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Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2008

10 Publications

Remember Me, Remember Us, Remember Korea: Hallyu, Flashbacks, and the Transformation of South Korea into an Unforgettable Nation

Growing up as a Korean-American, I was often asked, “Where are you from?” This question became a kind of standard line that opened or punctuated many first encounters. Sometimes, the follow-up inquiry of “Are you Chinese or Japanese?” also entered the conversation. Occasionally, though not very often, the direct question…

A Real Deal or a Political Masquerade? The North Korean Nuclear Question Revisited

In less than a year, the fate of the six-party talks has swung around from the lowest ebb when North Korea conducted its nuclear test to the current high point where the disabling process is much anticipated to materialize. When the nuclear devices were tested on 9 October 2006, the…

Cultural Integration Between the United States and Korea: Looking Beyond the Free Trade Agreement

It may be premature right now to talk about post–free trade agreement (FTA) relations between the United States and Korea. The U.S.-Korea FTA still has some way to go before it becomes a reality. One of the biggest hurdles in the immediate future is to ensure its ratification by both…

Korea's Domestic Base for Alliance with the United States

The past decade in the Korea-U.S. alliance relationship has not been smooth. Since the late 1990s, Koreans have been raising issues related to the past or current actions of the U.S. Army, which was unthinkable before democratization. The No Gun Ri massacre of civilian refugees and villagers by U.S. soldiers…