Session: Session 1 / Regency Room
Date/Time: April 22, 2014 / 13:00-14:15
Gilbert Rozman, The Asan Forum
Chen Zhimin, Fudan University
Ralph Cossa, Pacific Forum CSIS
Kim Jiyoon, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Togo Kazuhiko, Kyoto Sangyo University
The economic rise of East Asia has often been called a miracle. Today, the hard-won prosperity is being threatened by resurgent nationalism and realpolitik. The attendant territorial disputes, historical revisionism, and an impending arms race hearken back to the darkest period in the region’s history. Why is this happening now? What are the regional dynamics and historical inertia behind this ominous trend? Is this a passing phase? Can we overcome history or will we be overwhelmed by it?