Welcome to East Asia Integration Studies, an online portal initiated by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Korea. You can find our latest news below. Subscribing to the East Asia Integration Studies newsletter is a feature to stay up to date with the developments in ASEAN+3. You can do so here, or download it here.

The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) as a political foundation is working in the field of political education. Its goal is “to serve democracy, peace and development”. Therefore, one aspect of the project in the Republic of Korea is to transfer knowledge about the reunification in Germany to Koreans – particularly to those near the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Moreover, as the HSF has offices not only in the Republic of Korea, but also in China, Indonesia and the Philippines, it shows particular interest in the development of East Asia and the economic integration in this region. Thus this website offers a newsboard, articles book reviews and links to homepages concerning East Asia Integration Studies.

For further information about the Hanns Seidel Foundation please look at: http://www.hss.de/english.html

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Call for book reviewers 11-2015

Dear readers,

06/11/2015 – The field of Asian bilateral and multilateral integration is ever increasing, and so is the academic output in the field.

www.asianintegration.org extends this invitation for scholars and practitioners to review books for our website on East Asian economic integration. If you are interested in reviewing books for www.asianintegration.org, please send an e-mail message mentioning “book reviews” as well as the title(s), you want to review, with a short biographical note and a specification of your area of interest to our office at: for2@hss.or.kr.

Currently, the following books are available for review (List of Books Available for Reviews)



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Newsletter: Asianintegration 16.11. – 20.11.


Author(s): Sigfrido Burgos CàceresChina’s Strategic Interests in the South China Sea

Reviewer: Alessandro Uras

The South China Sea dispute is one of the most controversial issues of our days both diplomatically and academically. The states involved directly, such as Brunei, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, and indirectly, Japan and United States of America, in that issue are some of the most powerful and rich in the world. Each one of these countries have their own strategic interests in the region, from territorial claims to safeguarding freedom of navigation and sea lines of communication (SLOC). more…