East Asian Cooperation: the Korean Wave and Cultural Diplomacy

East Asian Cooperation: the Korean Wave and Cultural Diplomacy

Won K. Paik
Department of Political Science and Diplomacy
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Seoul, Korea

Giwoong Jung
Center for International Area Studies
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Seoul, Korea


Abstract

There are diverse views on the future of the East Asia, ranging from the Pacific century view to regional fragmentation. The region has become the fastest growing economic area in the world, ...

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the East Asia. To conclude, there are a number of important precursors that would be instrumental in shaping East Asia's future. The first precursor to the future would be the China question. From the United States' point of view, there has been a suggestion toward the polices of "congagement" that would allow the United States to both engage and contain China, with Asia conforming to whichever strategy was pursued. The second precursor to the future is the two Koreas question. Although the Korean peninsula is still divided, it is possible but somewhat unlikely to expect multilateral cooperation in nuclear energy in the region. In this backdrop, Korean popular culture, also known as the "Korean Wave" (Hallyu in Korean) ranges from television dramas, movies, popular music (K-pop), food, fashion, tourism, and language, which have been spreading widely in East Asia, would be the focal point of the third precursor. In particular, are there any relationships between the spread of the ...

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century, we have seen the end of the Cold War, an increased prospect of the Pacific Century as the countries of East Asia have come into their own as important members of the global network of economic and political relationships.

The main purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for the future of East Asia, by focusing and critically analyzing both "hard" and "soft" power approach to East Asian cooperation. In particular, the dynamics and roles of the United States and its relations with the East Asia will be analyzed and interpreted in regional and global context in order to provide several precursors and conclusive observations regarding the future of East Asia.

There are ...

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