Korea 2012: Politics, Economy and Society contains concise overview articles covering domestic developments and the economy in both South and North Korea as well as inter-Korean relations and foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2011. Additional papers deal with topics such as South Korea's foreign trade drive, the death of Kim Jong Il, South Korea as a middle power, the portrayal of North Koreans in ROK cinema, graphic novel representations of food issues in post-famine North Korea, and North Korean views of foreigners. A detailed chronology complements the articles.
Rudiger Frank, Ph.D. (2001) in Economics, University of Duisburg, is Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna. He has published on North and South Korean political economy. His current research is on North Korea's development and its East Asian context. James E. Hoare, Ph.D. (1971) in Far Eastern History, University of London, was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1969 to 2003. He is a writer and broadcaster on East Asia as well as a Research Associate at both the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Patrick Kollner, Ph.D. (1998), is Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and a professor of political science at the University of Hamburg. From 1996 to 2006 he edited the German-language edition of the Korea Yearbook. Susan Pares, was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1965 to 1987. She is a writer and editor on East Asian affairs.
Preface - Rudiger Frank List of Refereed Articles Published since 2007 Chronology - Susan Pares South Korea in 2011: Domestic Politics, the Economy and Social Issues - Patrick Kollner North Korea in 2011: Domestic Developments and the Economy - Rudiger Frank Relations Between the Two Koreas in 2011 - Sabine Burghart Foreign Relations of the Two Koreas in 2011 - James E. Hoare KORUS, KOREU and Beyond: South Korea's Free Trade Drive - Patrick Kollner/Parick Flamm North Korea after Kim Jong Il: The Kim Jong Un Era and its Challenges - Rudiger Frank The Concept of Middle Power and the Case of the ROK: A Review - Dong-min Shin Northerners on Southern Screens: From Shiri (1999) to The Yellow Sea (2010) - Mark Morris A New Deal: Graphic Novel Representations of Food Issues in Post-famine North Korea - Martin Petersen Special Economic Zones, Trade and Economic Reform: The Curious Case of Rason Special City - Bernhard Seliger The North Korean Philosophy of Foreigners - Tatiana Gabroussenko
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