Wednesday, December 26, 2012

In Case You Missed It This Semester…(Northeast Asia Edition)

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies is one of the leading institutions for the study of Asia in the United States today. The Center has many strengths when it comes to the study of Northeast Asia in particular, as is witnessed by our dizzying array of events and publications on China, Japan, Taiwan and the two Koreas throughout the year. In this blog post, we provide a brief recap of some of our more notable Northeast Asia-related events and publications during this past Fall 2012 semester. Please stay tuned to our blog in the coming days and weeks ahead, as we will also provide recaps of our numerous activities on Southeast Asia and South Asia during this past semester. Please also feel free to visit our website  for a full listing of all of our events, publications, and other activities.

Professor David Shambaugh held a moderated discussion with former US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman on September 17 about his views on the political, economic and social trends in China, his service as Ambassador to China, and on what he learned about American views of China through his presidential campaign . View the video recording of the event HERE

As part of the Sigur Center's Rising Powers Initiative, the Sigur Center, in cooperation with the Wilson Center for International Scholars, held an international conference on contending domestic views within China regarding China's current and future role on the global stage. Click here to view video footage of the event:


Carl F. Goodman, Adjunct Professor of Japanese Law at GW gave a talk on Abducted Children, Japanese Law and Domestic and International Politics on October 9 at the Sigur Center. For audio, please click on the following link:

The Rising Powers Initiative issued a policy alert on various Asian nations' views towards the recent election in Japan. To view the alert, please see:

The Koreas:

Sigur Center Visiting Scholar Major  Siyoung Park of the ROC army gave a presentation on North Korea Military Adventurism and the ROK-US Alliance - 1961 through 1976 on December 5 as part of the Sigur Center’s Visiting Scholar Roundtable series.For audio:

Lung Yingtai - Minister of Culture for R.O.C., (Taiwan) delivered a speech on "Soft Power in A Hard Time: A Cultural Perspective on Cross-Strait Relations"  on Tuesday, August 26. View the video of the event HERE

The Sigur Center, as part of its Taiwan Roundtable series, held an event called Taiwan and the Diaoyutai Islands: Historical and Regional Perspectives on November 20. Dr. Robert Sutter, GW Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Dr. Steven Phillips, Professor of History, Towson University, and Dr. Michael Yahuda, Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center discusses the uses of history in competing claims over the Diaoyutai Islands in light of Taiwanese President Ma Ying–jeou’s recent East China Sea Peace Initiative. Audio Recording:

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