Events

    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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    2012 Feb 27

    MUDANG: RECONCILIATION BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (2003) // by director PARK KI-BOK

    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: Elise Prebin, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, 2008-09; Independent Scholar, New York

    Curated by Dima David Mironenko-Hubbs, Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University

    2012 Feb 23

    The Development of GIS-DB System for the Historical Gazetteer and its Application for the Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Additional Cosponsors: Center for Geographical Analysis

    Event Poster

    Youcheoul Kim
    Professor of Ancient Chinese History, Department of History, Yonsei University; Chair, The Korean Commission for the Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia 

    Byung Nam Yoon
    Professor of Early Modern Japanese History, Department of History, Sogang University; Commissioner, The Korean Commission for the Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia

    Hyunjong Kim
    GIS and IT Specialist; Technical producer, The Yeosi Project of Yonsei University

    2012 Feb 16

    From Religion to Rebellion: Tonghak in Korean History and Memory

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium

    People Involved: 

    George Kallander, Assistant Professor of History, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

    Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History, Harvard University... Read more about From Religion to Rebellion: Tonghak in Korean History and Memory

    2012 Feb 16

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

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    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 Choso˜nKorea. After completing her college education from Yonsei University in South Korea in 1984, she received an M.A. in 1992 and a Ph.D. in history in 2000 at the University of Washington. She is the author of Marginality and Subversion in Korea: The Hong Kyôngnae Rebellion of 1812 (Seattle: University of Washington Press 2007) and editor of The Northern Region of Korea: History, Identity, and Culture (Seattle: Center for Korean Studies, University of Washington, 2010). She has also published in peer review journals such as Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Korean Studies, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, and Journal of Social History. She has been the recipient of many grants from, among others, ACLS , Korea Foundation, and SSR C. Her current research interests are the regional history of Korea's northwest, historical memory, everyday lives of people, and law and society. In 2011, she became fourth director of the Korea Institute.

    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, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    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 13

    SHOCKING FAMILY (2006) // by director KYUNG-SOON

    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: Chanel Kong, Associate Producer, Filmpod; Audience Development Intern, The DocYard;...

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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, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    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 interest. Kim Jong Il took to the grave with him the issues of the sinking of the South Korean ship, the Cheonan, and the shelling of the South Korean island. One distinguished South Korean commentator has said that Kim Jong Un is the only North Korean leader to come to power with a relatively clean record. 2012 is a transitional year for every country involved in the Six-Party Talks. It provides an opportunity to prepare for 2013, when with a new president in Seoul, and, if President Obama is re-elected, progress can be made in establishing a real dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang, and re-establishing the Six Party Talks.

    About the Speaker
    Donald Gregg was one of the most influential CIA operatives of our time and received the CIA's highest decoration, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. He served in Japan, Burma, Vietnam, and South Korea. Prior to his departure from Korea in 1993, Gregg received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, a decoration from the prime minister of Korea, and an honorary Ph.D. in international relations from Sogang University. In Washington D.C., he served on the National Security Council, as National Security Advisor to Vice President Bush, and as Ambassador to South Korea. After he retired from the U.S. government, he was President of the Korea Society for several years.

    2012 Feb 09

    Unified Tuberculosis Control on the Korean Peninsula: Promise and Perils

    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: 

    Stephen Linton, Associate, Korea Institute, Harvard University; Chairman, Eugene Bell Foundation

    Chaired by Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University... Read more about Unified Tuberculosis Control on the Korean Peninsula: Promise and Perils

    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 Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    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, it looks at urban middle class Japanese women, who were of a significant number in Korea in the 1920s and 1930s and who actively practiced and enjoyed modern ways of life comparable to lives in major metropolitan cities of Japan. These women were, on the other hand, under conservative gender ideology and paternalistic community scrutiny to maintain women's virtues and morals. Existing data seem to show that Japanese women in Korea, as members of the colonizer community, benefited in areas of education, occupation, and family lives, on more favorable terms inaccessible to many women in the metropol, but could not create a separate space and arena where they could raise questions and speak for themselves about issues of their own.

    2012 Feb 02

    Politics and Truth: An Analysis of Richard E. Kim's Novel, The Martyred

    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 - Co-sponsored by the Modern Asia Series

    People Involved: 

    Jung In Kang, Professor, Department of Political Science, Sogang University (Korea)

    Edward J. Baker, Member of the Executive...

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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, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    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 Representative for North Korea Policy (2009-11); and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (1997-2001)... Read more about After Kim Jong Il: The Korean Peninsula and East Asian Security

    2012 Jan 30

    REPATRIATION (2003) // by director KIM DONG-WON

    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: Jina E. Kim, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Smith College; Associate in Research, Korea...

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    2012 Jan 26

    Breast Cancer in Korea: Experiences and Explanations

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korea Colloquium


    Laura C. Nelson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, California State University, East Bay

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

    2012 Jan 23

    Images of Korea: Photographs by Harvard Faculty

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg,, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

    Featuring photographs from the collections of:

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

    Nicholas Harkness, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History

    David R. McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature

    Event Poster

    JANUARY 23 - MARCH 15, 2012

    2012 Jan 23

    Succession in North Korea: Perspectives from Harvard

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Special Event: A Panel Discussion by Harvard Faculty

     Event Poster

    Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History
    Mark Kramer, Program Director, Project on Cold War Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
    Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

    Moderated by Andrew D. Gordon, Lee and Juliet Fogler Professor of History; Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

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

    Presented by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Asia Center, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Kim Koo Forum on U.S.-Korea Relations at the Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the U.S.-Japan Program, Harvard University... Read more about Succession in North Korea: Perspectives from Harvard

    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, Massachusetts 02130, United States


    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 28

    "Like a Virgin" (2006) // directed by Hae-jun Lee and Hae-yeong Lee

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Korean Cinematheque: Male Affections: Re-Gendering Korean Masculinity

    People Involved:
    Introduction by Dima David Mironenko-Hubbs, Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University
    Discussant: David Pendleton,...

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