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Constellations of Intimacy, Historical and Otherwise, in Chang-rae Lees Korean War Novel, The Surrendered
Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Daniel Kim, Brown University
While critics hoping for a densely-textured materialist account of the Korean War may well be frustrated with Chang-rae Lees 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 works ambitions.
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
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.
Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Suzy Kim, Rutgers University
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.
Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Hannah Michell, UC Berkeley
Book talk with author Hannah Michell about her first novel, The Defections.
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