Events

    2014 Apr 17

    Return to the Orient: Japan’s Wartime Pan-Asianism and Aesthetic Production of “Korea” in Yi Hyo-sŏk’s Late Colonial Writings

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium

    Mi-Ryong Shim 
    Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Mi-Ryong Shim is the 2013-2014 Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korea Institute. She received her B.A. in East Asian Studies and her...

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    2014 Apr 08

    East Asian Internationalism and Beyond: Crossing Borders in Chinese Architectural History

    4:15pm to 6:00pm

    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 Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Korea Institute

    Nancy S. Steinhardt
    Professor of East Asian Art, University of Pennsylvania...

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    2014 Mar 13

    The Luxury of Love: The “Rise of Bats” in Post-IMF South Korea

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium

    John Song Pae Cho
    Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    John (Song Pae) Cho is the Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow in the Korea Institute at Harvard University. He completed his Ph.D. in socio-cultural...

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    2014 Feb 27

    Transformation and Sustainability of East Asian Development Model: The Cases of Korea, China, and Japan

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Hyungkee Kim
    Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Trade, Kyungpook National University; Visiting Scholar, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Professor Kim’s research interests include methodology of...

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    2014 Feb 18

    Korea's Search for Security

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S-Japan Relations Presentation

    Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs, Korea Institute

    Sung-Yoon Lee
    Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor in Korean Studies and Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

    Karl Friedhoff
    Program Officer, Public Opinion Studies Center, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

    Moderator: Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese...

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    2014 Feb 10

    Mountain Monasteries & Metropolitan Meditation Centers: A Century of Buddhist Propagation in Modern Korea

    5:15pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, Center for the Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Religious Identities in Asia Series

    Mark Nathan
    Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    Abstract
    In recent years, the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism has been promoting a form of...

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    2013 Dec 13

    Harvard Korean Art History Workshop 2013: "Infinite Interfusion: Buddhist Art in Korea"

    9:00am to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Organized by the Korea Institute
    Co-sponsored by the East Asian Art History Program and Harvard-Yenching Institute

    Event Poster

    Schedule

    9:30 – 11:30                Session I:...

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    2013 Dec 04

    Transition to the 'Universal' Welfare State: the Changing Meaning of the Welfare State in Korea

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard-Yenching Library, Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard-Yenching Lecture Series

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    Huck Ju Kwon, Professor, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University; Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar

    Huck Ju Kwon is Professor at the Graduate School of Public...

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    2013 Nov 21

    Engaging North Korea with Soft Power: Knowledge Sharing with Pyongyang

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Kyung-Ae Park, Korea Foundation Chair, Institute of Asian Research; Director, Centre for Korean Research, The University of British Columbia

    Professor Kyung-Ae Park holds the Korea Foundation Chair at the...

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    2013 Nov 14

    Fruits and Challenges of Adhesively Skeletonizing a Church Community: Korean Americans in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Religious Identities in Asia Series

    Event Poster

    Timothy S. Lee, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Brite Divinity School (Texas Christian University)

    Timothy S. Lee received his PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School and is now Associate...

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    2013 Nov 07

    Artist as Producer and Kitsch: The Ethnographic Turn in Colonial Culture

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 01238

    Korea Colloquium

    Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

    Nayoung Aimee Kwon is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Arts of the Moving Image and Women’s Studies at Duke University. Her research considers colonialism and postcolonial legacies in the Asia-Pacific, focusing on Korea and Japan in the global context. Her book, Disavowing Empire: The Conundrum of Collaboration and Modernity in Korea and Japan (...

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    2013 Nov 05

    North Korea's Dual Pursuit of Nuclear and Economic Development

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Weatherhead Center USJP Special Series on International Relations of East Asia

    Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations.

    Moderator: Susan J. Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

    2013 Oct 31

    New Perspectives on the Archaeology of State Formation in Japan

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Shin’ya FUKUNAGA (Professor of Archaeology, Osaka University): "Keyhole-Shaped Tombs and the State Formation of Japan (ca. mid-third to seventh century A.D.)"

    Akira SEIKE (Professor of Archaeology...

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    2013 Oct 29

    The State's Duty to Protect Women from Human Rights Violations: A Case of the Constitutional Court of Korea

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138

    East Asian Legal Studies Lecture

    Han-Chul Park, President of the Korean Constitutional Court

    The talk will be in English with PowerPoint. The Q & A and discussion will be in Korean, with translation provided.

    Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.

    2013 Oct 24

    Educating Younger Learners - An Analysis of Korean, American, and Japanese Priorities

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Leadership Forum

    Event Poster

    Sunshik Min is President of YBM, one of Korea's largest publishing and education companies. YBM and its subsidiaries publish books and magazines, including the Korean edition of National Geographic Magazine. YBM...

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    2013 Oct 21

    Authorship and the Location of Postwar South Korean Cinema: In the Region of Shin Films

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    East Asian Media Ecologies

    Event Poster

    Steven Chung, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

    Steven Chung is Assistant Professor in the East Asian Studies department at Princeton University. He focuses his...

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    2013 Oct 17

    “Everlasting Fraternal Friendship”: North Korea and the End of Communism

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs

    Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University

    Charles K. Armstrong is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the...

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