Speaker and Performer's Series

Beginning in 2010-2011 academic year, the Korean Studies faculty in the Arts and Humanities launched a new speaker and performer’s series, entitled “Modern (Sub-) Empires and Transnational Korea.” Sponsored by a grant from the Office of the Dean and with additional support from the Korea-Pacific Program (IR/PS) and the Korea Foundation, this series has brought to campus a number of distinguished scholars who have contributed to this growing field of study.



November 17, 2011, 4-5:30pm: “Korean Writer's Japanophone Literature from Colonial Korea: Yi Kwang-Su's and Kim Sa-Ryang's Work” (Watanabe Naoki, Musashino University, Tokyo, and UCSD)

April 26, 2012, 4-5:30pm: “Building Leisure our of National Trauma: Tourism and Consumption along the Korean Demilitarized Zone” (Suk-Young Kim, University of California-Santa Barbara)

May 4, 2012, 4-6pm: “Flog the Husband to Feed the Children, The Hŭnbo Manura's Song: A Transnational Interpretive P’ansori adapted from P’ansori Song of Hŭngbo” (Chan E. Park, Ohio State University)

May 10, 2012: 4-5:30pm: “Mothering Disability in the Midst of the Compulsion and Prohibition of Reproduction” (Eunjung Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison)


October 11, 2010, 5-6:30pm: “Reflections on the Intimate University: Korean American Students and the Problem of Segregation” (Nancy Abelmann, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign)

November 10, 2010, 5-6:30pm: “Misrecognition, Disrecognition, Recognition: The Case of Zainichi (Koreans in Japan)” (John Lie, University of California-Berkeley))

November 18, 2010, 5-6:30pm: “US Military Bases and the Politics of Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Class: A Comparative Study of South Korea and Okinawa” (Seungsook Moon, Vassar College)

January 28, 2011, 5-6:30pm: “Women's Work during the Pacific War: The Labor Volunteer Corps in Late-Colonial Korea, 1937-1945” (Jance C.H. Kim, York University)

March 4, 2011, 3-5:00pm: “Faceless Things: South Korean Gay Men, Internet, and Sexual Citizenship” (John [Song Pae] Cho, University of California-Berkeley)