Review: North Korean Engagement in Africa during the Cold War: A Survey of Recent Historiographical Analyses
This review essay in Korea Europe Review Journal No 2 (2022) by GEAS member Seung Hwan Ryu presents a historiographical analysis of the scholarly works on North Korean engagement in African countries during the Cold War from the 1970s to the present.
The Politics of Human Vulnerability to Climate Change
GEAS Alumna Julia Teebken’s book was just released with Routledge's new Climate Justice series. The book shows how social inequality manifests in the context of climate change. It analyzes why social vulnerability to climate change impacts is so difficult to address along with different political systems. The work is based on two empirical case studies, Atlanta in the federal state of Georgia in the southeastern United States and Jinhua in the eastern Zhejiang province, China.
UI Brief No 2, Jan 22
In the recent UI Brief, GEAS member Erik Isaksson analyses the values discourse emphasizing democracy, human rights, the rule of law and freedom used by the Japanese government.
Challenging the Power of the Prosecution?
In her recent article in World Comparative Law Journal, GEAS member Gwendolyn Domning analyzes the impact of the establishment of the Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking officials in South Korea.
China: capital flight or renminbi internationalization?
GEAS Alumna Marina Zucker Marques and colleagues from Campinas University analyze the Chinese economic performance and internationalization of the currency.
In April 2021, GEAS member Sarah Bijlsma has published a review on Drawing the sea near: Satoumi and coral reef conservation in Okinawa (Anne C Claus) in Contemporary Japan (online).
In June 2021, GEAS member Chi Ho Kiang has published a book review on Manchurian Memories in Postwar Japan -- Satou Ryou, Kano Tomohiro, Yukawa Makie (eds.) in Global Histories Vol. 7 (1).
Discussion Paper: Financial statecraft and transaction costs
The scholarly debate on currency internationalization focuses on country characteristics and policies as the main determinants in currency competition. However, this literature has neglected the fact that, given the intertwined nature of the international monetary system, other countries’ actions and the functioning logic of international finance can also impact a currency's international status. This article by GEAS member Marina Zucker Marques shows that RMB usage has been boosted not only by Chinese statecraft but also by economic actors’ recent difficulties in using the dollar.
Studying Japan - Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods
Edited by Cornelia Reiher (GEAS vice director) and Nora Kottmann (DIJ Tokyo), this handbook is the first comprehensive guide on qualitative methods, research designs and fieldwork in social science research on Japan. The book covers the entire research process from the outset to the completion of a thesis, a paper, or a book.The authors provide basic introductions to individual methods, discuss their experiences when applying these methods and highlight current trends in research on Japan.
Article: Creating the Internal Enemy: Opportunities and Threats in Pro and Anti-LGBT Activism within South Korean Protestantism
In this journal article, Hendrik Johannemann reflects on South Korea's mobilization against LGBT rights, mainly emanating from conservative Protestant forces. This anti-LGBT mobilization has been attributed to the need to create an “external enemy” as a means for covering up internal scandals. Hendrik's study examines how the Protestant anti-LGBT movement creates an “internal enemy”, too, by fighting against pro-LGBT activism and attitudes within its faith.
Research Report: Global Decarbonization after Covid-19: Strategic Options for Kazakhstan
In addition to other profound impacts, the corona virus has offered global energy markets an unprecedented natural experiment. Oyuna Baldakova and David Roland-Holst report on Global Decarbonization after the pandemic.
Dissertation: Contentious Narratives on National Identity of South Korea
How to understand the Self and Significant Others? GEAS Alumna Ji-Young Heo explores this question in her dissertation by analyzing a variety of domestic as well as foreign policy reforms of South Korea towards North Korea and the US.
Dissertation: The 50,000 Won Friends
In her published dissertation thesis, GEAS Alumna You-kyung Byun analyzes and explores the dynamics of the exchange of monetary gifts, so-called helping money (pujogŭm), in a South Korean high school alumni network association.