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A Critical Understanding of the Regionality of East Sea Rim Region

KWON Se Eun 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper aims to shed some light on the "regionality(reality of a region)" of East Sea Rim region which is simultaneously influenced by the glocalization process - the recursive relations between globalization and localization. The territorial boundary of East Sea Rim region includes the eastern coast of the Korean peninsular, the western coast of Japan, the Northeastern area of China, and the far-eastern region of Russia. East Sea Region has been experienced the dynamic regionality. Researchers and specialists in the field of regional studies now face to the necessity of conceptualizing this new feature of the region. In other words, they need to conceptualize East Sea Rim region as a multi-layered region experiencing multi-dimensional regionalization process, which is recently discussed as a new concept, "regionness" in the field of regional studies. When a certain region enters into the process of glocalization, the region needs to be recognized as a field in which self-organization process(active and dynamic relations between the subjects and the objects) is continuously operating. Therefore, for fully understand the complexity of East Sea Rim region, it is pre-requisite to recognize the regional characteristics of multi-layered and stratified feature. In order to better understand a certain region, it is necessary to shift our epistemological paradigm to a new one that implies trans-national and relational networks' characteristics of the region.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.