Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Stanford University

Shorenstein APARC News

February 16, 2011

Leif-Eric Easley discusses issues of Korean and U.S. identity

In the case of the Korean Peninsula, what is the possible political significance of soccer? How do South Koreans view the United States, especially vis-à-vis North Korea's nuclear program? Leif-Eric Easley, the 2010-2011 Northeast Asian History Fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, answered these and other identity-related questions in a recent news brief published by the University of Southern California's Korean Studies Institute (KSI). Easley is a former visiting fellow at KSI and has contributed to previous news briefs dealing with inter-Korean relations and South Korean politics.