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

webinar — 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.


Date & Time:

Online via Zoom. Please register.

Hosted by:
ADI, NIAS, NIAS Press, Fudan Centre, SOAS



(Begin of language: Danish)

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: North Korea Now, China Next?, 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.



Brief opening remarks: Marie Yoshida, ADI

A few words on the book by the editors
Geir Helgesen, Cross-Cultural Solutions, formerly NIAS and Rachel Harrison, SOAS, University of London

Presentation of individual chapters

Myungkoo Kang, Seoul National University
Gyuseog Han, Chonnam National University
Chunrong Liu, Fudan Centre, University of Copenhagen
Daniel A. Bell, Shandong University
James Wertsch, Washington University in St. Louis

Summing up

Comments and questions



Please register for this event. Upon registration you will receive information on how to join the event.


The book is available for purchase at NIAS Press.

(End of language: Danish)