Culture

Scholarly Publications

Mediterranean Model for Asian Regionalism: Cosmopolitan Cities and Nation-States in Asia, A

May 1995

What can be said about the social and cultural characteristics of the Asian region as a whole?

Japan's Dual Identity and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

May 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

North Korea and Identity Politics in South Korea

October 2008

At his inauguration, South Korean President Lee Myung Bak proclaimed that his country “must move from the age of ideology into the age of pragmatism.” At a time when South Korean voters were...

Other Publications

Korean Food, Korean Identity: The Impact of Globalization on Korean Agriculture

December 2005

One of the few ways to get a taste of North Korea, short of leaping through numerous hoops to get a visa to visit the country, is to eat cold noodles (naengmyen).

Demographic Change in East Asia: Economic, Social, and Security Implications

December 2011

Japan leads, chased closely by South Korea, with China, on a vastly larger scale, not far behind.

Behind the Comfort Women Agreement

January 2016

The breakthrough agreement on the comfort women issue between Japan and South Korea on Dec. 28, 2015, was the culmination of at least four years of negotiations between the two governments.

News

Indonesian election: Feuding villages give the ballot a try

July 2004

Donald K. Emmerson considers the impact of Indonesia's recent election on two remote--and formerly war-torn--villages in the country's northern Malaku archipelago.

North Korea and Contending South Korean Identities: Analysis of the South Korean Media; Policy Implications for the United States

May 2007

On April 27, Dr. Gi-Wook Shin presented a paper at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington, D.C.

Stanford Summer 2005 Workshop Fellowships on Korea

October 2004

The Korean Studies Program announces workshop fellowships for June 27 - July 1, 2005.

Events

Silicon Valley's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Local and Global Networks

October 5, 1999

Foreign-born engineers are a significant and fast growing presence in Silicon Valley.

Going Goan on the Goa-Net: Computer-Mediated Communication and Goan Identities

November 12, 1999

Professor Gomes will discuss the role of computer-mediated communication in the construction of diasporic identities among Goans.

Japanese Humor: An Oxymoron

January 24, 2000

A pioneering Japanese-English simultaneous interpreter will entertain and enlighten you with the tales of some delightful events where humor has successfully transcended cultural barriers, or some...

Projects

Divided Memories and Reconciliation

There are two obstacles to understanding how historical memory about the wartime period has been formed in Northeast Asia.
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Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary Teachers was established at the Korean Studies Program in 2012 with the generous support of Hana Financial Group.
English

The Korea Colloquium on History and Culture

The lectures of the Korea Colloquium on History and Culture are sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Korean Studies Program and the William J.
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Multimedia

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

November 2015

Video and transcript from "Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea," a book launch event for the publication that carries the same name.

Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

April 2016

Video and transcript from the Stanford+Connects event in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15.

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seminar, "Can India Ever Become a Great Power?" with Ashley J. Tellis on Jan.

People

Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
portrait of Rosalind Galt Rosalind Galt Visiting Scholar at APARC