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Korean Nationalism in a Divided Nation: Challenges to US Policy

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Authors
Olsen, Edward A.
Subjects
nationalism
ethnicity
identity
inter-Korean
anti-Americanism
unification
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Date of Issue
2008-04
Date
April 2008
Publisher
Center for International Studies, Inha University
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Abstract
Korean nationalism poses challenges for Koreans dwelling in each half of the divided Korean nation because each half of the nation must simultaneously deal with both their own and the other half’s form of semi-nationalism and also with peninsular pan-nationalism. Coping with these three forms of nationalism is also a problem for US policy toward each Korean state and toward inter-Korean relations. Understanding the historical evolution of these dynamics is crucial to all three players, but their perspectives on that historical legacy differ – adding to the complexity of the issue. The ways in which China, Russia and Japan cope with Korean nationalism further complicates matters for US policy. Over time, as a unified Korea’s nationalism becomes more likely, the USA shall have to adapt its policy toward Korea in a more creative manner.
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Article
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The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1976-5118.2008.00002.x
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
18 p.
Citation
Pacific Focus, Vol. XXIII, No. 1 (April 2008), 4–21.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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