This conference volume captures and analyzes the role of Korea and East Asia in a changing economic and security environment. (editors: Heung Ching Kim, Sung-Hoon Park, and Rudiger Frank).
East Asia has obviously become a focal point of international politics as well as one of the major engines of the world economy. In cultural terms the East Asian region is experiencing its own renaissance. Due to the geographically and culturally central position of Korea and the two different systems that have been established on the peninsula, looking at Korea is among the best ways to understand the East Asian region and its economic, political and social developments.