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Defamation law, privacy and the #MeToo Movement in Korea

Defamation law, privacy and the #MeToo Movement in Korea Judge Juhui Cha of the Suwon District Court speaks to A/Professor Stacey Steele from Melbourne Law School about the intersection of defamation law and privacy in the Republic of Korea in light of the #MeToo movement. SS: Judge Cha, it was a pleasure to host you …

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20 Years of Korean Studies in Australia

The story of Korean Studies in Australia over the last twenty years is a pleasing one, albeit with some highs and lows. In the 1990s Korean language programs were running in eight universities across Australia, including Swinburne, Griffith and Curtin Universities. Today there are fewer combined Korean language and Studies programs, but those that exist …

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Political scandals hang over Moon’s rush to populist projects

As South Korea’s left-wing President Moon Jae-in enters the third year of his presidency, he appears to be rushing into two all-out populist projects at the risk of his presidential credibility. First, Moon is rushing into joint economic projects with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un despite Kim’s commitment to denuclearisation remaining uncertain after the collapse …

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One hundred years on from the Korean Sam-il Independence Movement

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the Sam-il Independence (or March First) Movement that began on 1 March 1919 in Seoul and quickly spread throughout Korea. The movement was comprised of a series of demonstrations constituting some of the earliest displays of Korean resistance to the Japanese annexation and colonisation of Korea (1910–1945). In …

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