Archive for the 'AsianStudiesSpotlight' Category
Are wealth and politics becoming more intricately intertwined in China? The paper examines the extent to which people identified as China's wealth elite have also been members of a) the party congress, b) the National Peoples Congress, or c) the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference. It also looks at the extent to which members of the latter two institutions have "day jobs" in the business sector.
Andrew Wedeman received his doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994 and is a Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. Prior to this appointment, he spent eighteen years with the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where he also served as the Director of the Asian Studies Program and the Director of the UNL International Studies Program. In addition he has held posts a visiting research professor at Beijing University, a Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins Nanjing University Center for Sino-American Studies and a Fulbright Research Professorship at Taiwan National University during 2001-2. His publications include Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China (Cornell); From Mao to Market: Rent Seeking, Local Protectionism, and Marketization in China (Cambridge); articles in a academic journals including China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China; and China Review; and chapters in numerous edited volumes. Professor Wedeman is now beginning a new book project examining social unrest in China.
April Nigh graduated from Georgetown University's Master of Science in Foreign Service program in May 2012. Prior to Georgetown, she spent eight years in Beijing, China running programs for international non-profit organizations, including the Jane Goodall Institute China and Junior Achievement China. After graduation, April served as a Market Researcher at the USDA Agricultural Trade Office located in the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China, and she now works at the Grocery Manufacturers Association as a Manager of International Customs and Trade in the association's international affairs department. She is originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming.
This event audio recording is of the third panel from The U.S. Rebalance to Asia conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and the U.S Studies Center at the University of Sydney.
Retired basketball player, Dennis Rodman, and several members of the Harlem Globetrotters surprised the rest of the world when they arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday to film for a new HBO series, Vice. With tensions between the U.S. and the DPRK as high as ever, will "basketball diplomacy" make a difference? Professor Victor Cha discusses his thoughts on the goodwill visit.
On February 12, 2013, North Korea conducted its third underground nuclear test. Dr. Victor Cha discusses the implications and new security concerns brought about by this latest test.
Hahm Chaibong is the President of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, Korea. Previously, he was a professor in the School of International Relations and the Department of Political Science as well as the Director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California (2005-2007), Director of the Division of Social Sciences Research & Policy at UNESCO in Paris, France (2003-2005). He received a B.A. in economics from Carleton College and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the Johns Hopkins University. He has been a visiting professor at Duke, Georgetown, and Princeton Universities and a visiting fellow at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington. DC.
On January 28, 2013, Mr Hahm discussed the issues in Asia from a Korean perspective. What has been the history/conflicts in the Northeast Asia region? Will the new leadership in China affect any changes in the country's domestic and international policies? Now that the LDP has been reinstated at the ruling party of Japan, will we see a return to business as usual? Will North Korean maintain its course of provations and nuclear program development under Kim Jong Eun? Listen to the podcast to find out about these.
Katie Martin graduated in 2011 with an undergraduate certificate in Asian Studies. She was also the 2011 recipient of the Henry Chen Memorial Scholarship. In this podcast she discusses her public health project "Youth Hygiene in Rural China". The project focused on teaching 200 fourth graders at a rural Chinese elementary school about oral and personal hygiene. It was a great success, every student received a toothbrush, toothpaste, and soap (for some it was their first toothbrush!).
With the Inauguration close by, President Barack Obama is about to begin his second term in office. Would there be changes in the US-Asia relationship? Here we have Professor Michael Green, Victor Cha and Kristen Looney to discuss about possible directions for the Obama administration concerning US-Japan, US-Korea and US-China relationships in the next four years.
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