English Publications

Emanuel PastreichDirector



Selected Publications of the Asia Institute

The Asia Institute Press


The Observable Mundane: Vernacular Chinese and the Emergence of a Literary Discourse on Popular Narrative in Edo Japan.

Seoul National University Press


The Novels of Bak Jiweon: Translation of Overlooked Worlds

Seoul National University Press





Dream of grandmother and Korea”

TEDx @ Hongreung

November, 2011


Arirang TV

“The INNERview”

December 2013


“Pastreich on Fukushima”

July 2013


Asia Institute seminar on innovation and technology

April 2012




JoongAng Daily

“Korean Studies and Public Diplomacy”

October 4, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“Korea’s impulse economy”

September 12, 2016


Foreign Policy in Focus

“Chinese Dream: Western Imitation or Radical Alternative?”

August 12, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“The truth about our palaces”

August 1, 2016


Kyunghyang Shinmun

“The Unbearable Sadness of THAAD”

July 17, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“The mayors of Seoul”

July 9, 2016


Asia Today

“The Confucian Approach to Public Diplomacy in Korea”

July 3, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“Making Korean smartphones smarter”

June 20, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“The poor Chinese book section”

June 8, 2016


The Huffington Post

“Obama must apologize for his actions at Hiroshima”

May 27, 2016


Asia Today

“We need a new concept of security due to technological change and climate change”

May 10, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“A cleaner Korean dream”

May 9, 2016


Asia Today

“We need a new concept of security due to technological change and climate change”

May 4, 2016



JoongAng Daily

“Filial piety and Korea’s future”

April 18, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“Wasted potential in a coffee shop”

March 28, 2016


The Huffington Post

“A Village School in Seoul”

March 17, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“Distinguishing science from technology”

March 7, 2016


Huffington Post

“Announcing My Candidacy for President of Facebook”

February 20, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“The future of Korea’s exports”

February 19, 2016


JoongAng Daily

“What’s in a name?”

January 25, 2016


The Diplomat

“Time for the US to Start a RIMPAC for Climate Change”

January 20, 2016



JoongAng Daily

“Can we really expect miracles from politicians?”

January 6, 2016



JoongAng Daily


“Energy solution in fossil fuel cuts”


December 15, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“The Mannerism Threat ”

Nov 23,2015


JoongAng Daily

“A chance to transform”

November 9, 2015


The Diplomat

“Diplomatic Dialogue in the Internet Age”

October 31, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“The value of the Korean language”

October 12, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“Women and Confucian Thinking”

September 25, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“The next chapter in social media”

September 1, 2015


Asia Today

“Japan’s Peace Constitution is the future, not the past”

August 13, 2015


JoongAng Daily

Korea’s unique position for miltary reform”

August 10, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“The future of Korea’s rural towns”

July 22, 2015


Foreign Policy in Focus

“Call for Sanity on Sixtieth Anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto”

July 9, 2015


Business Korea

“Unveiled, Inclusive Korean Culture Needed in Korean Multinationals”

18 June 2015


Huffington Post

“President Park’s Upcoming Visit to the United States” 

June 2, 2015


Huffington Post

“What It Will Take to Make Korea the Center for Think Tanks”

May 22, 2015

JoongAng Daily

“A potential dynamic duo: AIIB & GCF”

April 30, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“Can Seoul be a Mecca for think tanks?”

April 09, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“Creating a republic of cyberspace”

March 23, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“Is Northeast Asia dangerous?”

February 16, 2015

JoongAng Daily

“Korea’s greatest threat”

January 26, 2015


JoongAng Daily

“Is reunification a choice?”

December 19, 2014

JoongAng Daily

“Beginning with a job revolution”

November 4, 2014

JoongAng Daily

“To Regulate or Deregulate”

October 13, 2014

“East Asia: A Farewell to Arms”

Foreign Policy in Focus

with John Feffer

September 25, 2014

“Looking ahead 100 years for Seoul”

JoongAng Daily

September 23, 2014

“Stop commercializing women”

Joongang Daily

September 1, 2014

“Toward a politics of habit”

JoongAng Daily

August 11, 2014

“Giving a history to Korean science”

JoongAng Daily

July 14, 2014

“A Test of American Leadership”

JoongAng Daily

July 7, 2014

“New role for America”

Joongang Daily

June 25, 2014

“Throw-away Republic of Korea”

JoongAng Daily

June 9, 2014

“The Professor’s Role”

Joongang Daily
May 12, 2014

“America’s Homegrown Terror”

Foreign Policy in Focus

April 7, 2014

With John Feffer

“Facebook and the Future of Global Governance”


April 3, 2014


Joongang Daily

April 2, 2014

“Why is Korean Reunification the ‘Jackpot?’”

