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April 23, 2014
"Madness is Civilization: The Suicidal Person in Colonial Korea"

 

April 24, 2014

"Koreans of the Former Soviet Union"

 

April 25, 2014

"Culture and Everyday Life in North Korea"

 

April 29, 2014
Understanding How North Koreans Think: The "War to Liberate the Fatherland"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013-2014


Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

"The Banishment of Comrade Vera Khan"
Ruth Barraclough, Lecturer, School of Culture, History & Language, Australian National University
Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
918 International Affairs Building

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Institute for Research on

Women and Gender


Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

"China's Informal Imperialism in Korea in the 1880s:  A Book Talk on In the Service

of His Korean Majesty"

Wayne Patterson, Professor of History, St. Norbert College

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

918 International Affairs Building

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by Weatherhead East Asian Institute


Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies
"Advertising in Contemporary South Korea: From Humanism to Terrorism"

Olga Fedorenko, Assistant Professor, New York University

Thursday, March 13, 2014

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

918 International Affairs Building

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Columbia University School of the Arts Master's in Film Studies Program
and Weatherhead East Asian Institute


Sijo Workshop with Professor David McCann

David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, Harvard University

Thursday, February 27, 2014

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

403 Kent Hall

No registration required.

Co-sponsored by Weatherhead East Asian Institute

David McCann is Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His several prizes, grants, and fellowships include the Cultural Order of Merit awarded by the Korean government, the Manhae Prize in Arts and Sciences, the Daesan Foundation Translation Grant, and the Korea P.E.N. Center Translation Prize. His books include Azaleas, a book of poems by Kim Sowôl, Traveler Maps: Poems by Ko Un, The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry, Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions, War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War (with Barry S. Strauss) and The Classical Moment: Views from Seven Literatures (with Gail H. Warhaft).  His poems have been published in Poetry, Salamander, Runes, Café Review, Off the Coast, Spillway and other journals.  His poem “David” was included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology III.  His recent books of poems include the chapbook Slipping Away (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and a collection of poems in the sijo form, Urban Temple (Bo Leaf Books, 2010) with a Korean-English edition from Changbi Publishers in 2012.

 

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies
“Social Memory and Public Production of History: The T’aebaek Mountains (T’aebaek Sanmaek) and the Politics of Remembering the Korean War"

Namhee Lee, Associate Professor of Modern Korean History, University of California, Los Angeles

Thursday, March 6, 2014

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

918 International Affairs Building

 

Brown Bag Lecture

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

"Provisioning Armies in a Wartime Borderland: The Imjin War, Ming Quartermasters, and Korean Society, 1592-1598"

Masato Hasegawa, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, New York University
Thursday, February 20, 2014
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

918 International Affairs Building
No registration required.

 

"The Everyday Politics of the Second Economy in North Korea: A Force for Regime Stability or Corrosion?"
Alexander Dukalskis, Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; Ph.D. Political Science & Peace Studies Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Moderated by Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History, Columbia University

Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918 
No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Korean Research and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights


"Chosŏn ŏnhae and Some Reflections on the ‘Premodern Korean Literary Universe’"

Si Nae Park, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

Thursday, November 21, 2013
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Kent Hall Room 403
No registration required.
Co-sponsored by East Asian Languages and Culture

 

The Sixth North American Workshop on Korean Literature: NAOKOL 2013

Friday, November 15 from 9:00 AM to 5:45 PM

Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 AM to 11:10 AM
Co-ponsored by LTI Korea, Columbia University School of the Arts Film, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

By RSVP only – open only to graduate students and faculty for observation.  Must RSVP at sfp.ckr@gmail.com  to attend as an observer.  

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Meet the Authors: An Evening of Korean Literature
with Lee Kiho, Haïlji and Seo Hajin

Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
403 Kent Hall
No registration required.

Co-sponsored by Literature Translation Institute Korea

 

CKR/KEI Policy Forum

"The Seoul-Beijing-Pyongyang Triangle"

Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History, Columbia University;

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Director, Asia-Pacific Program, United States Institute of Peace;

Troy Stangarone, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute of America

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

918 International Affairs Building

No registration required.

Co-sponsored by APEC Study Center

 

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

"Colonial Korean Cinema: Love, Identity, and Propaganda"

Kelly Jeong, Associate Professor, University of California at Riverside

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

918 International Affairs Building

Co-sponsored by Institute for Research on Women and Gender and Columbia University School of the Arts Film

No registration required.

 

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies
"Modern Times in North Korea: Scenes from the Founding Years"

Suzy Kim, Assistant Professor of Korean History, Rutgers University

Friday, November 8, 2013

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

918 International Affairs Building

No registration required.

 

Comfort Women Wanted

A Video Screening and Panel Discussion

Charles Armstrong (moderator), Professor of History, Columbia University; Elazar Barkan, Professor of International and Public Affairs; Pablo Castillo-Diaz, Protection Analyst, Peace and Security at the UN; Chang-Jin Lee, visual artist; Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies & Professor of Humanities, University of Delaware; Joyce Yu, UN Resident Coordinator

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

918 International Affairs Building

 

Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights

The video is based on visual artist Chang-Jin Lee’s interviews with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Dutch, and Filipino "comfort women" survivors, and a former Japanese soldier.

 

Tyranny of the Weak
Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History, Columbia University
Thursday, September 5, 2013

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor