A New Approach to the “History Problem” in Northeast Asia
On March 8, The East Asia Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), the European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, the Swedish Defence University and the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University held the 64th Stockholm Seminar on Japan.
The issue of history is a factor of instability in Northeast Asia, especially between Japan, Korea and China. Mutual distrust is deeply rooted in memories of war and imperialism and has increasingly threatened regional order and security over the past three decades. Barry Buzan presents a new approach to dealing with this history problem by constructing a more balanced and global view of Northeast Asia’s past.
Barry Buzan is a Fellow of the British Academy, Emeritus Professor in the LSE Department of International Relations and a Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He was formerly Montague Burton professor in the Department of International Relations, LSE. Among his books are, with Richard Little, International Systems in World History (2000); with Ole Wæver, Regions and Powers (2003); From International to World Society? (2004); with Lene Hansen, The Evolution of International Security Studies (2009); and An Introduction to the English School of International Relations (2014).
Irmy Schweiger, Professor of Chinese Studies at Stockholm University.
Karl Gustafsson, Senior Research Fellow at UI.
The seminar was moderated by Linus Hagström, Senior Research Fellow at UI and Professor of Political Science at the Swedish Defence University.