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Upcoming Events and Announcements

Fall 2014


Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

“South Korean Feminists’ Bargain: Feminist Discourse and the Movement to Abolish Prostitution

Seung-kyung Kim, Professor of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland

Thursday, November 20, 2014

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

918 International Affairs Building

No registration required.

Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Institute for Research on Women and Gender and Weatherhead East Asian Institute


Korea/Japan Music Symposium
Michael Bourdaghs, University of Chicago; Katherine Lee, University of California Davis; Eun-Young Jung, University of California San Diego; Christine Yano, University of Hawaii; Kevin Fellezs, Columbia University; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University; Noriko Manabe, Princeton University

Friday, November 21, 2014

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
403 Kent Hall

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No registration required.

Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

The Japan/Korea Music Symposium will explore interconnections in Korean and Japanese popular music in the latter half of the 20th century. This symposium is the first in what will be a series of events at Columbia over the next several years aimed at exploring connections in scholarly work on Korea and Japan. The symposium will feature introductory and concluding remarks by Michael Bourdaghs and three panels, each composed of two scholars working on music and sound in Korea/Japan.


"Rethinking the Asia “Pivot”: Challenging Everyday Militarisms & Bridging Communities of Women"

All-day International Symposium and Video Exhibit hosted by Rutgers University

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Alexander Library Teleconference Room, Rutgers University

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Co-sponsored by The Center for Korean Research