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Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia
Journal Basic Information
Journal DOI :
World Association for Triple hElix and Future strategy studies
Editor in Chief :
Han Woo PARK
Volume & Issues
Volume 12, Issue 2 - Oct 2013
Volume 12, Issue 1 - May 2013
Selecting the target year
Journal History and Impact Revisited
Khan, Gohar Feroz ; Park, Han Woo ;
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, volume 12, issue 1, 2013, Pages 1~3
DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2013.12.1.001
It has been more than 11 years since The Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (ISSN 1684-629) was first launched in the year 2001. Since its launch, the Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA) has gone through several changes and developments, including a recent change in ownership. Now the JCEA is primary published by the Cyber Emotions Research Institute at YeungNam University, South Korea. In order to widen the journal`s scope and readership, the Asia Triple Helix Society was also engaged as co-publisher. In this article, we detail these developments; particularly we will discus the journal`s history, current status, and impact factor.
Interacting or Just Acting? -A Case Study of European, Korean, and American Politicians` Interactions with the Public on Twitter
Otterbacher, Jahna ; Shapiro, Matthew A. ; Hemphill, Libby ;
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, volume 12, issue 1, 2013, Pages 5~20
DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2013.12.1.005
Social media holds the potential to facilitate vertical political communication by giving citizens the opportunity to interact directly with their representatives. However, skeptics claim that even when politicians use "interactive media," they avoid direct engagement with constituents, using technology to present a façade of interactivity instead of a genuine dialogue. This study explores how elected officials in three regions of the world are using Twitter to interact with the public. Using the Twitter activity of 15 officials over a period of six months, we show that in addition to the structural features of Twitter that are designed to promote interaction, officials rely on language to foster or to avoid engagement. We also provide evidence that the existence of interactive features does not guarantee interactivity.
Voter Perceptions and Behavior in East Asian Mixed Systems
Rich, Timothy S. ;
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, volume 12, issue 1, 2013, Pages 21~34
DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2013.12.1.021
How do mixed legislative systems shape voter behavior and public perceptions? Through an analysis of the electoral systems in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, this paper evaluates the extent to which the public in these three countries understand their mixed systems and whether claims of voter ignorance translate into irrational voting behavior based on the institutional effects of mixed systems. Through a multi-method approach including data from outside of East Asia, this analysis seeks to determine whether these three cases exhibit patterns consistent with other mixed systems. Empirical analysis affirms levels of strategic voting consistent with comprehension of electoral rules. Furthermore, this analysis suggests a disconnect between practical knowledge and electoral expectations.
Government Policy and Internationalisation of Universities: The Case of International Student Mobility in South Korea
Kwon, Ki-Seok ;
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, volume 12, issue 1, 2013, Pages 35~47
DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2013.12.1.035
During the last a few decades, internationalisation of universities has emerged as an important issue not only in developed countries but in developing countries. South Korea as a fast catch-up country has experienced a remarkable change in its higher education system. This change is largely related to the South Korean government`s higher education policy and to economic developmental stages. Against this backdrop, in order to assess the internationalisation of Korean higher education, we focus on international student mobility rather than other criteria such as infrastructure or programmes for international students and faculties. According to the recent statistics, the number of inbound foreign students involved in Korean higher education has increased significantly since 2005. Nevertheless, compared to other OECD and Asian countries, the number of outbound students in Korean higher education is high, whereas the number of inbound foreign students in higher education in Korea is very low. Against these observations, Korean government`s recent policies and efforts of Korean universities to improve internationalization are discussed. Finally, some policy implications are put forward.
Multidisciplinary Team Research as an Innovation Engine in Knowledge-Based Transition Economies and Implication for Asian Countries -From the Perspective of the Science of Team Science
Lee, Yong-Gil ;
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, volume 12, issue 1, 2013, Pages 49~63
DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2013.12.1.049
This work identifies the key factors influencing the success of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary R&D projects in transition economies by integrating knowledge management, organizational, inter/intra-collaboration (open-innovation), and leadership perspectives, while also addressing the perspective of the science of team science, which is an integrative approach to R&D. This is followed by providing the major sub-constructs of team science and policy implications to better facilitate multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary R&D projects in knowledge-based transition economies.
Political Discourse Among Key Twitter Users: The Case Of Sejong City In South Korea
Hsu, Chien-leng ; Park, Se Jung ; Park, Han Woo ;
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, volume 12, issue 1, 2013, Pages 65~79
DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2013.12.1.065
This paper examines communication patterns of key Twitter users by considering the socially and politically controversial Sejong City issue in South Korea. The network and message data were drawn from twtkr.com. Social network-based indicators and visualization methods were used to analyze political discourse among key Twitter users over time and illustrate various types of Tweets by these users and the interconnection between these key users. In addition, the study examines general Twitter users` participation in the discussion on the issue. The results indicate that some Twitter profiles of media outlets tend to be very dominant in terms of their message output, whereas their Tweets are not likely to be circulated by other users. Noteworthy is that Twitter profiles of individuals who are geographically affiliated with the issue are likely to play an important role in the flow of communication.
Bullying in Higher Education in Taiwan: The Taiwan Higher Education Faculty Survey (THEFS)
Schafferer, Christian ; Szanajda, Andrew ;
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, volume 12, issue 1, 2013, Pages 81~93
DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2013.12.1.081
Over the past several decades, educational systems in many parts of the world have undergone manifold changes that have significantly affected the work environment of educators. Among other negative impacts of the globalized reforms in higher education has been the increasing prevalence of workplace bullying. The purpose of this research note is to serve different purposes: (1) examine the causes behind the changing landscape of higher education; (2) discuss previous and current research on workplace bullying; (3) introduce the methodology of the Taiwan Higher Education Faculty Survey (THEFS); (4) outline its anticipated outcome.
Saemaul Movement of South Korea: Generative Leadership and Emergence of Social Values
Kwon, Ki-Seok ;
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, volume 12, issue 1, 2013, Pages 95~96
DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2013.12.1.095