Tussen droom en werkelijkheid: obstakels naar Koreaanse hereniging

Sinds 1945 is het Koreaanse schiereiland verdeeld in Noord en Zuid Korea. De tweedeling was een gevolg van de Japanse capitulatie en de bezetting van Noord en Zuid Korea door respectievelijk de Soviet Unie en de Verenigde Staten. De Koreaanse oorlog stond in de sterren geschreven. Ruim 60 jaar na de Koreaanse oorlog loopt de publieke opinie echter steeds minder warm voor een Koreaanse hereniging. Beide partijen hebben zich eens temeer teruggetrokken in hun eigen grote gelijk.

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From Garbage to Art: Environmental Consciousness in Japan in the Post-Cold War Era

Kimiyo Mishima, Another Rebirth 2005-N , 2001-05, Benesse Holdings, Inc., courtesy MEM, Tokyo

The Research Project “From Garbage to Art: Environmental Consciousness in Japan in the Post-Cold War Era” brings together experts on waste and consumption, environmental issues, visual culture and art history. This is the inaugural workshop of the project.

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East Asia: Multiple voices, hidden communitie

The relations between the different states in East Asia have been showing significant tension the last year. North Korea’s position remains problematic and has now been officially accused of crimes against humanity, South Korea and Japan clash over Japan’s treatment of its war past. The recent antagonism between China and Japan has even led some observers to compare these tensions to pre-Sarajevo 1914.

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The Chinese Media and Relations with Europe

How is Chinese journalism affected by the recent focus on deepening reform in China and by China’s rise? Do intensified economic change and evolving state-society relations influence media organizations? What does all this talk about change mean for the variety in media practice and the kinds of themes that journalists choose (or are allowed) to address? These are the issues under debate at an international conference at the Clingendael Institute, which will dispel the myth of China as a media monolith.

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