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APOSS #86 “Pasts that Bind: Memory, Institutions, and the Domestic Politics of South Korea-Japan Reconciliation”

In the 86th APOSS session, Eun A Jo (Cornell) presented her paper on why and how collective memory shapes politics in the domestic and international spheres. Thomas Berger (Boston University), Risa Kitagawa (Northeastern), and Atsushi Tago (Waseda) provided many thoughtful comments.

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APOSS #84 “Membership Recruitment Strategies in Single-Party Regimes: Evidence from China”

In the 84th APOSS session, Fabio Angiolillo (Hong Kong University) his paper on the impact of changing social structure on ruling party decision-making in recruiting new rank-and-file members within single-party regimes. Roselyn Hsueh (Temple), Daniel Koss (Harvard), and Jason Douglas Todd (Duke Kunshan University) and a few audience members offered many considered comments.

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APOSS #75 “Subsidies for Sale: Post-government Career Concerns, Revolving-Door Channels, and Public Resource Misallocation in China”

In the 75th APOSS session, Zeren Li (Yale) presented his paper arguing that the post-government career concerns of public officials distort public resource allocation while still in office. Junyan Jiang (Columbia) and Trevor Incerti (Yale) provided very helpful comments on theoretical and empirical matters.

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APOSS #64 “Partisan Distribution of Ministerial Portfolios in Asian-Pacific Democracies”

In the 64th APOSS session, Jinhyuk Jang (Pennsylvania State University) presented his paper on how ministerial portfolios are distributed among coalition parties in Asian-Pacific democracies. Charles T. McClean (Michigan) and Indriði H. Indriðason (UC, Riverside), and Charles Crabtree (Dartmouth) [me] provided extremely detailed comments and suggestions. Well, the first two did at least.

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AOPSSS has become APOSS

A little spring cleaning was in order around here. As part of it, I’ve renamed the Asian Online Political Science Seminar Series (AOPSSS) to be the Asian Politics Online Seminar Series (APOSS).

Looking forward to seeing y’all at the next session! ✌️


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AOPSSS Best Graduate Student Paper Award

To encourage more submissions from graduate students, I’m pleased to announce that AOPSSS will give a $300 award to the best paper presented by a Ph.D. student in a calendar year. If you’re a graduate student, please present your work!