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.
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.
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.
Tsai Auditorium (S010), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States
Special Event: A Panel Discussion by Harvard Faculty
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
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