Thursday, May 8
CKR / KOREAN STUDIES GROUP SPECIAL LECTURE
"The Munhak Tongne Phenomenon: The Publication of Literary Fiction in Contemporary South Korea"
Bruce Fulton, Associate Professor and Young Bin Min Chair in Korean
Literature and Literary Translation, University of British Columbia
Thursday, May 1
CKR / POSCO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
"Korean NGO Activities and Perspectives for a Better World"
Two mid-level NGO officials from South Korea spent the past academic year at Columbia University as CKR/POSCO Fellows. They will present their research on civil society in North America at this conference.
Heesun Park (Civil Solidarity for Open Society)
Sungbong Kang (The Educational Foundation for Koreans Abroad)
Tuesday, April 29
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND CENTER FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY LECTURE
"A Survivor's Music Manifesto: On the Singing of Korean Survivors of the Japanese Military 'Comfort Women'"
Josh Pilzer, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music
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Friday, April 18
CKR REGIONAL SEMINAR
"Cold War Culture in East Asia"
Charles Armstrong (Columbia University):
"The ‘Americanization’ of Post-War South Korea"
Steve Chung (Princeton University):
"A More Refined Fantasy: New Film Cultures in Late 1950s South Korea"
Kim Brandt (Columbia): "Japan, U.S. and the Cold War"
Jaeho Kang (The New School for Social Research)
Joshua Pilzer (Columbia University)
Monday, March 31
CKR SPECIAL LECTURE
“Journey to Yongbyon: Inside North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program”
Joel Wit, CKR Research Fellow
CKR Research Fellow, Joel Wit, will discuss his most recent trip to North Korea and to Yongbyon where he was given unprecedented access to its facilities and its nuclear scientists. Aside from his observations on that visit, Mr. Wit will also discuss the prospects for achieving the denuclearization of North Korea based on his 15 years of experience in dealing with Pyongyang both at the U.S. State Department and as a non-government researcher.
Joel Wit is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Weatherhead Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkin's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. Prior to leaving the State Department in 2002, he was in charge of implementing the 1994 U.S.-North Korea Agreed Framework. Mr. Wit joined the State Department in 1986, working in the U.S. intelligence community and then on U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. He was a top aide to Ambassador Robert L. Gallucci who was in charge of American policy towards North Korea during the Clinton Administration. Mr. Wit is also the co-author of the book Going Critical: The First North Korea Nuclear Crisis, published by the Brookings Institution in 2004.
Thursday, March 27
CKR KOREA COLLOQUIUM SERIES
"Oriental Orientalism in the Korean Enlightenment: New Reflections on So Chaep'il and Yun Ch'iho"
Vipan Chandra, Professor of History, Wheaton College
Wednesday, February 6
CKR KOREA COLLOQUIUM SERIES
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Korean American Filmmaker
Friday-Saturday, November 16 – 17
“Korean Waves: Korean Popular Culture in East Asia and the World”
Sponsored by the Korea Foundation and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
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Friday November 16
8:00 -10: 30 pm: Film Screening: Epitaph (Gidam) – US Mainland Premier, introduced by directors Bum Shik Jung and Sik Jeong. Followed by discussion with the directors.
Saturday November 17
9:30 – 9:45 Opening remarks by Charles K. Armstrong, Director, CKR
9:45 – 11:15 Session 1: Understanding Korean Waves – “Hallyu” in Context
Moderator: Charles K. Armstrong, Columbia University
Jung Sun Park, California State University – Dominguez Hills
“Korean Popular Culture and Korean Americans”
Wondam Paik, Sungkonghoe University
"The Korean Wave in Asia and Trans-Asia Cultural Traffic"
Jung-Sook Park, Columbia University. “Hallyu and North Korea”
11:30 – 1:00 Session 2: Korean Cinema
Moderator: Theodore Hughes, Columbia University
Kyung Hyun Kim, UC-Irvine “Virtual Women, Natural Men: Korean Cinema in the Global Era”
Kyu Hyun Kim, UC-Davis. "The Representation of the Colonial Period in the Contemporary Korean Cinema"
Darcy Parquet, film critic “The South Korean Film Industry”Richard Pena, Columbia University “The Korean Film Boom in the United States”