UBC Home Page
UBC Home Page
UBC Home PageUBC Home Page

News Events Directories Search UBC myUBC Login

Conferences & Workshops

Emerging Issues in Canada China Relations

Stream 1 – Track II Policy Dialogue

Canada-China Dialogue on Emerging Issues in Bilateral Relations Round II: New Dimensions of Cooperation

September 3 – 5, 2012

Hangzhou, China

Link to the report here.


Past and Future in Canada-China Relations

November 10 - 12, 2010

Shanghai, China

LInk to the report and background papers here.


Park, Kyung-Ae

M.A. and Ph.D. (University of Georgia); B.A. (Yonsei University, Seoul)
Research interests:
North and South Korean Politics, US-Korea Relations, Gender and Development
Selected Publications:
”Regime Change in North Korea?: Economic Reform and Political Opportunity Structures,” in U. Heo, T. Roehrig, and J. Seo eds., Korean Security in a Chaning East Asia (New York, NY: Praeger, 2007).
“South Korean Women in Politics,” in The Status of Women in South Korea, Asian Program Special Report, No. 132, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, September 2006, pp. 20-26.
“Democratic Consolidation in the ROK and Political Perspectives on the 2002 Presidential Election,” with H. Lee, in Alexandre Mansourov, ed., A Turning Point: Democratic Consolidation in the Republic of Korea and Strategic Readjustment in the U.S.-ROK Alliance, (Honolulu, HI: Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, 2005), pp. 47-62.
“North Korea: From Brisk Diplomacy to Impass,” Asian Survey, Vol. XLV, No. 1 (January/February, 2005), pp. 14-20.
“North Korean Nuclear Crisis and Human Security,” Korean Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. 10, 2004, pp. 17-35.
“North Korea: Pendulum Swing between Crisis and Diplomacy,” Asian Survey, Vol. XLIV, No. 1 (January/February, 2004), pp. 139-146.
“USA Lacks Options in Crisis with Pyongyang,” Jane’s Intelligence Review, Vol. 15, No. 4 (April 2003), pp. 38-39, with H. Park.
“The Status of Civil Society in North Korea and Its Ramifications for Inter-Korean Integration,” Joint U.S. - Korea Academic Studies, Vol. 12, 2002, pp. 195-211.
“Sources of North Korea’s Foreign Policy Leverage toward the U.S.: The Case of the Nuclear Deal,” in B. C. Koh, ed., Korea: Dynamics of Diplomacy and Unification (Claremont, CA: The Keck Center, Claremont McKenna College, 2001), pp. 35-67.
Korean Security Dynamics in Transition (New York, N.Y.: Palgrave-Global Publishing at St. Martin’s Press, 2001), co-edited with D. Kim.
“North Korea’s Defensive Power and U.S.-North Korea Relations,” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 73, No. 4 (Winter 2000-2001), pp. 535-553. A revised version appeared in Kyung-Ae Park and D. Kim, eds., Korean Security Dynamics in Transition (New York, N.Y.: Palgrave-Global Publishing at St. Martin’s Press, 2001), pp. 83-104.
“Introduction: The Korean Peninsula in Flux,” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 73, No. 4 (Winter 2000-2001), pp. 499-501.
“North Korea’s Nongovernmental Foreign Contacts,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Winter 2000), pp. 33-51. A full version was published as The Pattern of North Korea’s Track-Two Foreign Contacts, North Pacific Policy Papers #5 (Vancouver: Program on Canada-Asia Policy Studies, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, 2000).
“Political Representation and South Korean Women,” Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 58, No. 2 (May 1999), pp. 432-448.
“Explaining North Korea’s Negotiated Cooperation with the U.S.,” Asian Survey, Vol. XXXVII, No. 7 (July 1997), pp. 623-636.
“Ideology and Women in North Korea,” in Han S. Park, ed., North Korea: Ideology, Politics, Economy (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996), pp. 71- 85.
“Women Workers in South Korea: The Impact of Export-led Industrialization,” Asian Survey, Vol. XXXV, No. 8 (August 1995), pp. 740-756.
“Women and Revolution in South and North Korea,” in Mary Ann Tetreault, ed., Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1994), pp. 161-191. A different version was published as Women and Social Change in South and North Korea: Marxist and Liberal Perspectives, Women in International Development # 231 (East Lansing, MI: Office of Women in International Development, Michigan State University, 1992).
“Women and Revolution in China,” in Mary Ann Tetreault, ed., Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1994), pp. 137-160. A different version was published as Women and Revolution in China: The Sources of Constraints on Women’s Emancipation, Women in International Development # 230 (East Lansing, MI: Office of Women in International Development, Michigan State University, 1992).
“T’ongilui Chongch’ijok Changae Yoin [Political Obstacles to Korean Unification],” in T’ongbuka Anbo Chongseiwa Nambukhan T’ongil Chonmang [Security of Northeast Asia and the Prospects for Korean Unification] (Seoul, Korea: Asiatic Research Center, Korea University, 1994), pp. 93-104.
“Women and Development: The Case of South Korea,” Comparative Politics, Vol. 25, No. 2 (January 1993), pp. 127-145.
“Women and Revolution in North Korea,” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 65, No. 4 (Winter 1992-1993), pp. 527-545.
“Inter-Korean Relations: Changes and Prospects,” Asian Survey, Vol. XXXII, No. 5 (May 1992), pp. 429-447, co-authored with S. Lee.
“Social Reform in North Korea: Prospects for Liberalization and Democratization,” Korea Observer, Vol. XXII, No. 4 (Winter 1991), pp. 499-517.
“Pukhan Sahoeui Pyonhwa Chonmang [Prospects for Changes in North Korean Society],” in 90 nyondae Pukhanui Pyonhwawa Nambukhan Kwan’gye [Domestic Changes in North Korea and Inter-Korean Relations for the 1990s] (Seoul, Korea: National Unification Board of the Republic of Korea, 1991), pp. 83-106.
