What has prompted the recent estrangement between Japan and South Korea, and why have the two countries been unable to put aside their differences? In a paper originally prepared for a forum in Washington, DC, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in October 2013, Research Fellow Bonji Ohara points to both domestic and regional factors, noting the important role Washington can play in breaking the impasse between its two East Asian allies.
Is President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese dream” a vision of social equity or global supremacy? Keio University’s Tomoki Kamo explores this crucial question in the light of mounting political challenges facing China’s one-party state.
While earlier generations of Chinese emigrants settled down and assiduously built careers in their adopted homes, the Chinese who are now moving abroad are, for the most part, affluent individuals who are taking advantage of foreign countries’ investment immigration policies to purchase second homes, notably in Malaysia and southern Europe. Anthropologist Chen Tien-shi examines recent trends in the Chinese diaspora and their domestic implications.
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