Events

    2012 Feb 16

    Recent Discoveries in Choson Legal History: Inquest Records from 19th Century Korea

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308, Cambridge, MA 02138

    East Asian Legal Studies Program Talk - Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

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

    Sun Joo Kim is Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University. She specializes in social and cultural history of Choson Korea. After completing her college education from Yonsei University in South Korea in 1984, she received an M.A. in 1992 and...

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    2012 Feb 16

    E Plurbis Plura? Ethnicity and American History

    Thu Feb 16 (All day) to Thu Mar 1 (All day)

    Location: 

    Robinson Hall, Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    A lecture series sponsored by the Committee on Ethnic Studies, the Department of History, and the Committee on History and Literature

     Event Poster

    Monica Kim
    Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in History, University of Chicago
    Empire’s Babel: The Japanese American...

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    2012 Feb 12

    Time to Plan for a New Chapter in US Relations with North Korea

    10:15am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Suite 200 - North, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation Democracy Seminar Series

    Donald Gregg, Former Ambassador to South Korea

    About the Seminar
    The death of Kim Jong Il and the ascension of Kim Jong Un to power in Pyongyang give the US the best chance it probably will ever have to start afresh with North Korea. Kim Jong Un, in his late twenties, with a couple of years of education in Switzerland, is going to be around for a long time, barring an internal upheaval in North Korea, which is in no one’s...

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    2012 Feb 07

    Were There New Women and Moga in the Japanese Community of Colonial Korea? Exploring Gender Politics and Colonialism

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Lecture Series

    Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies 

    A talk by Professor Sug-in Kweon (Anthropology, Seoul National University; HYI Visiting Scholar 2011-12)

    Discussant: Professor Carter Eckert (Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University)

    Professor Kweon's talk will examine gender politics within the Japanese colonial settler community in Korea in the beginning of the 20th century. More specifically...

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    2012 Feb 02

    After Kim Jong Il: The Korean Peninsula and East Asian Security

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on U.S.-Korea Relations, the Korea Institute and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

    Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; United States Special...

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    2011 Dec 02

    Historical Reconciliation in East Asia: Working Together to Resolve Conflicts

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Center for European Studies, Lower Level Conference Room, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138


    Jae-jeong Chung
    , President, Northeast Asian History Foundation
    Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History, Director of Korea Institute, Harvard University
    Contact Person: Mark Byington

    Sponsored by: Northeast...

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    2011 Nov 12

    SamulNori Lecture/Demonstration

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

    People Involved:
    Samul Nori (Korean Percussion and Dance Troupe)
    Katherine Lee, Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology, Harvard University
    Contact Person: Katherine Lee

    2011 Nov 11

    SamulNori Performance

    8:00pm to 9:30pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theater, Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    People Involved: 

    SamulNori (Korean Percussion and Dance Troupe)
    Presenter: World Music
    Contact Person: World Music/CRASHarts
    Contact Email: info@WorldMusic.org
    Contact Phone: 617-876-4275

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    2011 Nov 08

    The Rise of China and India: Challenges for Japanese Foreign Policy

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations seminar - Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

     

    People Involved:
    Yanghyeon Jo, Associate Professor, Department of Asia and Pacific Studies, and Director of Center for Diplomatic History Studies, the Institute of...

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    2011 May 24

    A Comparative Approach to the Formation of East Asian Family Names and Genealogies: Looking at Korean and Japanese Foreign Family Names

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    S153, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    China Lunchtime Seminar: Visiting Scholar Presentation

    People Involved:
    Guanglin Jin, Niigata Sangyo University, Japan

    Dr. Guanglin Jin is a professor of humanities at Niigata Sangyo University in Japan. He received his PhD in interdisciplinary cultural studies from the University of Tokyo in 1997. He has published two books (co-author) and many articles on East Asian history, culture, and language. As a visiting scholar at the Fairbank Center, he is conducting a comparative study on the formation of East Asian family names and...

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    2011 Apr 06

    Nation as an "Imagined and "Melancholy" Community: Folklore and Ambivalent Cultural Unity in William Butler Yeats and Sowol Kim

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Weekly Talk Series - Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute


    People Involved:
    Ill Hwan Yoon, Department of English Language and Literature, Pusan National University, Korea; Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar
    Chaired by David McCann, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, Harvard University
    Contact Person: Elaine Witham

    Yoon Il Hwan (Ph.D., Dept. of English, SUNY-Buffalo) is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Pusan National University. His expertise is in British and American romantic and modern poetry. His recent research interests include a complex intellectual and cultural history of 19th and 20th century British and American poetry, and historical materialism of social structure and cultural change reflected in Romantic and Modern writers. He has also examined the way the invention of the individual body, the emergence of colonialism, and capitalist market had made a deep impact on the psychology and poetics of the writers in the period.

    2011 Mar 16

    Functional Categories in Korean Agrammatism

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Weekly Talk Series - Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    People Involved:
    Professor Miseon Lee, Dep't of English Language & Literature, Hanyang University, HYI Visiting Scholar
    Discussant: Jesse Snedecker, John L. Loeb Associate Professor, Dep't of Psychology, Harvard University
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    2011 Mar 08

    Sijo: Discover the New Haiku

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    175 North Harvard Street, Allston, Massachusetts 02134, United States

    Special Event - Sponsored by Harvard Allston Education Portal

    David McCann Profile Photo

    People Involved:
    David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature; director of the Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Introduction to the sijo poetry form.  Professor McCann will introduce the sijo form, discuss its Korean historical and cultural roots, and explore writing sijo in English.

    2011 Mar 01

    Addressing Climate Change: Korea's Green-Growth Policy

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Pound Hall 213 (John Chipman Gray Assembly Room), Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    People Involved:
    Suh-Yong Chung, Associate Professor of Law and International Relations, Division of International Studies, Korea University

    Co-Sponsored by: Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Korea Institute, Harvard University... Read more about Addressing Climate Change: Korea's Green-Growth Policy

    2011 Feb 24

    A Strange Encounter: 'Blackness' and Postcoloniality in Korean Literature

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Weekly Talk Series - Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    People Involved:
    Jee Hyun An, Professor of Literature, Seoul University
    Karen Thornber, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
    Contact Person: Elaine Witham... Read more about A Strange Encounter: 'Blackness' and Postcoloniality in Korean Literature

    2011 Feb 17

    Campaign Finance Regulations, Their Role in Consolidating a Representative Democacy: Evidences from the American States

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Weekly Talk Series - Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    People Involved:
    Kihong Eom, Professor, Department of Political Science, Kyungpook National University
    James Alt, Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government Methods and Formal Theory, Harvard University
    Contact Person: Elaine Witham... Read more about Campaign Finance Regulations, Their Role in Consolidating a Representative Democacy: Evidences from the American States

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