Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies
Korean Peninsula and the Struggle between World Powers:
100 Years After The Taft-Katsura Agreement and The Portsmouth Treaty
ICAS Winter Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
February 24, 2005 Thursday
U S Senate Dirksen Building Room SD 226
Washington D C 20510
We are pleased to share with you that Emanuel Pastreich
will present "The Korean Peninsula and the Struggle between World Powers: A Comparison
of Two Historical Moments: 1905 & 2005" at the ICAS Winter Symposium 2005.
Pastreich is an assistant professor of Japanese Studies at Parkland College in Champaign,
Illinois. Emanuel has written extensively on the history, thought and literature
of Korea, China and Japan. Most of his work has concerned the intellectual, cultural
and political relations between Korea, China and Japan from the seventeenth century
through the twentieth century. Emanuel's forthcoming book focuses on the reception
of Chinese vernacular narrative in Korea and Japan. More recently, he has written
on globalization and social change, the internet, Taiwan Straits issues, Chinese-American
relations, and North Korea. Emanuel has made an effort to interpret recent developments
in Asia in light of precedents from the early modern and pre-modern period.
Emanuel graduated from Yale College in the major of Chinese Language and Literature in 1987.
He spent his junior year abroad at National Taiwan University taking courses in
Chinese literature and culture. Emanuel went on to receive an M.A. in Comparative
Culture from University of Tokyo in 1992 for which he wrote a thesis in Japanese.
He received a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University
in 1997. In addition, Emanuel conducted research at Seoul National University (1995-96)
and at Korea University (1997) in Korean and Chinese studies. He has taught at Harvard
University, University of California Berkeley, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Admission to this programme is free of charge and open to public. However, seating
is limited and pre-registration is advised. Please register on-line at:
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President