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"THE CRISIS IN KOREAN POLITICS TODAY"

Emanuel Pastreich

October 13, 2017

Months of protests by a broad range of citizens groups and countless individuals, from elementary school students to seniors, resulted not only in the impeachment of a president, the launch of a serious investigation of the tragic sinking of the Sewol Ferry, serious charges brought against numerous individuals engaged in influence peddling and fraud and one of the most transparent presidential elections held in any country.

The ethical commitment of ordinary citizens in Korea has made a tremendous difference and the increasingly corrupt politics of ritual and back-room deals has been brought to the attention of the public in a manner that is both shocking and inspiring. At a time when citizens in the United States or Japan lament that they can do nothing to change their government, Korea has displayed that significant change and reform is possible. Korea not only is inspiring other nations not only through cultural productions like music and film, but also through political action and democratic vitality.

 Asia Institute Seminar Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:00-7:30 PM   Rahul Raj Professor Sejong University   "India's Strategic Interests in East Asia"     Introductory Remarks: Emanuel Pastreich Director The Asia Institute     Asia Institute Chungmuro Office 8th...

May 14, 2017 Asia Institute’s Korea Peace Movement holds March for Peace in downtown Korea.The Asia Institute brought together a group of concerned citizens...