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Asian Survey. 2020; 60161–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.61
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sung Deuk Hahm The two biggest stories of 2019 in South Korea were a series of meetings between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea in the first half of the year, and the trade war with Japan in the second half. President Moon...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59154–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.54
Published: 01 February 2019
...Uk Heo; Seongyi Yun The biggest story of 2018 was a series of summit meetings between US President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea. The income-led growth policies of the Moon Jae-in administration...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 603417–440 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.3.417
Published: 01 June 2020
...Hyun-Chool Lee; Alexandre Repkine We use spatial econometrics on a unique data set covering 229 Korean regions to analyze the outcome of Korea’s 2017 presidential election. We see strong statistical evidence of spatial correlation, suggesting that neighboring regions vote similarly, which is in...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 602290–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.290
Published: 07 April 2020
...Hoyong Jung One of the public’s popular beliefs about politics is that politicians engage in rent-seeking behaviors, such as accumulating property, using their political power. By applying a regression discontinuity design, this study examines whether members of the National Assembly of South Korea...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60169–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.69
Published: 01 February 2020
...John Delury This was a year of transition in North Korea, as leader Kim Jong Un held firm to his strategic shift of putting “all efforts” into economic development in the face of ongoing international sanctions. Kim’s summit diplomacy with the US and South Korea stalled, while ties improved...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 5961070–1093 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.6.1070
Published: 01 December 2019
...Sookyung Kim This paper examines South Korean media coverage of migrant workers from 1990 to 2015 and analyzes how multiculturalism is intertwined in discussions of migrant workers. I find that South Korea, once an avid supporter of multiculturalism, is slowly retreating from it, like other...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 595889–910 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.5.889
Published: 01 October 2019
...Dylan Stent This paper examines a century of contentious politics in South Korea. I argue that there have been three distinctive eras of contention in modern Korea. The first two eras saw institutional arrangements limit the success of contentious campaigns. However, expanded repertoires in the...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 595911–936 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.5.911
Published: 01 October 2019
...Ji-Whan Yun It is widely predicted that East Asia’s conservative governments will lose political power for managing socioeconomic crises under neoliberal globalization and find no way out of their legitimacy problem. However, Korea’s and Japan’s conservative governments have recently constructed a...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 603583–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.3.583
Published: 01 June 2020
...Christina Lai South Korea and Taiwan are former Japanese colonies that have undergone similar processes of state-building since WWII. But they have chosen different rhetorical frameworks in their maritime disputes with Japan. In South Korea, negotiating with Japan can be viewed as threatening the...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 594673–692 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.4.673
Published: 01 August 2019
...Gi-Wook Shin; Joon Nak Choi; Rennie J. Moon South Korea faces a shortage of highly skilled labor, but with a low tolerance for diversity, it lags behind in its global competitiveness to retain mobile skilled talent. Using data on foreign students and professionals, we demonstrate the potential of...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 592272–294 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.2.272
Published: 01 April 2019
... democracy. This finding suggests substantial tension between the participatory orientation of the public and Korean representative democracy. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Korea contentious democracy political culture modernization popular protests YOUNGHO CHO, MI...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59135–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.35
Published: 01 February 2019
...Gi-Wook Shin; Rennie J. Moon Kim Jong-un showcased a series of summit meetings throughout 2018, including the first-ever meeting of a North Korean leader with a sitting US president. North Korea improved its strained relations with China and South Korea. The country’s denuclearization has yet to be...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59110–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.10
Published: 01 February 2019
...Robert Sutter A summit with North Korea’s leader in June saw President Trump greatly ease regional tensions created by his earlier maximum pressure policy against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. He also launched punitive tariffs to change trading relations to US benefit, with adverse impact...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 585898–919 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.898
Published: 01 October 2018
...Mark Turner; Seung-Ho Kwon; Michael O’Donnell This article deals with the scandals that engulfed South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye, in 2016–17 and the role of popular protest in how she, her confidante, and associated officials and business leaders were pursued, prosecuted, and jailed. The...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 584635–659 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.4.635
Published: 01 August 2018
...Myung-Koo Kang This paper addresses why and how South Korea’s financial system has diverged drastically from the Japanese model since the early 1980s and has turned to the US model, which is often regarded as a more market-oriented financial system. The paper traces the rise of American-trained...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 58165–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.65
Published: 01 February 2018
...Uk Heo; Seongyi Yun The biggest story of 2017 in South Korea was the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye and the election of Moon Jae-in, shifting power from conservative to progressive. The economy showed signs of recovery despite multiple concerns. The North Korean nuclear crisis intensified...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 58133–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.33
Published: 01 February 2018
.... North Korea conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile and its sixth nuclear test, triggering heated debate in the US and elsewhere about how to respond. Kim clearly is not going to give up working on weapons of mass destruction. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of...
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Asian Survey. 2013; 533584–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.3.584
Published: 01 June 2013
...Yusin Lee This paper analyzes the potential risks of the Russia-North Korea-South Korea (RNS) gas pipeline, comparing it with the Russia-Ukraine-Europe (RUE) pipeline. I argue that the possibility of disputes is much higher in the RNS case. Furthermore, I propose that the South Korean government...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 594595–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.4.595
Published: 01 August 2019
...Gi-Wook Shin; Rennie J. Moon Korea’s migrants have diversified in recent decades. This special section gathers articles that address this development by examining issues of class as an analytical lens in addition to ethnicity and citizenship, and also by considering the contributions of migrants...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 574618–640 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.4.618
Published: 01 August 2017
...Justin V. Hastings; Yaohui Wang The coping strategies that small Chinese firms operating in North Korea have chosen involve insinuating themselves into North Korean political and social networks, and structuring their investments so as to minimize their exposure to North Korean infrastructure...