Kazakhstan (The People's Map of Global China)
In her contribution to the People's Map of Global China, PhD candidate Oyuna Baldakova maps Kazakhstam as one of the countries with close relations to China.
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.
Korea Focus - Working Paper No. 12 The Rise of South Korea’s Soft Power in Europe – A Survey Analysis of Public Diplomacy
In this study, edited by Seo-yeong Cho,Daniela Claus-Kim, Korean Director Eun-Jeung Lee, and GEAS PhD researcher Suhon Lee evaluate public perceptions of South Korea in Europe through an expert survey.
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: Candidate Selection Reform in South Korea: The Persistence of Exclusive Practices Despite Inclusive Rules
In this article in Pacific Affairs, GEAS Alumna Eunhee Woo analyzes how democratization has affected the dynamics of candidate selection in South Korea after the 2000s. To explain the persistence of such exclusive, centralized features of candidate selection, the article highlights the limited impact democratization has had on the political environment in which the parties operate.
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.
Article: Human borders? Regulating immigration and human trafficking in East Asia
Associate Research Professor and former Einstein Visiting Fellow Gunter Schubert and project member Franziska Plümmer highlight questions of the GEAS project" Sovereignty and International Law in the PRC. Global Migration, Global Terrorism and International Law: Chinese Perceptions and Responses" in this article in the IIAS newsletter 87 (Autumn).
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.