In 2009 Slavoj Zizek brought together an acclaimed group of intellectuals to discuss the continued relevance of the idea of communism. Unexpectedly the conference attracted an audience of over one thousand people. The discussion has continued across the world and this book features responses from the conference in Seoul. Including the interventions of regular contributors Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek, as well as contributors from across Asia, notably the Chinese scholar Wang Hui, offering regional perspectives on communism in an era of global economic crisis and political upheaval. What does it mean to talk of communism as an emancipatory possibility as a geographical neighbour of North Korea, Vietnam and China?