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A New Perspective on News: The SmartNews Approach and Political Balancing

October 5, 2018

In 2012, as giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google began to position themselves as the go-to places to read news, a little-known news app called SmartNews emerged and started gaining...

Red Stage, or Bringing the Authoritarian Streak Out

February 12, 2018

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is often labeled a hermit kingdom, supposedly one of the most isolated, mysterious, and inaccessible countries on earth.

Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism

January 9, 2018

Who watches over the party-state? In this talk, Maria Repnikova examines the uneasy partnership between critical journalists and the state in China.

The Institutional Logic of Governance in China

December 11, 2017

This talk focuses on the fundamental tensions inherent in governing China. Using examples from bureaucratic personnel management and social media controls, Prof.

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

September 16, 2016

  This discussion will be based on the authors' recently published book, Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years, Lynne Rienner Publishing (2016).AbstractAt the end of Chen Shui...

Research Presentations (session 5 of 5) - Jethwa, Takahashi and Tamori

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Avni Jethwa, Reliance Life Sciences, "Biosimilars in the U.S.:  Regulatory & Technological...

Research Presentations (session 2 of 5) - Koyanagi, Sasai and Takeuchi

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Satoshi Koyanagi, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan, "Effectiveness of the Silicon...

Global Artform or Local Phenomenon? Demystifying K-Pop’s International Appeal

January 29, 2016

Why has Korean pop music (K-Pop) become so popular overseas?

Liberal Taiwan versus Illiberal South Korea: The Divergent Paths of Electoral Campaign Regulation

November 11, 2015

Abstract:Both South Korea and Taiwan are considered consolidated democracies, but the two countries have developed very different sets of electoral campaign regulations.

Vetting Candidates in Korean Elections: Traditional Media and the Rise of Social Media

May 16, 2014

South Korea ranks second globally in smart phone ownership, and among larger countries its Internet penetration rate ties Germany for second place.

The ABCD Framework of K-Strategy: The Secret to Korea's Success

May 7, 2014

Economists and business scholars have long tried to construct theoretical models that can explain economic growth and development in emerging economies, but Western models have not always been...

Journalism and Democracy in Korea: The First Year Presidential Jinx

May 2, 2014

South Korean voters have chosen six presidents since the country’s democratization in 1987.

Leniency in Chinese Criminal Law? Everyday Justice in Henan

April 29, 2014

In recent years Chinese courts, in particular those in Henan Province, have begun to place a vast quantity of court options online.

Burma's Democracy: How Real?

March 6, 2014

The opening up of Myanmar (Burma) and the steps undertaken taken toward political reform in that formerly isolated dictatorship have been among Asia's most dramatic and least expected events.  But...

Research Presentation - Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows

November 19, 2013

Il Rae Cho, "Preparing Financially for Aging and Retirement" Recently, many issues related to aging have become more serious in both economic and social aspects all over the world.

Ties That Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance

November 6, 2013

Vietnamese news accounts of labor-management conflicts, including strikes, and even reports of owners fleeing their factories raise potent questions about labor activism in light of this self...

Region-based v. Distance-based Information in Emergency Health Risk Communication: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

October 9, 2013

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant...

Asian Way of Disruption: Samsung and Psy

June 11, 2013

From his journalistic point of view, Jaekwon Son will discuss competitiveness and weaknesses of Samsung and Psy that have recently made top news stories.

Research Presentations (1 of 5) - Hanai, Nakagawa, Suzuki and Wang

May 15, 2013

** We are currently experiencing some problems with our online RSVP system.  If you have any difficulty registering for this event, please send an email directly to the organizer, Denise Masumoto,...

The Crisis in Japanese and Chinese Public Opinion: Can Soft Power Soften an 'Enemy Image'?

November 29, 2012

Why are Japan and China perpetually at odds?

How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression

June 6, 2012

We offer the first large scale, multiple source analysis of the outcome of what may be the most extensive effort to selectively censor human expression ever implemented.

Comparing China’s Islams: Muslim Minority Accommodation to Chinese Rule

April 13, 2012

Muslim minorities in China are often depicted as either forces for integration (i.e., sinicization and assimilation) or disintegration (as separatists, radical Islamists, or ethnic nationalists)....

China's Changing Media Landscape

December 7, 2011

PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE In association with the annual Shorenstein Journalism Award for Asia, conferred this year on China's pioneering Caixin Media group, this panel will look at the current...

Negotiating Religious Freedom: Christian Mobilization in the “Islamic State” of Malaysia

November 1, 2011

A series of events over the last few years, including attempts to deny non-Muslim rights to use the term "Allah," arson attacks on Christian churches, curbs on conversions of Muslims, and...

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