Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University

anti-Japanese demonstrations in Beijing, September 2012
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December 3, 2013 - KSP News

Balanced history education is essential to resolve "Northeast Asia paradox"

Gi-Wook Shin, director of Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, says, "history education is very susceptible to national sentiments and apt to have politically explosive potential because it is closely related to the national identity of a country." "Balanced history education is needed to resolve the 'Northeast Asia paradox,' a quandary highlighted by intense territorial disputes and conflicting historical perceptions despite close economic, cultural and social exchanges between the regional countries."

The complete article is available at Korea Focus, December 2013.