Monthly Archives: March 2012

Joong Ang Monthly Asia Institute Seminar with Nayan Chanda (in Korean)

This article is the Korean version of the Asia Institute Seminar with Mr. Nayan Chanda. Mr. Nayan Chanda serves as the Director of Publications and the Editor of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at theYale Center for the Study of Globalization. he is a distinguished author and long-time journalist–best known for breaking stories from the Far Eastern Economic Review. The interview concerns Korea’s new global role and the long-term process of globalization that has formed our world.

Read more of this post

“DMZ International Peace Residency” Symposium

Emanuel will be a discussant on Saturday, March 17, 2012,  at a symposium concerning the “DMZ International Peace Residency” established adjacent to the DMZ near Yeoncheon by the Institute for Modern Art of Kyung Hee University.

Here is a short description of the event:

The Institute for Modern Art at Kyung Hee University, taking as its subject the “wound of global conflict” that defines the division of the Korean Peninsula strives to imagine how we can use culture and art to heal that wound.

Read more of this post

“한국의 루이비통`을 기다리며” 한국경제신문



2012년03월 09일

“한국의 루이비통`을 기다리며”

이만열(임마누엘) <경희대 교수•비교문학 Read more of this post

Founding of the “Global Convergence Technology Forum” in Daejeon

March 8, 2012

I had the great pleasure of attending the launching of the “Global Convergence Technology Forum,” the legal NGO form for the Global Convergence Forum that I helped to found in Daejeon about 19 months ago. The meeting was presided over by Professor Jeon Duk Young of KAIST, one of the visionary individuals in Daejeon who fully grasped the value of such a forum for debate Read more of this post

Korean propriety for a network society in Kookmin Daily News (in Korean)

Here is my article on Korean propriety for a network society in Korean in Kookmin Daily News

국민일보   2012년 03월 05일

네트워크 시대 열어갈 한국 禮學”

하버드대에서 한국 고전문학을 공부했을 때 조선시대의 문학가들인 김만중 박지원 정약용의 글을 좀 읽어봤다. 그 글에 ‘예학(禮學)’이라는 학문에 대한 언급이 참 많았다.

한국의 예학은 단지 관혼상제(冠婚葬祭)의 사례가 모이는 것보다 사회질서를 평화로운 수단으로 유지하는 헌법에 가까운 성격의 제도라는 느낌이 들었다. 현대적인 인간과 인간 사이를 관리하는 방식으로 보이기에 매우 신선했다.

우리는 이른바 네트워크 시대에 살고 있다. 네트워크 속에서 개인으로 구성되는 복잡한 관계가 중대한 영향을 미치는 시대다. 이런 관계는 페이스북이나 다른 소셜 네트워크를 통해 이뤄지지만 사실 우리는 그것이 무엇인지 제대로 알지도 못하는 실정이다.

Read more of this post

Asia Institute Seminar with Dr. Richard Bush, Director of Brookings Institute Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies

 The Asia Institute


February 13, 2012


(With support of the Global Peace Youth Corps)



Dr. Richard Bush


Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies

Brookings Institution



Emanuel Pastreich


The Asia Institute

(Associate Professor, Kyung Hee University)


Emanuel Pastreich

Thank you for joining us this afternoon. We live in an age in which China’s impact on the world is growing daily, and yet many have only a very vague idea of how China actually works. Your insights are most valued. Tell us a little about your current research on China and Northeast Asia.

Richard Bush

I spend most of my time conducting research on China-Taiwan relations these days. I am currently writing a book on contemporary Taiwan-China relations in which I trace the relationship and offer my views on prospects for the future. I also dabble in other aspects of East Asian Security issues from time to time. I have done a long report on North Korea and its nuclear programs. I have written about China-Japan security relations as well. Read more of this post

New York Times article on up-scale Korean restaurant in New York

Following immediately on the New York Times article on bibimbap as a happening health food comes this article describing a Korean restaurant in Manhattan called Jungsik that has carved a new space in Korean cuisine for those in the know.








The article resembles reviews of upscale sushi houses from the 1980s and is a major shift in Korea’s cultural currency. Just looking at the photograph gives some indication of how far Korea has come.

Read more of this post