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A Limited Peace: The Korean War Armistice after Sixty Years

Friday, May 3, 2013 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Kent Hall, Room 403

9:30 10:15:  Light breakfast

10:15 10:30: Introductory Remarks: Charles Armstrong, Director, CKR

10:30 12:30: Session I: The Geopolitics of Korean Division

Keynote Address: Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago

Avram Agov, Harvard University: North Koreas Alliances in War and Peace

Charles Armstrong, Columbia: A Road Not Taken: Sino-US Rapprochement and the Failure of Cross-Recognition

Discussant: Andrew Nathan, Columbia University

12:30 1:30: Lunch (918 International Affairs Building for participants only)

1:30 3:00: Session II: The DMZ in Culture and Memory

Suk-Young Kim, UC-Santa Barbara: "Tourism along the Korean DMZ: Trails of Trauma and Leisure in Imjingak Peace Park"

Susie Kim, University of Virginia: Korea Beyond and Within the Armistice: Division and the Multiplicities of Time in Postwar Literature and Cinema

Discussant: Theodore Hughes, Columbia University

3:00 4:00: Film: Pimujang chidae (The DMZ). Pak Sang-ho, 1965

4:00 4:30: Concluding remarks: Marilyn Young, New York University