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Scholarly Publications

Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

June 2017

Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo.

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

South Korea in 2016: Political Leadership in Crisis

March 2017

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced a leadership crisis after revelations that she relied on a confidant with no official position for key decision-making in state affairs.

Other Publications

Seventeenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

September 2017

The seventeenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Is the War Danger in Korea Real?

August 2017

President Donald Trump's ominous threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea succeeded at least in garnering the attention of not only Kim Jong Un but the globe.

The North Korean Missile Test Pushes Xi and Putin Closer

July 2017

The most dangerous impact of North Korea’s long-range missile test this past week may not have been the one in the Sea of Japan, felt in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

News

Shorenstein APARC Director Shares Observations on Social Maladies Affecting Korean Society

October 2017

In Superficial Korea, a book recently published in South Korea, Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin shares his observations on and provides recommendations for social maladies currently...

6th Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

October 2017

Michael Minyoung Lee has won the 6th annual Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies for his paper entitled "North Korean Food Shortages, 1945-1946." Michael graduated from the Center for...

Shorenstein director comments on South Korea's policy toward North Korea

September 2017

A recently published book in Korean by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) director Gi-Wook Shin has been featured in various media in South Korea.

Events

North Korea's Trajectory: A Dangerous Path to Self-destruction?

September 26, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un now boasts that his country is in the final stages of completing a nuclear weapons development program, one capable of loading nuclear warheads on an ICBM that can...

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

September 22, 2017

In Superficial Korea, a book recently published in South Korea, Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, shares his observations on and provides recommendations for...

How to Make Candlelight Dreams Come True?: Socio-Economic Policies toward a New Korea

September 5, 2017

Through 20 weeks of persistent and peaceful demonstrations, South Koreans called for their former president's impeachment which resulted in a special presidential election in May.

Projects

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

The already serious situation on the Korean Peninsula is worsening. North Korea is on a path to credibly threaten South Korea, Japan, U.S.
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Engaging North Korea

Rapidly changing circumstances continue to shape relations on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia.
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Teaching Resources on Korea

To promote a deeper understanding of Korean culture, history, and contemporary issues, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to bring Korea to life in K...
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Multimedia

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

People

Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Daniel C. Sneider Visiting Scholar
Hye Sung Kim Visiting Scholar
Robert Carlin Visiting Scholar
Kyou-hyun Kim Visiting Adjunct Professor 2017-18 Koret Fellow
Katharina Zellweger Visiting Scholar
Dayna Barnes Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Rylan Sekiguchi Curriculum Designer