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Recent Scholarly Publications

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1919 in Korea: National Resistance and Contending Legacies

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea, the first nationwide political protest in Korea under...

Divergent Memories: Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War

July 2016

No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past.

Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective

June 2016

Student mobility in Asia has reached unprecedented levels.

The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India

March 2016

The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography.

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

February 2016

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first attempt to explore how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema.

Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru

November 2015

Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training...

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

July 2015

Americans think of South Korea as one of the most pro-American of countries, but in fact many Koreans hold harsh and conspiratorial views of the United States.

Global Talent: Skilled Labor as Social Capital in Korea

March 2015

Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges...

Unexpected Alliances: Independent Filmmakers, the State, and the Film Industry in Postauthoritarian South Korea

November 2014

Since 1999, South Korean films have dominated roughly 40 to 60 percent of the Korean domestic box-office, matching or even surpassing Hollywood films in popularity.

Comparative Institutional Analysis: Theory, Corporations and East Asia. Selected Papers of Masahiko Aoki

January 2014

This volume collects 22 articles by Masahiko Aoki, selected from writings published over the course of his 45-year academic career.

A comparative institutional analysis of the Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lessons and policy implications

February 2013

This paper analyzes the causes, responses, and consequences of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident (March 2011) by comparing these with Three Mile Island (March 1979) and Chernobyl (April...

Institutions and Comparative Economic Development

December 2012

This book explores why different patterns of economic development and growth have been observed across different regions and over time.

Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Naval Area Medical Research Unit 2

January 2012

Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) pose international security threats because of their potential to inflict harm upon humans, crops, livestock, health infrastructure, and economies.

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.

Restitution for Reconciliation: The US, Japan, and the Unpaid Assets of Asian Forced Mobilization Victims

July 2011

More than six decades after the end of World War II, the Japanese government has yet to return an estimated ¥278 million worth of unpaid financial assets owed to Asian victims of forced...

The New Asianism: Japanese Foreign Policy under the Democratic Party of Japan

July 2011

This article examines the foreign policy views of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), from the party’s founding through its first year in power.

Institutions as cognitive media between strategic interactions and individual beliefs

June 2011

This paper begins with contested issues among various approaches to institutions and seeks an analytical/conceptual framework for integrating them.

South Korean Social Movements: From Democracy to Civil Society

May 2011

This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period.

Values and History in U.S.-South Korean Relations

October 2010

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Does South Asia Exist? Prospects for Regional Integration

August 2010

Before 1947, South Asia was for the most part a single state. Multiple states emerged thereafter, and then moved apart politically, culturally, and economically.

Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutions

July 2010

The 2008–2009 financial crisis demands we look anew at the role of corporations, and the working of financial markets around the world.

Asian Regionalism and US Policy: The Case for Creative Adaptation

March 2010

The United States belongs to various organizations and networks that encompass countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.  The East Asia Summit (EAS) is not among them.  Should the US try to...

One Alliance, Two Lenses: U.S.-Korea Relations in a New Era

January 2010

One Alliance, Two Lenses examines U.S.-Korea relations in a short but dramatic period (1992-2003) that witnessed the end of the Cold War, South Korea's full democratization, inter-Korean engagement...

Prescribing Cultures and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific

August 2009

Pharmaceutical policies are interlinked globally and at the same time deeply rooted in local culture.

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Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
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