The 3rd DiverseAsia Colloquium


  • Date & Time: Friday, 23 November, 2018, 13:00-18:30
  • Place: Room #230, SNUAC(Bldg#101)
  • Co-Hosts: SNUAC Asia Regional Review Team
  • Inquiry: +82-880-2082 /


The Asia Regional Review Team at SNUAC has launched its webzine, DiverseAsia, connecting regions and themes in Asia aspiring to facilitate exchange, cooperation, and integration in Asia. The colloquium will provide an opportunity for the authors in the December issue of the webzine to introduce their articles encouraging public discussions. We look forward to your interest in the December issue of DiverseAsia and the 3rd colloquium.

Please click the link for the program==>DiverseAsia 3rd Colloquium Program(181108)


The third colloquium of the SNUAC webzine DiverseAsia, represented by its original and in-depth perspective on contemporary issues in Asia, was held on Friday, November 23, 2018. The colloquium provided an opportunity to meet the contributors of the new issue before its publication. Presentations and questions touching on diverse issues from anthropological to political and economic within the entire Asian region were presented at this event.

In the first session, current issues on the blasphemy law in Indonesia, controversy on the historical view of Japan’s bestselling author Haruki Murakami, the disputes surrounding Indologist Wendy Doniger, and the story of Yemen with the title ‘Pitiable Arabia’ were examined. The second session’s presentations were from a different angle where the focus was on the issues of the Korean peninsula that are currently extending to world affairs. The internal situation of Iran after Trump administration’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, the future state of affairs in the Korean peninsula based on North Korea-ASEAN relations, the factors interfering with the success of Korea-Far East Russia cooperation, and the birth of the capitalist class in Kazakhstan society were observed. The last session involved fieldwork research. Various research from development cooperation specialist’s perspective of Laos to research on the central Eurasian region and Silk Road were explored in the last session.