Centre of Korean Studies Events
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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- Korean Cannibalism: Production of Transgression in a Climate of Social Ills
Dr Se-Woong Koo (Center for Korean Studies) École des Hautes Études
- Martyrs and Murderers: The Korean Police Prepare for War, 1946-1950
Konrad Lawson (Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute)
- The 1653 Calender Reform and the Dutch Castaways : Circulation of Knowledge and Involuntary Go-Betweeners (TBC)
Aurélien Laroulandie (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales [EHESS])
- Neo-Liberalism and the Strengthening of the Korean State
David Hundt (Deakin)
- The body, territory and national identity in "stories about Kubo" by Pak T’ae-wǒn, Ch’oe In-hun and Chu In-sǒk
Justyna Najbar (Warsaw University)
- The Korean War in Colour
Stewart Binns (Documentary Filmmaker)
- Kim Sung Ok: A Literature of and for the Self
Steve Capener (Assistant Professor, Seoul Women’s University)
- This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land: Negotiating between Physical Geography and Political State in Yi Sang's "Miscellaneous Writings by Autumn Lamplight"
John Frankl (Associate Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature, Yonsei University)
- Years of Radical Change: Korean Screen Culture
Following on from last year’s successful workshop on South Korean film held at SOAS, the Centre for Korean Studies will host a two day symposium that aims to investigate wider aspects of Korean screen culture - cinema, television and music.
- New Songdo City and South Korea’s Green Economy: An Uncertain Future
Dr Gareth Dale (Brunel University) & Dr Glen Kuecker (DePauw University)
- 'No Blood, No Tears' by Ryoo Seung-wan, starring Jeon Do-yeon
Brice Longnos (Independent researcher)
- North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program and the Politics of Northeast Asia
Young C. Kim (Keio University)
- The Costs of Commensurability: Debating economic democracy in South Korea
Jamie Doucette (Lecturer in Human Geography University of Manchester)
- Home That Never Was: On Anxiety and Nostalgia of Korean Contemporary Artists
Dr Jung-Ah Woo Assistant Professor, Art History POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Korea
- The Current role of the North Korean army in the Economy of North Korea
Dr Nicolas Levi (Researcher Polish Academy of Sciences)
- The collecting of Koryo ceramics in the late 19th and early 20th century
Dr Charlotte Horlyck (SOAS)
- Bringing the name(s) of God to East Asia: Missions and (Mis)adventures in Translation
Dr Kevin Cawley (University College Cork)
- Why is the 'Lonely Saint' so lonely in Korea's Buddhist Monasteries?
Dr Beatrix Mecsi (Eötvös Loránd University)