South Korea’s Rise: Social Sciences and Humanities

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April 6, 2016 to April 8, 2016
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Humanities, Linguistics, Political Science, Social Sciences

South Korea’s Rise: Social Sciences and Humanities

Dates: April 6-8, 2016

Place: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library Conference Room


Wednesday, April 6

6:30-8:30 PM, Welcome Remarks – Rodney Swain, Dean of the College of Letters and Science


Thursday, April 7

9:00-9:10 AM, Opening Remarks – Patrice Petro, Vice Provost for International Education


9:30-11:00 AM                                                Panel 1– North Korea

Chair: Steve Redd (UWM) 

Intaek Hyun (Korea University)

            Enduring Dilemma on the Korean Peninsula

Terence Roehrig (Naval War College)

            North Korea’s Nuclear Forces and Doctrine: Learning What to Do with Nuclear Weapons

Jung-Yeop Woo (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)

            North Korea: Contingency and Refugees

Hyung-min Joo (Korea University)

Detecting Patterns in Conventional North Korean Military Provocations: Automated Content Analysis of the KCNA


11:00-11:15 AM, Break          


11:15 AM-12:45 PM                          Panel 2 – Political Economy

Chair: Shale Horowitz (UWM)  

Dennis Patterson (Texas Tech University) and Jangsup Choi (Texas A&M University-Commerce)

            Diplomacy and Trade in South Korea’s International Rise

Jinwoo Choi (Hanyang University)

            Korea’s Public Diplomacy Strategy: Strengths and Pitfalls

Jonathan Krieckhaus (University of Missouri)

            The South Korean FTA Strategy in Comparative Perspective

Wonjae Hwang (University of Tennessee)

            Does Korea’ ODA Promote Foreign Policy Cooperation from the Recipients?


2:00-3:45 PM                                     Panel 3 – Domestic Politics

Chair: Natasha Sugiyama (UWM)

Seongho Lim (National Assembly Research Service)

            Legislature as a Deliberative Arena?: The Case of South Korea

Seongyi Yun (Kyung Hee University)       

            The Emotional Citizen: Emotion as a Function of Political Participation

M. Jae Moon (Yonsei University)

            Confucian Values, Public Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Performance in Korean Public Organizations: Facilitating or Constraining

Kwangho Jung (Seoul National University)

Trust Deficit in Political Institutions and Leaders of South Korea    

Jungkun Seo (Kyung Hee University)

Do Korean Lawmakers Respond to Constituents’ Interests? Legislative Politics of Income Inequality in Korea


3:45-4:00 PM, Break


4:00-5:45 PM                                  Panel 4 – Foreign Relations

Chair: Hong Min Park (UWM)

Hahnkyu Park (Kyung Hee University)

            International Relations in the Northeast Asian Region: Real Politick or Liberal Peace? 

Min-hyung Kim (Illinois Wesleyan University)

            Sino-U.S. Competition and South Korea’s Strategic Choice  

Ajin Choi (Yonsei University)

            Koreans’ Perception about Their Neighboring Countries 

Hyunjin Choi (Kyung Hee University)

            South Korea’s Contribution to Peace Operations: Lessons Learned from the Afghanistan War (2002-2014)   

Min Ye (University of Coastal Carolina) and Uk Heo (UWM)

            Economic Development, Military Spending, and PKO Participation: The South Korean Case


Friday, April 8

9:30-10:45 AM                                                Panel 5 – Humanities I

Chair: Andrew Porter (UWM)

Nan Kim (UWM)

            Dilemmas of Remembrance: Memory Studies and Korea’s Modernity

Heewon Cha (Ewha Womans University)

            The Effects of Chinese Watching Korean TV Drama Programs on Corporate and National Reputation

Peter Paik (UWM)

            The Admiral and the Mutant Monster: Notes on the South Korean Blockbuster Film


10:45-11:00 AM, Break          


11:00 AM-12:15 PM                                 Panel 5 – Humanities II

Chair: Marc Ethridge (UWM)

Hanyong Park (UWM)

            English Influence on the Sound Change in Korean

Youngsook Kim (Chongshin University)

            Teaching English as an International Language (EIL) and the Issue of Culture Teaching in Korea

Sooho Song (UWM)

            The Cross-cultural Analysis of Korean Interlanguage Compliment Strategies: A Mode Switching Framework


12:15 PM, Closing Remarks – James Moyer, Associate Dean, College of Letters and Science


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