Lucia Corso | European Constitutional Law Review
The purpose of this study is to analyze the characteristics of China’s neoliberal integration in the post – Cold War period. To do this, it uses the term Asianization, and examines the changing nature of the Yanbian local authority in Northeast China through the interactions between different ideologies and nationalisms. The results of the analysis reveal that the Korean local authority was a system comprised of competitive communist nationalists whose organization was made necessary by the Cold War. It was maintained through the inverse relations of leftist ideology and Korean nationalism. The local authority experienced systematic reorganization in the post – Cold War period and the concrete reflection of this reorganization was the fragmentation of local authority through partial opening, decentralization, and deautonomization. This fragmentation can be seen as one characteristic of China’s neoliberal integration process, and the fragmented integration of local authority can be regarded as an aspect of the Asianization of Northeast China.