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Tentative Programme

Venue: Paul S. Lam Conference Centre, 
Amenities Building, Lingnan University
Date: 10 June 2010 (Thursday)
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Welcoming Remarks


Jesús Seade
Vice President, Lingnan University

Baohui Zhang
Director, Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University

Brian Bridges
Head, Department of Political Science, Lingnan University

, Republic of Korea

Consul-General, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


Session 1: History, Peace and Remembrance: An Overview                                       
Chair: Brian Bridges, Lingnan University


Symbolic Meaning of Historical Injustices: Attitudes of South Korean Students to Japan’s Policy of Dealing with the Past
Roman David, Lecturer, Newcastle University

A Lethe of Peace in North-east Asia: Memories of Force and The Prospect for Reconciliation
Simone Chun, Assistant Professor, Suffolk University

Remembrance and Oblivion: Reconstruction of War Memories in Japan

Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor, University of Tokyo


Coffee Break


Session 2-1: Relations between the North (Korea) and South (Korea)
Chair: Mikyoung Kim, Hiroshima Peace Institute


Changes and Issues in Inter-Korean Relation: Asymmetry, Cooperation and Tension
Myoung-Kyu Park, Professor, Seoul National University

Relations between the North and South
Thae Ung Ro, Senior Researcher, Institute for Disarmament and Peace, DPRK

Investing in Engagement: Encouraging Responsible Actions through FDI in North Korea?

Kevin Shepard, James A. Kelly Korean Studies Fellow, Pacific Forum, CSIS


 Lunch (by invitation only)



Session 2-2: Relations between the North (Korea) and South (Korea)
Chair: Peter Ferdinand, Warwick University


Nostalgia as Counter-Hegemonic Narrative: A Discourse Analysis of North Korean Settlers in the South
Mikyoung Kim, Associate Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute

How Should The Two Koreas Handle Each Other?
Aidan Foster-Carter, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Leeds University



Session 3: Relations between Korea and its Neighbours
Chair: Nick Thomas, City University of Hong Kong


Factors Forming the Bilateral Relationship between Korea and Japan in the Post-Cold War Era
Hosup Kim, Professor, Chung-Ang University

Korean Nuclear Crisis and the Changing Sino-DPRK Relations

Jian Cai, Associate Professor, Fudan University

An Emerging “Strategic Partnership” between Beijing and Seoul? Historical Lessons and Strategic Realities
Taeho Kim, Professor, Hallym University


Coffee Break


Session 4:  Regional Security and Peace Building: Alternative Approaches
Chair: Baohui Zhang, Lingnan University


In Search for New Peace System in Northeast Asia: Russia’s View
Alexander Zhebin, Director, Centre for Korean Studies, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Moscow

Security Situation on the Korean Peninsular and the Measures for Building Confidence
Kwang Yong So,  Researcher, Institute for Disarmament and Peace, DPRK

Regional Cooperation in North-east Asia: Lessons from Europe?

Brian Bridges, Professor, Lingnan University

North Korea’s Denuclearization through the Six Party Process
Tae-Hwan Kwak, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Kentucky University

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