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.
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- Korean Wave Reception and Participatory Fan Culture in Latin America
Prof Wonjung Min
- Colonialism and its Reverberations: ‘Comfort Women’ and Historical Revisionism in Korea and Japan
Professor Yonson Ahn (University of Frankfurt), Professor Vladimir Tikhonov (University of Oslo), Professor Chong Yeonghwan (Meiji Gakuin University)
- The Politics of Sports Mega-Events: The PyeongChang Olympics, Sports Diplomacy, and Media Spectacle
Jaeho Kang, Simon Rofe, Verity Postlethwaite
- Peculiarities of Urbanization in Juche Country
Dr. Pavel Em
- Translating Korean Poetry
Brother Anthony of Taizé (Emeritus Professor, Sogang University & Chair Professor, Dankook University)
- Lee Yil: Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction – Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art
Jean-Marc Poinsot, Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Prof Youngsook Pak, Henry Meyric Hughes, Paul O'Kane
- Abe’s Japan, Strategic Options and the Korean nuclear crisis
- An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship UK-DPRK & UK-ROK
HE Mr Alastair Morgan (British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and HE Mr Charles Hay MVO (Former British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea)
- Politics of Topographical Imaginations in the Sino-Korean Borderland of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Dr. Masato Hasegawa (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
- Romanization of Korean
Dr Simon Barnes-Sadler (SOAS) and Dr Soung-U Kim (SOAS)
This interactive workshop is designed to familiarise participants with the Romanisation of Korean, a perhaps surprisingly fraught and controversial issue in Korean Studies.
- Literary Event with Choi Jeongrye – Poetry Reading and Discussion on Poetry Translation
Choi Jeongrye (Poet)
Bilingual readings of the works of Choi Jeongrye and discussion on issues related to poetry translation.
- Piketty in Hell Joseon: Inequality, Polarization and Social Contention in a Neo-liberal Age
Dr Youngmi Kim (University of Edinburgh)
Drawing on Piketty’s insights into the origins of inequality in capitalist societies, the paper examines issues of income and wealth polarisation and dynamics of contention in early 21st century South Korea.
- Kingdom of Pines: State Forestry and the Making of Korea, 1392-1910
John Lee (Manchester)
An exploration of the longest state forestry system in world history, that of Korea’s Chosŏn dynasty, and its fundamental role in the making of state, society, and ecology on the Korean peninsula.
- Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea?
Dr JongMi Kim (Coventry University)
The analysis focuses on how new forms of media enabled young generation of girls and women to form new feminism (or antifeminism): popular discussions about gender, gazing culture, playing culture and consumer body culture.
- UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula
Dr Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire)
Sustainable development and Korean Peninsula
- Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling: A Case Study on the Story Universe of The Journey to the West
Barbara Wall (University of Copenhagen)
Transmedia storytelling is often promoted as the future of storytelling.