Joong Ang Daily

March 6, 2014

“We need a ‘Seoul school’”

Joongang Daily

February 10, 2014

“From Joseon to cyberspace”

Joongang Daily

February 6, 2014

“Crisis and opportunity for K-pop”

Joongang Daily

January 20, 2014

“Put the environment at center of new NSCs of Korea, China and Japan”

Aju Business Daily

November 20, 2013

“The Real North Korean Threat”

Foreign Policy in Focus

September 23, 2013

“Peer-to-Peer Science: The Century-Long Challenge to Respond to Fukushima”

Foreign Policy in Focus

September 3, 2013

with Layne Hartsell

“Revive ‘Green Growth’ Movement”

Korea Joongang Daily

August 8, 2013

“The Impending Crisis of Data: Do We Need a “Constitution of Information?”


June 3, 2013

“Put the Environment at the Center of the Global Economy: An Argument for the Eco-Currency”

The Hankyoreh

May 14, 2013

“The Green Climate Fund in Songdo: Will Korea be the Key Player in a New Global Economy?”

The Hankyoreh

April 14, 2013

“On Climate, Defense Could Preserve and Protect, Rather Than Kill and Destroy”


March 7, 2013

“Greed, Capitalism and the Second Law of Thermodynamics”

The Hangyoreh

March 4, 2013

“Tragedy of The Age of Surfaces”

The Hankyoreh

January 3, 2013.

“Taking Korean global: Start with dictionaries”

The Korea Times

November 25, 2012

“From Pacific Pivot to Green Revolution”

Foreign Policy in Focus

with John Feffer

October 4, 2012

“The rise of consumption and the demise of causality”

The Hangyoreh

July 1, 2012

“The Korean Dream”

The Hangyoreh

June 24, 2012

The Hangyoreh

“The Importance of Women for the Future of Korea”

June 16, 2012

The Hangyoreh

“The Crisis in Education”

June 11, 2012

Emanuel Pastreich

The Hankyoreh

“Korea’s Most Powerful Technology : The Traditional Hanok House”

June 4, 2012


“Korea’s advantages in Gaming Can Determine the Future of Surgery”

April 16th, 2012

Korea IT Times

“Raise expectations for Korean Language Competency in International Students”

January 25th, 2012


“Korea’s tradition of propriety: Godsend for network age”

January 25, 2012

Korea IT Times

“Red Alert: Korean Language Instruction in the United States”

January 5th, 2012

The Korea Herald

“Next president of KAIST should be a woman”

December 5, 2011
Korea IT Times

“Korean Technology Beyond Motherboards and Displays:

Taekwando and Oriental Medicine at the Center of Korea’s Future”

November 10th, 2011

Korea IT Times

“Key Factors for the Future Success of Scientific Research Institutes”

September 9th, 2011


“After Kimchi and Winter Sonata: The Intellectual Korean Wave”

August 16th, 2011


Take Naver Global Today!

July 18th, 2011


Will the Next Renaissance Start in Korea?”

June 21st, 2011

Asia Pacific Business and Technology Report

Korea as Number One in the Robot Revolution”

March 21, 2011

Asia Pacific Business and Technology Report

Korea Must Build Ferrari of Hand-Held Devices

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Asia Pacific Business and Technology Report

The Greening of America: Innovative Programs to Reinvent the United States

September 22, 2009


Harnessing energy, Korea’s future

JoongAng Daily

Jun3 12, 2008

Technology Hub at Center of Northeast Asia

December 10th, 2009

Korea IT Times

Making Korea the Undisputed Leader in Construction Globally

MK News

May 10, 2010

The Language of Climate Change

Foreign Policy in Focus

April 23, 2009

“Wenchuan as an Eco-City” (with John Feffer)

Foreign Policy in Focus

May 30, 2008

“Daejeon: Environmental Capital of Asia”

(with Han Jeonghun)

OHMYNEWS International

January 10, 2008

“The Frankenstein Alliance: China and the United States in the 21st Century”

Foreign Policy in Focus

March 9, 2007

“Is China the Nemesis in a New Cold War?”

Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network (NAPSNet) Nautilus Institute,

March 6, 2006

The Balancer: Roh Moo-hyun’s Vision of Korean Politics and the Future of Northeast Asia

Japan Focus.

August 1, 2005

“Political Passivity Undermines U.S.

Parallels with the predicament of late Imperial China”

(with Eric Marler)

All My News

May 3, 2006



 NO 7 (2005)


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