The Koguryo controversy, national identity, and Sino-Korean relations today

  title={The Koguryo controversy, national identity, and Sino-Korean relations today},
  author={P. Gries},
  journal={East Asia},
  • P. Gries
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • East Asia
In July 2004, a Chinese claim that the ancient Kingdom of Koguryo (37 BC-AD 668) was China's vassal state ignited a firestorm of protest in South Korea. The decade-long South Korean love affair with China appears to have ended, as increasing numbers of South Koreans have begun to view their colossal neighbor with new suspicion. What were the causes and consequences of this controversy? Rather than forwarding the usual political, economic and security explanations, this paper interrogates the… Expand
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