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The Korean language is booming at Australian universities. What needs to be done to keep the momentum going?
In the last of a series of articles on the state of Asian studies and language teaching in Australia, Nicola Fraschini addresses the challenge of sustaining burgeoning interest in Korean language studies beyond the hype of Korean pop culture.
Strengthening South Korea’s New Strategic Posture
Under President Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea is adapting to a rapidly changing geopolitical environment by seeking to elevate its international profile and improve relations with key allies. But writes Yoon Young-kwan sustaining this important strategic shift will require its deeper institutionalisation, both at home and in the US and Japan.
Australia’s South Korea problem
While the partnership with South Korea demonstrates enormous potential for Australia, our attention is too wrapped up in its belligerent northern neighbour, write Jeffrey Robertson and Adie Gerszberg.
Australia-Korea Relations about commerce, not strategy
It’s a mistake to believe Australia can build relations with South Korea on shared strategic interests, writes Jeffrey Robertson.
Korea’s cultural exports and soft power: Understanding the true scale of this trend
The direct economic contribution of Hallyu — the ‘Korean wave’ of popular culture — is small, but the benefits to Korea can extend well beyond the culture industry, writes Jimmyn Parc.