Events

    2017 Nov 13

    Old Partner

    4:15pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    S354, 3rd Floor, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Film Series on Aging in Asia, co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; the Korea Institute, the Reischauer Institute, and South Asia Institute

    AC Film Series on Aging in Asia Poster


    Introduced by Paul...

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    2017 Nov 09

    Threat of Falling High Status and Corporate Bribery: Evidence from the Revealed Accounting Records of Two South Korean Presidents

    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
    Nov. 9 KKF Poster

    Jordan Siegel
    Associate Professor of Strategy, University of Michigan

    Yujin Jeong
    Assistant Professor of International Business, American University...

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    2017 Oct 26

    What was Different from Former Uprisings?: Candlelight Demonstration in 2016 and 2017

    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
    Tae Gyun Park's Event Poster

    Tae Gyun Park
    Kim Koo Visiting Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, 2017-18, Harvard University; Professor of Modern Korean History, Graduate School of...

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    2017 Oct 19

    Flat Titles and Friendly 'Hoesik': Contemporary Office Culture Reforms in 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
    Oct.19 Korea Colloquium Poster
    Michael Prentice
    Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Michael Prentice is a linguistic anthropologist who focuses on language, management, and...

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    2017 Oct 13

    The Ondol Problem and Politics of Conservation in Colonial Korea

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation, co-sponsored by Korea Institute

    David Fedman
    Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Irvine

    Moderator: Ian J. Miller, Associate Professor of History, Harvard University

    2017 Oct 12

    The Korean Trickster Figure

    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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    Charles La Shure
    Assistant Professor, Department of Korean Language and Literature, Seoul National University; Visiting Scholar, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Charles La Shure is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Korean Language and...

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    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
    10/5 Korea Colloquium poster

    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
    SBS poster

    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
    9/21 KC poster
    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
    reischauer lecture poster
    Odd Arne Westad, S.T. Lee...

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