Public lecture of Vincent Woo Distinguished Visiting Scholar Programme on “The Sources of North Korean Conduct”
On 5 February, Professor Bruce Cumings, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College at the University of Chicago, and Vincent Woo Distinguished Visiting Scholar 2017-18 of Lingnan University, delivered a public lecture entitled “The Sources of North Korean Conduct”.
North Korea’s political behavior often seems as inscrutable. During the lecture, Professor Cumings offered an analysis of the logic of the North Korea and discussed whether the North could be contained over the long term with its new nuclear capabilities. The lecture attracted around 90 participants, including guests from U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, other UGC-funded institutions and Lingnan staff and students.
Professor Bruce Cumings is an influential expert on Korean history and Asian affairs. His research covers the fields of modern Korean history, twentieth-century international history, US-East Asian relations, East Asian political economy, and American foreign relations. He is the author of numerous books, including The Origins of the Korean War, which won the John King Fairbank Book Award of the American Historical Association and the Quincy Wright Book Award of the International Studies Association. His articles have appeared in many academic journals. In addition, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and is the recipient of fellowships from numerous foundations.
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