Events

    2012 Apr 27

    "Sa-I-Gu" A Screening and Discussion with co-director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium (S010), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Part of "The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later" Conference

    Event Poster

    The acclaimed documentary film Sa-I-Gu provided a unique look at the 1992 uprising known as the Los Angeles riots by examining the event and its aftermath from the perspectives of Korean American women. Dai Sil Kim-Gibson is the...

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    2012 Apr 27

    The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium (S010), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Event Poster

     

    The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later

    April 27-28 2012
    Harvard University

    “The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later” conference brings together leading scholars, activists, and artists to look back at—and forward from—the LA Riots. The conference will combine a...

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    2012 Apr 26

    The Making of Post-Socialist Individuals: A Case of Border Crossers from North Korea

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Lecture Series

    Event Poster

    Co-Sponsored by the Korea Colloquium and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

    Jaeyoun Won
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Yonsei University; Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar

    Discussant: Martin K. Whyte, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

    2012 Apr 24

    Crisis and Wartime Behaviors: Media, Democracy, and International Conflict

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Bldg ,1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    WCFIA Fellows Program Special Seminar; Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum at the Korea Institute

    Speakers:

    Kwang-Jin Kim
    Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Fellow; Colonel, Korean Air Force

    Kwan hyun Moon
    Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Fellow; Journalist, Yonhap News Agency

    Discussant:

    Sung-Yoon Lee
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

    2012 Apr 19

    Affective Politics: Proletarian Aesthetics of Cartoons in 1920s Colonial Korea

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Korea Colloquium

    Event Poster

    People Involved: 
    Kimberly Chung, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute, Harvard University
    Chaired by David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature,...
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    2012 Apr 17

    The Expected and the Unexpected: U.S. Grand Strategy and Asia

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    Special Series on International Relations of East Asia

    Victor Cha
    D.S. Song KF Endowed Chair in Government and Asian Studies and Director of Asia Studies, Georgetown University; Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Affairs (CSIS) and Director for Asian Affairs, the National Security Council (2004-07) 

    Professor Cha is a leading scholar of contemporary Korea, East Asian security, and U.S. foreign policy in Asia. His latest book is The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future (Ecco, 2012). His other books include Alignment Despite Antagonism: The United States-Korea-Japan Security Triangle (winner of the 2000 Ohira book prize, Stanford UP, 1999), Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies (with David Kang, Columbia UP, 2003), and Beyond the Final Score: The Politics of Sport (Columbia UP, 2008). His articles have appeared in Armed Forces and Society, Asian Survey, Foreign Affairs, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Orbis, Political Science Quarterly, Survival, Journal of Peace Research, Security Dialogue, and other journals and numerous edited volumes. At the NSC, Professor Cha was responsible for Japan, the two Koreas, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island nations, and received two Outstanding Service commendations from the White House. He also served as the U.S. Deputy Head of Delegation for the Six Party Talks. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, National Public Radio, New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Asahi Shimbun, Japan Times, Choson Ilbo, and Joongang Ilbo.

    (Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on U.S.-Korea Relations, Korea Institute; and Modern Asia Series, Harvard University Asia Center)

    2012 Apr 16

    MY OWN BREATHING (1999)// by director BYUN YOUNG-JOO

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Korean Cinémathèque: “Korea Uncut: Beyond the Facade”

    Event Postera


    Chaired by Nicholas Harkness, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University

    Discussant: Hye Jean Chung, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Comparative Media Studies,...

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    2012 Apr 12

    Territorial Disputes in East Asia and the US Responsibility and Role

    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Kim Koo Forum on U.S.-Korea Relations



    Joon-woo Park
    Koret Fellow, The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

    Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    2012 Apr 06

    Material Culture, Political Economy, and the Emergence of the Earliest Sociopolitically Complex Societies of Korea

    11:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum Room 14A, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    East Asian Archaeology Seminar; Co-sponsored by the Early Korea Project

    Event Poster

    Martin T. Bale
    Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute, Harvard University... Read more about Material Culture, Political Economy, and the Emergence of the Earliest Sociopolitically Complex Societies of Korea

    2012 Apr 02

    OUR SCHOOL (2006) // by director KIM MYUNG-JUN

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Korean Cinémathèque: “Korea Uncut: Beyond the Facade”



    Chaired by Nicholas Harkness, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University

    Discussant: Michelle Cho, Cogut Center Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities, Brown University

    ...

