Emanuel Pastreich

Emanuel Pastreich serves as the director of the Asia Institute at SolBridge International School of Business in Daejeon, Korea (part of Woosong University). Pastreich also serves as advisor to the governor of Chungnam province, for foreign relations. As the first non-Korean ever appointed to this position, Pastreich is deeply involved in recruiting foreign direct investment, promoting tourism, introducing abroad Chungnam’s agricultural products and planning for a multicultural future for the region.

Pastreich teaches courses in international relations, business leadership & business communications.

Pastreich’s articles extend over such subjects as globalization, the Internet, Taiwan Straits issues, Sino-American relations, the Korean Peninsula and contemporary American politics and have appeared in such journals as Japan Focus, Foreign Policy in Focus, The Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies and the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Daily Report of the Nautilus Institute.Pastreich taught previously at University of Illinois and George Washington University. He served as editor of the official newspaper “Dynamic Korea” of the Korean Embassy and as advisor to the Minister for Public Affairs (2005-2007).

Pastreich has a B.A. degree in Chinese literature from Yale University (1987). He has a master’s degree from the University of Tokyo in comparative culture (1992) and a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Harvard University (1997). He graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco (1983). He is fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

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