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Monday, November 2, 2015

Constellations of Intimacy, Historical and Otherwise, in Chang-rae Lee’s Korean War Novel, The Surrendered

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Daniel Kim, Brown University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

While critics hoping for a densely-textured materialist account of the Korean War may well be frustrated with Chang-rae Lee’s monumental novel on that topic, The Surrendered, in light of its self-evident aspirations to universality, this paper suggests that there is much to be gained from a serious engagement with the work’s ambitions.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Divided Nations and their Neighbors: Paths to Reconciliation?

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 6 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Stephan Haggard, UC San Diego; Lily Gardner Feldman, Johns Hopkins University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of European Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), The Institute of the Humanities for Unification

“Divided Nations” will compare the experience of Germany, the two Koreas, and China-Taiwan as divided nations, focusing on 1) the domestic politics of division and reconciliation, 2) divided nations and regional stability/instability, and 3) the political economy of division and reconciliation. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Affective Governance in North Korea: Sexuality and Sensuality in Socialist Feminism

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Suzy Kim, Rutgers University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Comparing North Korean women with other socialist female icons, this talk explores how alternative femininities became markers of ideal citizens in the name of state feminism that professed equality for the sexes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Book Talk: The Defections

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Hannah Michell, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Book talk with author Hannah Michell about her first novel, The Defections.