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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sung Deuk Hahm; Sooho Song Ever since the concept of soft power was introduced, there has been debate about what it is and how it works. We join the debate by studying how the success of Korean cultural products in Taiwan has improved the relationship between South Korea and Taiwan. The two...
Asian Survey (2021) 61 (2): 356–386.
Published: 01 April 2021
... powerful? What determines the success of those efforts? We construct and analyze a novel data set on 102 retrials of allegedly fabricated espionage cases in South Korea to explain the political conditions under which a democratic judiciary reverses past errors. We find that the time since democratization...
Asian Survey (2020) 60 (5): 859–881.
Published: 09 October 2020
... likelihood of pursuing such a strategy in the first place. And even if North Korea were to succeed, its efforts to integrate the South Korean economy would be a disaster, leading to the end of the North Korean regime. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 North Korea South Korea...
Asian Survey (2020) 60 (4): 710–732.
Published: 05 August 2020
...Dong-Jin Lim This study analyzes the attitudes of core policy stakeholders in South Korea to multiculturalism and immigrant integration policies, as well as the factors affecting such attitudes, and suggests theoretical and policy implications. I conducted a survey of public officials, program...
Asian Survey (2020) 60 (3): 583–606.
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...
Asian Survey (2020) 60 (2): 290–322.
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...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (6): 1070–1093.
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...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (5): 889–910.
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...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (4): 653–672.
Published: 01 August 2019
... the returnees’ difficulties and social alienation. Korean New Zealander returnees have a more alienated experience than Koreans of similar backgrounds returning from other Western countries. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 South Korea New Zealand skilled return...
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (5): 898–919.
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...
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (4): 635–659.
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...
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (5): 982–1004.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Chika Yamamoto Rosenbaum; Jonathan Krieckhaus This study examines why and when South Korea has pursued free trade agreements. Empirical analysis evaluates Korea’s free trade partners based on (1) market size, (2) levels of economic development, (3) geographic proximity, (4) democratic governance...
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (3): 555–580.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sarah Teo; Bhubhindar Singh; See Seng Tan Perspectives from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam show that South Korea’s middle power role in Southeast Asia is confined to economics and capacity building. Despite being absent from Southeast Asia’s geostrategic calculus...
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 78–86.
Published: 01 February 2016
...O. Fiona Yap The year 2015 featured real and metaphorical battles in South Korea: face-offs between the executive and the legislature saw President Park Geun-hye duel with the non-Park faction in the ruling Saenuri Party and fend off the opposition, whose alliance struggled with infighting and...
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 68–77.
Published: 01 February 2016
... repaired relationship with China. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Kim Jong Un North Korea South Korea nuclear weapons diplomacy PETER HAYES AND ROGER CAVAZOS North Korea in 2015 Yes I Can Byungjin and Kim Jong Un s Strategic Patience ABSTRACT North Korea upgraded...
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (6): 1241–1269.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Audrye Y. Wong Japan and South Korea have had differing patterns of responding to China’s rise and aligning with the United States. This can be explained by shifting threat perceptions based on interactions between evolving systemic and local threats, from both China and North Korea, as well as...
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (4): 691–714.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Regents of the University of California 2015 Korean unification South Korea North Korea Park Geun-hye Kim Jong-un C. KENNETH QUINONES Korea s New Leaders and Prospects for Reconciliation ABSTRACT The Republic of Korea and the Democratic People s Republic of Korea since 1972 have attempted...
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 119–131.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Peter Hayes; Roger Cavazos In 2014, North Korea neither overcame its isolation due to its nuclear weapons and hostile geostrategic posture nor reformed its economy. Kim Jong Un learned on the job, consolidated his leadership, avoided military risk, and opened new channels to South Korea, Japan, and...
Asian Survey (2014) 54 (5): 918–940.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Uk Heo; Sung Deuk Hahm South Korea experienced democratization in 1987, yet violations of the democratic rule of law are rather common; such actions are far from routine practices of democratic institutions. We argue that South Korea’s political culture is the reason for the tardy maturing of...
Asian Survey (2013) 53 (4): 653–678.
Published: 01 August 2013
... state’s resources at the time of their formation. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Japan South Korea Taiwan developmental state political parties OLLI HELLMANN The Developmental State and Electoral Markets in East Asia How Strategies of Industrialization Have...