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    2012 Mar 29

    Five Years in Pyongyang: Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation in North Korea

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Kim Koo Forum on U.S.-Korea Relations

    People Involved: 

    Katharina Zellweger, Pantech Fellow in Korean Studies, The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

    Chaired by Sung-Yoon Lee, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

    2012 Mar 23

    How Does A Sacred Thing Become an Antique Market Commodity?

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    S153, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Religious Identities in Asia Seminar
    Additional Cosponsors:  Asia Center, Center for the Study of World Religions

    Event Poster

    Laurel M. Kendall
    Curator, American Museum of Natural History; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

    Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    2012 Mar 21

    "Spring Summer Fall Winter...and Spring" Film Screening

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    CSWR Common Room, 42 Francis Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Part of the CSWR Film Series, "The Troubled Heart"
    Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Event Poster

    Join the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) for a screening & discussion:

    "Spring Summer Fall Winter...and Spring"

    This 2003 South Korean film, directed by Kim Ki-duk, centers on a Buddhist monastery that floats on a lake in a pristine forest. The story is about the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes through the seasons of his life, from childhood to old age. (103 minutes)

    2012 Mar 21

    Ancient Korean Mokkan: Focusing on its Features and Uses

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Early Korea Project- Lectures on Early Korea

    Event Poster

    Kim Changseok, Korea Institute Visiting Scholar, and Professor, Department of History Education, Kangwon National University

    Contact Person: Mark Byington

    Co-sponsored by the Early Korea Project and the Harvard East Asian Archaeology Seminar... Read more about Ancient Korean Mokkan: Focusing on its Features and Uses

    2012 Mar 19

    EAR PYONGYANG (2005) // by director YANG YONG-HI

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Korean Cinémathèque: “Korea Uncut: Beyond the Facade”

    Chaired by Nicholas Harkness, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University

    Discussant: Haden Guest, Director, Harvard Film Archive; Lecturer, Department of Visual...

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    2012 Mar 08

    Refuge, Relief, and Resettlement in the Temporary Capital Pusan, 1950-1953

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Korea Colloquium

    Janice C. H. Kim, Associate Professor, Department of History, York University

    Chaired by Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University... Read more about Refuge, Relief, and Resettlement in the Temporary Capital Pusan, 1950-1953

    2012 Mar 08

    A Study on the Interchange of 5th-7th Century East Asian Gilt Bronze Buddhist Sculptures

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Lecture Series
    Co-Sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Eun Gyeng Yang
    Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, Pusan National University

    Discussant: Rowan Flad, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University

    This talk will focus on the comparison of gilt bronze Buddhist sculptures from Korea’s Three Kingdoms period and the Shandong region, especially Buddhist sculptures with halos. Existing studies on 5th-7th century international exchange in Shandong, an important center of cultural interchange between China, Korea, and Japan and the place of origin for Buddhist sculpture, seem insufficient. Identifying the exact characteristics of Buddhist sculptures from Shandong will provide vital information for understanding the exchange of Buddhism and Buddhist sculptures at the time. In previous studies on the origins and stylistic changes of Buddhist sculptures and cultural interchange in East Asia, Northern Dynasties gilt bronze statues were compared with other Buddhist artworks because they were large in number, thus able to provide extensive and diverse data. As not many bronze statues survive from the Southern Dynasties, making comparisons or doing research on them was virtually impossible.

    Through the analysis of small 6th century gilt bronze Buddhist sculptures, Prof. Yang will examine whether gilt bronze Buddhist sculpture from the Three Kingdoms period and those of the Shandong region are similar. Second, she will explore the possibility of another origin of the Shandong Buddhist sculptures, since they differ somewhat from Buddhist sculpture of the Northern dynasties. Third, she will examine why Buddhist sculptures from two different regions look similar.

    2012 Mar 07

    Movie Night at the Schlesinger Library

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe College Room, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    "In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee" (2010) by Deann Borshay Liem
     
    Movie Night at the Schlesinger Library is made possible by the generous support of Clara Schiffer.
     
    All Movie Night at the Schlesinger Library shows are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served.
     
    Sponsor: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

    Co-sponsor: Korea Institute
     
    URL: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/movie_night.aspx
     
    Film: In...

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    2012 Mar 06

    Korean Language Table

    Tue Mar 6 (All day) to Tue May 1 (All day)

    Location: 

    CGIS South Bldg, Room S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    여러분들을 Korean Language Table에 초대합니다!

    We invite you to the Korean Language Table, to be held on Tuesdays, starting from March 6. 

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