Human Rights

Scholarly Publications

Crossing Heaven's Border

February 2015

From 2007 to 2011 South Korean filmmaker and newspaper reporter Hark Joon Lee lived among North Korean defectors in China, filming an award-winning documentary on their struggles.

People with Disabilities in a Changing North Korea

March 2014

"People with Disabilities in a Changing North Korea" details the situation that people with disabilities face in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK).

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

December 2011

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy.

Other Publications

Regional Efforts to Advance Democracy and Human Rights in Asia: APID, the PG20, and a Possible GGAIN

November 2012

In a November 2012 issue brief published by the ASAN Institute for Policy Studies, Donald K. Emmerson examines Asia-Pacific organizations working to promote democracy and human rights in Asia.

News

Tenth Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

June 2021

Haley Gordon (MA '21, East Asian Studies) was awarded the 10th annual Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies, for her paper "Nation-Being in North Korea: New Perspectives on...

Navigating Chinese Investment, Trade, and Technology: The New Economy Conference

June 2021

Ambassador Craig Allen, David Cheng, James Green, and Anja Manuel explore the role of Chinese economic activity in California in the context of the greater US-Chinese relationship.

China Looms Large, Despite a Strong US-Japan Alliance

May 2021

From Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands to economics, trade, and human rights issues in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, the U.S.-Japan alliance has plenty to tackle with its policies towards China.

Events

The Role of NGOs in Promoting Humanitarian Engagement and Human Rights in North Korea

April 20, 2021

This is the third event in a three-part series on North Korea Human Rights hosted by APARC's Korea Program in the spring quarter.

The South Korean and U.S. Government Role in Promoting Human Rights in North Korea

March 29, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This is the second event in a three-part series on North Korea Human Rights hosted by APARC's Korea Program in the spring quarter.

Projects

Divided Memories and Reconciliation

There are two obstacles to understanding how historical memory about the wartime period has been formed in Northeast Asia.
English

Shorenstein Journalism Award

THE SHORENSTEIN JOURNALISM AWARD HAS A NEW DIGITAL HOME.
English

Reconciliation and Cooperation in East Asia

By linking internal, external, and regional aspects of historical injustice, the project seeks to move beyond state-oriented approaches and binary categories such as victim versus aggressor in...
English

Multimedia

North Korea: Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?

April 2015

The audio and transcript from the event "Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?" a seminar presentation by Ambassador Kim Sook, the 2014-15 Pantech Fellow in the Korea Program, and former Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Nations.Last year was...

Death of the Foreign Correspondent: An Exaggerated Demise? - 2008 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion

February 2008

At a time when newspapers and the news media in general are under growing pressure to cut costs, foreign correspondents are once again viewed by some as an unaffordable luxury.

People

Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Photo of Charles Crabtree Charles Crabtree Visiting Assistant Professor, Japan Program
portrait of Haley Gordon Haley Gordon Research Associate, Korea Program