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Yale Alum John Delury Speaks on Asia's Anti-Democracy, North Korea
An Asia Society Event


Yale B.A. and Ph.D. John Delury comes to Houston later this month to examine North Korea, one of the last surviving planned socialist economies, history's only communist dynasty, and an ideological hybrid of Confucianism, Christianity, Stalinism, and Maoism. To its south lies arguably the most democratic society in East Asia—South Korea. Across its northern border, China is being remade by relentless socio-economic dynamism. But North Korea's regime has proven itself remarkably resilient, and at least for now is East Asia's most undemocratic state.

John Delury, associate director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, explores what paths, if any, to democratic rule are imaginable for the North Korean people and what can be done to lay foundations for a more moderate and liberal regime. He speaks on April 29 as the third and final speaker in the 2010 BP Speaker Series: Prospects for Democracy: China, Afghanistan, and North Korea.

Delury, who is also director of Asia Society's China Boom Project, has a BA and Ph.D. in history from Yale and has taught Chinese history and politics at Brown University. His article "North Korea: 20 Years of Solitude" appeared in World Policy Journal (Winter 2008/09). He has also written for Far Eastern Economic Review, Policy Review, Project Syndicate and Journal of Asian Studies.
To register, visit the Asia Society Website

Event Information
Thursday, Apr 29 2010 at 11:30am - 1:00pm [ iCal ]
The Houston Club
811 Rusk Ave
Houston, TX 77002

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