Caught in the middle of intensified competition between the United States and China over dominance in East Asia, South Korea finds itself back in its historical position as a shrimp between two whales. This year’s summit diplomacy, however, has brought hopes of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and new prospects for its role in the future. How will the Korea-China relationship develop in the years to come, and what does it mean for the United States’ role in Asia?
This third annual international conference of Indiana University’s Institute for Korean Studies brings together scholars and diplomats to discuss the past, present, and future of the Korea-China relationship from a variety of perspectives—political, economic, cultural, social, and more.
Sixiang Wang “Wagging the Imperial Dog”: Negotiated Autonomy and the Diplomacy of Universal Empire in Early Chosŏn Korea
June Hee Kwon Borderland Dreams: Korean Chinese Migrants between Chinese Dream and Korean Dream
Sunhee Koo Hallyu and Beyond: The Impact and Influence of Hallyu on the Chaoxianzu Community and its Identity
Policy Discussion: Jaewoo Choo, Adam Liff, Mark Minton, Jung H. Pak, John Park, Lee Feinstein