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.
Registration is essential to guarantee a place.
For further information contact the Centres and Institutes Office
Please note that every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on the website is as accurate as possible. We cannot guarantee, however, that subsequent changes have not been made. Please be advised to check information relating to scheduled events by using the contact information provided.
- Propaganda and the Protectorate: Swedish Explorer Sven Hedin’s Visit to Korea in 1908
Dr Anders Karlsson (SOAS University of London)
This talk describes the visit Swedish explorer Sven Hedin (1865-1952) made to Korea in December 1908, and his audience with Emperor Sunjong of Korea, invited by Japan to improve the impression in the West of Japan and its activities in the region.
- Surviving Imperial Intrigues: Korea’s Struggle for Neutrality amid Empires, 1882-1907
Dr Sangpil Jin (University of Edinburgh)
What does the failed Korean neutralisation tell us about the history of international relations of East Asia?
- Where there is hair, there will be lice: Managing the Descendants of Ming Migrants in Late Chosŏn Korea
Dr Adam Bohnet (King's University College at Western University Canada)
Dr Adam Bohnet will discuss the bureaucratic complications involved in trying to shape the descendants of Ming migrant to conform to the idealized Ming Loyalist type.
- Book Launch: "Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia: Between Entanglement and Contention in Post High Growth"
Simona Grano, Mary Alice Haddad, Tobias Weiss, Tommy Chung Yin Kwan, Dafydd Fell
- Rescuing Art History from the Nation: Late Chosŏn Korea between Europe and Edo Japan
Prof J.P. Park (University of Oxford)
By introducing evidence that testifies to the late Chosŏn public’s active interest in Japanese art, this paper will point to the neglected exchange of art and ideas between early modern Korea and Japan, and expose how age-old academic conventions and nationalisms remain firmly fixed in the study of East Asian art history.
- Epistolary Revolution in Chosŏn Korea
Asst Prof Hwisang Cho (Emory University)
While discussing his book The Power of the Brush: Epistolary Practices in Chosŏn Korea (Washington 2020), Hwisang Cho will give a survey of the “epistolary revolution” that shaped Korean society from the sixteenth century to the present.
- Samaritans from the Far East: Korean nurses in Germany
Prof Yonson Ahn (Goethe University of Frankfurt)
This talk examines the role of emotions involved in nursing care delivery by the (former) Korean migrant nurses in Germany.