“China’s Korean Policy and the Role of the Korean-Chinese in Inter-Korean Relations,” Korea Observer, Vol. XXII, No. 2 (Summer 1991), pp. 207-228.
China and North Korea: Politics of Integration and Modernization (Hong Kong: Asian Research Service, 1990), co-authored with H. Park.
“Women and Revolution in China: The Sources of Constraints on Women’s Liberation,” Korea and World Affairs, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Winter 1990), pp. 747-774.
“Political Implications of U.S.-South Korea Trade Frictions,” in Tae Hwan Kwak and Seong Hyong Lee, eds., Forty Years of Korea-U.S. Relations, 1948-1988 (Seoul, Korea: Kyung Hee University Press, 1990), pp. 17-33.
“Ideology and Security: Self-Reliance in China and North Korea,” in Edward Azar and C. I. Moon eds., National Security in the Third World: The Management of Internal and External Threats (England: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1988), pp. 102-135, co-authored with Han Park.
“Hyondaehwa Chonryak: Chunggonggwaui Pikyo [Strategies for Modernization: Comparison with the PRC],” in Kyung Ae Park, et al., Pukhan Sahoeui Kujowa Pyonhwa [Social Structure and Change in North Korea] (Seoul, Korea: Kyungnam University Press, 1987), pp. 161-186.
“Bases of Regime Legitimacy in South and North Korea,” Korea Observer, Vol. XVIII, No. 3 (Autumn 1987), pp. 221-243, co-authored with Han Park.
“China and Inter-Korean Relations,” The Korean Journal of International Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Summer 1986), pp. 23-49, co-authored with Han Park.
“Strategies for Modernization in the People’s Republic of China and North Korea,” Asian Perspective, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 1985), pp. 24-45.
“North Korea’s Quest for Modernization: Can the Chinese Model Be Emulated?” in Korea’s Search for Democracy (Seoul, Korea: The Korean Political Science Association, 1985), pp. 147-165, co-authored with Han Park.
“Political Development in the People’s Republic of China and North Korea: A Comparative Assessment,” in Korean Democracy in a Time of Turbulence (Seoul, Korea: The Korean Political Science Association, 1983), pp. 131-156.
Invited Presentations:
Numerous presentations at the invitation of various universities, research institutes, academic associations, government agencies, and mass media in Canada, the U.S., China, Japan, and South Korea.
Universities, Research Institutes and Academic Associations:
Johns Hopkins University, University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; University of Southern California; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Los Angeles; George Washington University; University of Washington; Pennsylvania State University; Michigan State University; University of South Carolina; University of Georgia; Claremont McKenna College; Georgia State University; Western Washington University; TransPacific Hawaii College; University of Toronto; Yonsei University, Korea; Korea University; Sookmyung University, Korea; Korea National Defense University, Korea; Chongju University, Korea; Kangnam University, Korea; Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.; Heritage Foundation; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; The Carter Center; Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies; The Southern Center for International Studies; Pacific Century Institute; Korea Economic Institute of America; Pacific Council on International Policy; International Council on Korean Studies; Asia Foundation; Canadian Consortium on Asia Pacific Security; The Canada-Korea Forum; The North- South Institute; The Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development; Canada-DPRK Association; The Korean American University Professors Association; Seoul Forum for International Affairs, Korea; The Korean Political Science Association; The Korean Association of International Studies; The Korean Association for Canadian Studies; The Sejong Institute, Korea; Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, Korea; Korea Institute for National Unification, Korea; The Advisory Council on Democratic and Peaceful Unification of Korea; The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China.
Government Agencies and the Mass Media:
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; The Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S.A; Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea; Globe and Mail; Le Devoir, Voice of America, Joongang Daily Newspaper, Hankook Ilbo, Vancouver Choson, Corea Media, The Munwha Broadcasting Company of Korea, Radio Seoul.
Courses Taught:
Politics of Development, Department of Political Science; Contemporary Politics of Korea, Department of Political Science; Issues in Gender and Politics, Department of Political Science; East Asian Diplomacy, MAPPS, Institute of Asian Research; Security Module, MAPPS, Institute of Asian Research; Gender and Development, MAPPS, Institute of Asian Research
Positions recently held in the Scholarly Community:
President, the Association of Korean Political Studies in North America
Section Menu:
IAR Strategic Statement
Research Directions
Conferences & Workshops
IAR Faculty & Staff
Institute Associates
Current Visiting Researchers
Past Visiting Researchers
Research Projects
Current Research Projects
Research Projects Archive
Annual Report
The C.K. Choi Building
Seeing With New Eyes
A Constructive Idea
Script for an Asian Landscape
Stone Garden Blooms with Virtue
Green Buildings: In Transit to a Sustainable World
Swooping for Air
List of Awards, Links, Media Releases Related to Choi Building
Other Organizations housed in the C.K. Choi Building
1996 Inauguration Photos
For Visitors
Contact | Institute of Asian Research | UBC
Directions to IAR