“The Trouble with Islands”

Asia Institute Seminar

Date & Time: Saturday, February 8 at 2 PM

Location: Dongguk University (Dongguk University Station on Line 3)

Room 502, Building M(Dongguk Gwan), Dongguk University

동국대학교 동국관(경영관)

M동 5층 세미나실 M502호

A few key groups of uninhabited, or lightly inhabited, islands are scattered between the nations of China, Japan, Korea, Russia and other nations in East Asia. Those islands have become the primary stage on which a variety of domestic and international dramas are being unfolded. The issue of sovereignty concerning these islands has become a major issue for all the nations of the region in recent years, and seems to only grow only the more serious.

 

But what exactly lies behind these tensions? What would a space alien say about this situation?

And why have the conflicts become so serious only in recent years. Certainly the same problems existed between the nations before. Why such tension now and why tension expressed in this manner? This seminar will concern the cultural, historical, economic, political and strategic issues involved in the trouble with islands. Please do join us.

 

Please join us for this Asia Institute seminar.

 

If you can come, please RSVP to

 

epastreich@asia-institute.org.

 

 

Location: Dongguk University (Dongguk University Station on Line 3)

Room 502, Building M(Dongguk Gwan), Dongguk University

동국대학교 동국관(경영관) M동 5층 세미나실 M502호

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Room 502, Building M(Dongguk Gwan), Dongguk University
동국대학교 동국관(경영관) M동 5층 세미나실 M502호