ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

January 6, 2005

Emanuel Pastreich
Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies
Parkland College

to speak

The 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


Dear Friends:

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.

Emanuel 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:

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Sang Joo Kim / signed
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