Northeast Asia history
Balanced history education is needed to resolve "Northeast Asia paradox"
Gi-Wook Shin, director of Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, says "balanced history education is needed to resolve the 'Northeast Asia paradox,' a quandary highlighted by intense territorial disputes and conflicting historical perceptions despite close economic, cultural and social exchanges between the regional countries." Read more »
1953 saw both the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement and a Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of Korea. The uneasy and incomplete peace, coupled with a formalized U.S.-ROK security alliance relationship, ushered in a new era on the Korean Peninsula. 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of these pivotal events. At a recent Korean Studies Colloquium, 2013–14 Koret Fellow, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, discussed the evolution of the bilateral alliance, its challenges and achievements, and major issues.
September 27, 2013
2nd Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded