Seminar on President Park Geun-hye visit to Beijing

Seminar on President Park Geun-hye visit to Beijing

The Asia Institute organized a seminar on the historical significance of President Park Geun-hye to attend the commemoration in Beijing for the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on September 16. The seminar was held in Chinese and brought together experts from China, Korea, Japan and the United States for a thoughtful discussion of recent developments in East Asian geopolitics.

The Asia Institute hosted a TAIK Talk concerning “Cyberspace and East Asian Integration” on March 14, 2015 at W Stage WCO that featured and open discussion involving youth and experts concerning the potential of the internet. Presentations were made by Dr.Ogan Gurel (A Director, Samsung Institute of Advanced Technology) and Mr. Matthew Weigand (Managing Editor, Business Korea). The discussant was Rosie Kim of Seoul International School and the moderator was Gabriel Pettyjohn, a researcher at The Asia Institute.

Much attention was given to the paradoxes of fragmentation and integration in cyberspace and the inconsistent manner in which this new space is being utilized.

Gabriel Pettyjohn, Matthew Weigand, Organ Gurel & Rosie Kim

Professor Marc Shell, Professor of English at Harvard University, will visit Korea under the auspices of the Asia Institute and Kyung Hee University for two weeks in December. Professor Shell has just completed a remarkable book that explains the culture and politics of islands over the century. This new field of knowledge, what he calls “Islandology” has much to offer to East Asia. Profesosr Shell will no doubt have much to say to us in terms of his comparative views on Dokdo and Diaoyutai (Takeshima/Senkaku).

Professor Marc Shell CV

Will let you know soon about his planned lectures.


“Islandology: Geography, Rhetoric, Politics”

(Stanford University Press, 2014)

Islandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures and argues for a world of islands. The book explores the logical consequences of geographic place for the development of philosophy and the study of limits (Greece) and for the establishment of North Sea democracy (England and Iceland), explains the location of military hot-spots and great cities (Hormuz and Manhattan), and sheds new light on dozens of world-historical productions whose motivating islandic aspect has

not heretofore been recognized (Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung). Written by Shell in view of the melting of the world’s great ice islands, Islandology shows not only new ways that we think about islands but also why and how we think by means of them.


The Asia Institute  Proudly presents its first talk concert in collaboration with World Culture Open.

This event is a chance for youth to express their own ideas and concerns about the world and put forth a unique vision for the possible. The theme for thie TAIK event is

“Living in Korea as young global Citizen”

DATE: 27, September, 2014

Time: 7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.

Venue: WCO KOREA/ N Building  2-6 Sunhwa-Dong, Jung-Gu, Seoul


MC: Chanwu Oh

Introducing Guests

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