Events

    2017 Oct 05

    Dirty Clothes in Sacred Statues: Exploring a Buddhist Practice from the Late Koryŏ and Chosŏn Dynasties

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium
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    Youn-mi Kim
    Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Ewha Womans University 

    Chaired by Yukio Lippit, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard...

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    2017 Oct 05

    Polarized Embrace: South Korean Media Coverage of Human Rights, 1990-2016

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Talk, co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Jeong-Woo Koo
    Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University

    Chaired by Paul Y. Chang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University


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    2017 Sep 28

    'Gangnamscape.' Apartments and the Vertical City in South Korea

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    SBS Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences
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    Valérie Gelézeau
    Associate Professor, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

    Valérie Gelézeau is associate professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales...

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    2017 Sep 21

    What Did the Ancestors Do? A Short Review of 'Under the Ancestors’ Eyes

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium
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    Martina Deuchler
    Professor Emeritus, SOAS University of London

    Born in 1935, Martina Deuchler received a B.A. in Chinese and Japanese from Leiden University and a Ph.D. in History and Far Eastern...

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    2017 Sep 15

    I'd Rather Be Dead: Conflicts of Care at the End of Life

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation
    Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center, Korea Institute, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


    Karen L. Thornber
    Professor of Comparative Literature & East Asian Languages and Civilizations, & Director, Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University

    Moderator: Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, and Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

    2017 May 22

    The U.S., China, and the Future of the Korean Peninsula

    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center foyer, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation event co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute 

    Join the Ash Center for a discussion on the U.S., China, and the Future of the Korean Peninsula with Dr. Jin Park, a Public Policy Scholar in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center and former member of the Korean National Assembly. Dr. Park will be introduced by HKS graduate ...

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    2017 May 09

    Surviving on the Edge: Korean Brothels in Colonial Taiwan

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Lunch Talk
    Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Korea Institute


    Jungwon Jin, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar

    Chair/Discussant: Elizabeth Remick, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Tufts University

    About the Talk 
    Despite its wide practice, the sex trade and sex industry in Taiwan and Korea had never been put under governmental control before Japanese colonial rule. In the early...

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    2017 May 01

    Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations

    Mon - Wed, May 1 to May 3, 4:00am - 6:00am

    Location: 

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

    Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Annual Edwin O. Reischauer Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Asia Center, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Korea Institute
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    Odd Arne Westad, S.T. Lee...

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    2017 Apr 19

    Book Talk: “Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866–1945”

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Asia Center Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Korea Institute, Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard-Yenching Library and East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

    Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

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

    Discussants:
    Andrew D. Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History; Victor and William Fung...

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    2017 Apr 13

    The Disenchantment of the Global: Disillusionment in South Korean ‘Fantastic’ Cinemas

    4:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium
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    Michelle Cho
    Korea Foundation Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University

    Michelle Cho is the Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and World Cinemas at McGill University. Her...

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    2017 Mar 28

    Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies

    Tue - Wed, Mar 28 to Mar 29, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S-Japan Relations Special Series on the Changing Face of Japan Presentation, co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Erin Chung, Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, Johns Hopkins University; Director, East Asian Studies Program, and co-director, Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) Program, Johns Hopkins University

    Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA...

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    2017 Mar 23

    The Gender of Memory: Han Kang (b.1970) and Contemporary Korean Literature

    4:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium
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    Ji-Eun Lee
    Visiting Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Korean Language and Literature, Washington University in St. Louis

    ...

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    2017 Mar 21

    Japan, South Korea and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S-Japan Relations Presentation, co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Terence Roehrig, Professor of National Security Affairs and Director, Asia-Pacific Studies Group, U.S. Naval War College

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