Briefing: Toward Reunification (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997)

Working Papers, Short Articles, Translations, and Newspaper and Online Articles

“Diplomacy Alone Will Defuse North Korea: The US Must Lead the Way,” The Guardian, January 7, 2016 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/07/diplomacy-alone-defuse-north-korea-us-must-lead-way

“One-Family Rule: North Korea’s Hereditary Authoritarianism,” World Politics Review, February 18, 2014 http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/?gclid=CJmDzbfF07wCFUcaOgodfGoABg

“North Korea’s Family Purge,” openDemocracy 18 December   2013  http://www.opendemocracy.net/authors/charles_k_armstrong

“Nuclear Weapons, Basketball Diplomacy, and War in Korea,” openDemocracy 25 March 2013 http://www.opendemocracy.net/authors/charles_k_armstrong

“The View from Pyongyang,” The New York Times, August 15, 2012

Juche and North Korea’s Global Aspirations,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, North Korea International Documentation Project, Working Paper No. 1 (February 2009) http://www.wilsoncenter.org/news/docs/NKDIP_wp1.pdf

“A Realist Approach to North Korea,” Far Eastern Economic Review (June 2009)

“The Korean Wave: The View from America’s Shores,” The Korea Herald, February 5, 2008

“North Korea’s Uncertain Future,” openDemocracy 3 November 2008  http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/north-korea-s-uncertain-future

“North Korea: The Path to a Deal,” openDemocracy 24 October 2007  http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/institutions-government/north-korea-deal

“The Missiles of July,” The Reed: The Newsletter of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (Fall 2006)

“South Korea and the United States Sixty Years On,” Japan Focus, May 31, 2005 http://japanfocus.org/

“Divided Korea at Sixty,” History Compass, September 2005 http://www.history-compass.com/

“Parallel Lives: A Conversation between Hwang Suk-young and Bao Ninh, two Veterans of the Vietnam War,” Critical Asian Studies vol. 33, no. 2 (September 2001)

“Introduction: Korean History and Political Geography,” for Asia Society educational video Tune in Korea (2001)

“Korea in East Asian and World History,” Asia for Educators (online) http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/

“The Kim is Dead! Long Live the Kim!” Journal of International Affairs vol. 54, no. 1 (Spring 2001)

“The Korean Civil War, 1950-1953” and “The Korean Democracy Movement, 1960-1998,” in Jack Goldstone, ed. The Encyclopedia of Political Revolution (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Books, 2000)