Korea's Changing Roles in Southeast Asia: Expanding Influence and Relations

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"Although Korea and the ASEAN countries have had a very close relationship since achieving independence in the 1940s and 1950s, systematic reviews of that relationship are alarmingly scarce due to the preoccupation of scholars, both Korean and Southeast Asian, with more urgent issues surrounding the country and the region. The consequence of this situation is the limited academic capacity of both Korea and the ASEAN countries to ponder past, present and future bilateral relations, which, if managed well, might have contributed to mutual interests. The chapters, including the introductory one by David I. Steinberg, provide a useful and diverse portrait of the current status of the Korea-ASEAN relationship. The authors of the chapters are prominent scholars who have conducted research on the topics covered and are very familiar with the current situation. Therefore, this book is a good first guide for researchers interested in the relationship, as well as those new to the topic" (Pacific Affairs).

About the Publication

The Republic of Korea's global expansion has been mirrored by its interest and presence in Southeast Asia. From trade, investment, aid, tourism, to the cultural "Korean wave", its various roles have blossomed and its influence has grown. The ASEAN region has not only affected Korean foreign policy, but also many aspects of Korean life, from the migration of Southeast Asian industrial workers to marriages and the curricula of academic institutions. This volume explores various aspects of these new relationships and their importance to all concerned parties. It brings together a group of specialists who have documented the growing interlocking roles between Korea and ASEAN and its constituent states in detail. These developments have profound implications for relations in the East and Southeast Asian regions, and for the world as a whole.

Co-publication: ISEAS / ASEAN-Korea Centre

ISEAS / ASEAN-Korea Centre


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Korea's Changing Roles in Southeast Asia: Expanding Influence and Relations [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-230-970-9] 48.00 USD
Preliminary pages Download
1. Tenuous Beginnings, Vigorous Developments, by David I Steinberg, author Download
2. Perspectives on Korea's Role in ASEAN, by Surin Pitsuwan, author 5.00 USD
3. South Korea and Southeast Asia: Ideas for Deepening the Partnership, by David Koh Wee Hock, author 5.00 USD
4. Divergence Amidst Convergence: Assessing Southeast and Northeast Asian Security Dynamics, by Chung Min Lee, author 5.00 USD
5. Korea's Economic Relations with Southeast Asia, by Jong-Kil Kim, author 5.00 USD
6. Investment of Korean Electronics Industry in Southeast Asia, by Park Bun Soon, author 5.00 USD
7. Korean Assistance to Southeast Asia, by Yul Kwon, author 5.00 USD
8. Korean Development Model: Lessons for Southeast Asia, by Seok-Choon Lew, Hye Suk Wang, authors 5.00 USD
9. Southeast Asian Migrant Workers in South Korea, by Kim Yeong-Hyun, author 5.00 USD
10. Filipina Wives and "Multicultural" Families in Korea, by Kim Min Jung, author 5.00 USD
11. A Fading Wave, Sinking Tide? A Southeast Asian Perspective on the Korean Wave, by Pavin Chachavalpongpun, author 5.00 USD
12. The Korean Wave: Korea's Soft Power in Southeast Asia, by Kim Joong-Keun, author 5.00 USD
13. The Republic of Korea in Southeast Asia: Expanding Influence and Relations, by Kwak Tae Yang, author 5.00 USD
14. Korea's Preparation for Southeast Asia: Research and Education on Southeast Asian Studies in Korea, by Seung Woo Park, author 5.00 USD
15. Conclusion, by David I Steinberg, author 5.00 USD
Index Download

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