Virtual book launch: East-West Reflections on Demonization North Korea Now, China Next?

Marie Yoshida Discussion
December 2, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Chinese History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, East Asian History / Studies, Korean History / Studies

East-West Reflections on Demonization. North Korea Now, China Next?

Edited by Geir Helgesen and Rachel Harrison, NIAS Press, 2020

Book launch on 2 Dec, 14:00-15:30 Copenhagen time (CET)

Join us for this online book launch featuring the editors who will elaborate on their ideas behind the book and presentations of select chapters by the respective authors. Following the presentations, there will be time for comments and questions from the audience.

About the book

Although the rapid spread worldwide of the coronavirus in 2020 has focused minds everywhere on the dangers of a global pandemic, other dangers facing the world have not diminished. Failure to resolve issues relating to the divided Korean peninsula is one of these. In East-West Reflections on Demonization, 18 scholars from Asia, the United States and Europe share their insights as they strive to get beyond the everyday rhetoric clouding the situation. They address the demonization issue as a multidimensional problem, exploring its different aspects from Western and Eastern perspectives. However, North Korea is not the only country in the cross-hairs of heavyweight media organizations. The intensifying great power struggle between China and the United States is being played out on television, online and in the print media of both countries and beyond. In this developing conflict the two Koreas play a minor, almost bystander role.


Chunrong Liu, Fudan European Centre for China Studies, University of Copenhagen
Daniel A. Bell, Shandong University
Geir Helgesen, Cross-Cultural Solutions, formerly NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Gyuseog Han, Chonnam National University
James Wertsch, Washington University in St. Louis
Myungkoo Kang, Seoul National University
Rachel Harrison, SOAS, University of London

For more information and registration

The event is organized by
NIAS Press and NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Fudan European Centre for China Studies
SOAS, University of London
Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen

Contact Info: 

Marie Yoshida

Senior Advisor, Asian Dynamics Initiative, Univeristy of Copenhagen

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