SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

The Korea Crisis: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Professor Steve Tsang and Monica Macias Bindang

Date: 12 December 2017Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 12 December 2017Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4429

Type of Event: Talk

Professor Steve Tsang joined SOAS in 2016 as Director of SOAS China Institute.  His research interests focus on Twentieth-century Chinese history; Chinese foreign policy; China's 'peaceful rise' strategy; China's rising military might; China's soft power; China-UK relations; China-EU relations; China-US relations; China-Taiwan relations; China-Asia relations; Chinese politics; nature of political system in China; the Chinese Communist Party and democracy; human rights in China; Taiwan politics; Taiwan's external relations; Taiwan's democratisation; Taiwan's security; US-Taiwan relations; Hong Kong politics; Hong Kong's relations with mainland China; colonial history of Hong Kong.

Synopsis: Will the Trump Administration manage to get China to help resolve the nuclear and missile challenges from North Korea? This talk will focus on the real drivers behind China’s policy towards the challenges which North Korean regime under Kim Jung-en has posed for the USA, the world and, indeed, China itself. Professor Tsang suggests that China’s objective is to contain the problem not to resolve it, even though there is in principle an option available to the USA which, can persuade Beijing to work to resolve the problem.

Monica in addition to being a fine student, lived in the DPRK from the age of 6 until 24 and has written a book in Korean about this  - come and listen to her talk a bit about the experiences.

The talk will be RECORDED.
NO BOOKING required - If you do not have a SOAS ID Card please sign in at the Main reception. OPEN to all.

Organiser: CISD

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