Nationalism and the Korean Peninsula

Open Panel

This panel brings together scholars from Korea to discuss nationalism on the Korean peninsula, in both North and South Korea, and with regard to a unifed Korea. Kim starts with a study on ethnic nationalism in North Korea, followeed by Kang and Ahn on the future of such nationalism. This North korean fopcus on ethnic nationalimsm is in contrast to the chan ging situation in South korea, which is slowly opening up to immigration and a multicultural Korea. Lee explores these perception changes of nationalism among young people with regard to the unification of Korea. Cho looks beyond ethnic Koreans to the refugee resettlement policies in South Korea, which are countering the 'pure bloodline' narrative of North Korea (and older policies of South Korea).