Asian Perspective

Provides articles on global, regional, and transnational issues affecting Northeast Asia.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, 2007

Aliens among Brothers? the Status and Perception of North Korean Refugees in South Korea*
The recent dramatic increase of North Korean refugees in South Korea (called saeteomin, new settlers) has attracted the attention of scholars as well as practitioners not only because of their impact on South Korea and its citizens but, more significantly,...
China's Climate Change Policy: Domestic and International Developments*
This article demonstrates that prospects for emission reduction are not realistic under the current policy environment, and China is unlikely to take on commitments in the near future. The major determinants of and actors involved in China's climate...
Controversies over North Korean Human Rights in South Korean Society
This article examines, on the basis of international human rights norms, the controversies that exist in South Korean society with respect to North Korean human rights issues. The article looks at current human rights conditions in North Korea; the root...
Failing to Protect: Food Shortages and Prison Camps in North Korea*
This article has three purposes: first, to lay out two of the areas of most serious human rights concern regarding North Korea, namely, the chronic food shortage crisis afflicting the country and the prison camp system; second, to characterize the main...
Japan's Oda at the Crossroads: Disbursement Patterns of Japan's Development Assistance to Southeast Asia
The article examines the recent changes in Japan's official development assistance (ODA) to Southeast Asia in response to domestic and international challenges after the cold war. It argues that Japan is in a position where it has to choose between "spending"...
Ten Years of Knowledge Partnership with North Korea*
This article analyzes broadly defined economics-related knowledge partnership (KP) between North Korea and the international community. Knowledge partnership with North Korea was prominent during 2001-2004 but decreased drastically after 2005 due to...
The China Factor in the Hong Kong Public's Changing Perceptions of "One Country, Two Systems"*
This article depicts changes in the public's perceptions in Hong Kong of the implementation of the "one country, two systems" policy following the handover in 1997 and discusses the role of the China factor in shaping such perceptions. It finds that...