[KS] The 61st Yonsei-KF Korean Studies Forum

김혁래 hyukrae at yonsei.ac.kr
Mon Sep 18 11:32:15 EDT 2006

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The Korean Studies Program and the Institute for Modern Korean Studies at the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University are pleased to invite you to attend the 61st Yonsei-KF Korean Studies Forum, which will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00 PM in Room 702 of New Millennium Hall at Yonsei University. The speaker will be Yonsei University Visiting Professor, Yiming He. The title of his talk will be  "Korea-China Economic Relations: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities."  The abstract of his paper and a brief bio can be found at the end of this email.  
 The presentation will be followed by a dinner reception. I hope you will come to enjoy the presentation, discussion, and reception. Please contact Jennifer Bresnahan at 010-5441-9204, jennifer.bresnahan at gmail.com for further inquiries.  
Hyuk-Rae Kim
Professor of Korean Studies
GSIS, Yonsei University 


            Since 1992, when official diplomatic relationship was forged, economic connection between Republic of Korea (ROK) and has been developing with leaps and bounds. has maintained the status as ROK’s largest trade partner and the largest consuming market of “Made in ” for two consecutive years. ROK has ranked the fourth largest trade partner and the second largest buyer of , has also become the largest investment destination of Korean enterprises. The growing trend remains robust. 
            Although the two countries have reaped a bumper harvest in their economic cooperation and the statistics continue to indicate vigorous growth in major fields. However, this cannot overshadow the existing problems. The “Double Dissymmetry” in bilateral economic exchange, the adjustment of economic structure and policies of the two governments, the changes of public opinion on bilateral economic development, the surging economic nationalism, imbalance of technological up-gradation, and gaming in regional and international relations, all are going to exert their influence upon the orientation of the bilateral economic cooperation. If improperly handled, these may pose barriers, difficulties or setbacks, and may threaten to derail the development of bilateral economic relations. 
            With a view of future, the two countries should strengthen their cooperation in the existing economic fields and tackle the problems they are confronted with in effective and efficient ways. At the same time they should explore new spaces of cooperation like energy security, environmental protection, financial markets, and regional economic integration in
            Northeast Asia , to pursue their commonly-shared interests.


Biography:      Yiming He (Ph.D., Ocean University, China), is an Associate Professor from the

College of

Economics , Ocean University of China. (email: heyiming8899 at yahoo.com.cn).  He's research field lies in international economics, the integration of East Asian economies, and Foreign Direct Investment in

.  He was the director of the Sino-American Cultural Exchange Program at Yantai University from 1991-1997.  He has been the co-director of Chinese Business Program (CBP) for international students and the coordinator of Train The Trainer(TTT)Program which is sponsored by the Dutch Government at Ocean University in China since 2000.  In September 2003, Professor He visited Hastings College of the UK to be trained in business study and IELTS coaching.  In June of 2005, he visited Chosun University of South Korea to attend an international conference hosted by The Korean Port Economic Association and published an article about the developing trend of

’s container shipping.  Currently, he is a visiting Professor at Yonsei University.
      Professor He has published over thirty articles in key Chinese economic and business journals and authored two books.  He has also won and accomplished two state bidding projects and three provincial government sponsored projects.    

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