The Limits of China’s Influence on North Korea: Six Decades of Bilateral Friction and Cooperation

“Asia Carrousel” event organized by the Asia and Oceania Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands and the Modern East Asia Research Center (MEARC).

Wanneer

30 June 2014

Waar

Café Restaurant Dudok | Hofweg 1a | The Hague

Asia Carrousel

The “Asia Carrousel” is a series of events taking place in 2014 which aims to strengthen and deepen relations between the Netherlands and Asia, and all partners involved. As part of the Asia Carrousel, the Asia and Oceania Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organizing a number of external events involving Dutch diplomats currently posted in Asian countries who give presentations about their work abroad.

James Person

Based on new findings from the archives of North Korea’s former and current communist allies, James Person, Director of the North Korea International History Program at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, will give a presentation on previously hidden dynamics in the Sino-DPRK alliance that limit Beijing’s present-day influence over Pyongyang. Person holds a PhD in modern Korean history from the George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Programme

16:15 – 16:30 Welcome

16:30 – 17:15 Presentation: The Limits of China’s Influence on North Korea: six decades of bilateral friction and cooperation James Person, the Director of the North Korea International History Program at the Wilson Center in Washington DC

17:15 – 17:30 Discussion

17:30 Reception