Tag: Politics, Political Studies, Political Sciences,


Re-Thinking the Cultural Politics of Otherness: Theories and Practices

Chair: Jinwoo Choi, Hanynag University, South Korea Symposium Abstract This panel is concerned with the complex political process of otherness, which can be seen in multiple discourses and practices of political philosophy, historical narratives, contemporary identity politics, and cultural heritage. From political thoughts of being with others to UNESCO’s contemporary discourses on national belonging, the cultural


Registration of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage and Contestation of Belongings in North EastAsia

UNESCO has played a leading role in the protection of cultural heritage. While 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage(ICH) calls for international cooperation to safeguard the world’s intangible heritage, it inadvertently fosters nationalist claims on cultural ownership. The signatories of the Convention may treat the Convention as an approval of authentic


Silk Road As Political Metaphor: Quest for an Ideal World in Ancient Korea

This paper explores the Silk Roads as a political metaphor in the context of Korea’s ancient kingdoms. Typically, many consider Northeast Asia far from the Silk Roads. But the Silk Roads have always symbolized legendary, mythical, or sacred meanings for Koreans, imparting a sense of legitimacy to political life. Rulers apprehended “exotic” cultures in terms


Ordinary Interaction and Severance: Relationships Between South Koreans and North Korean Refugees

This article investigates relationships between South Koreans and North Korean Refugees where many North Korean Refugees co-reside with native South Koreans. It focuses on the relationships within a space for everyday life. By examining interaction and social relations of South-North Koreans in a ordinary social space, this articles provides useful data to comprehend cognitively and


Theoretical Implications of Cosmopolitanism and Korean Textbooks Analysis

In an era of diversity and conflicts, we need to consider cosmopolitanism which has important lessons for all mankind beyond multiculturalism. Cosmopolitanism includes norms and ethics that transcend national and cultural barriers. On the other hand, multiculturalism draws a line between cultures to create differences that lead to unique identity. However, the Korean social studies