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Friday, September 19, 2014

Nuclear Options: Behind the US-South Korea Conflict

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | September 19 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Ro-byug Park, Ambassador for Nuclear Energy Cooperation and Special Representative for ROK-US Nuclear Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

Yoon Il Chang, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; Chaim Braun, Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Yongsoo Hwang, Director General, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control; Yusuke Kuno, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo/Japan Atomic Energy Agency; Andrew Newman, Senior Program Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Michael J. Apted, Vice President, INTERA Incorporated; In-Tae Kim, Vice President for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

Thomas Isaacs, Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Joonhong Ahn, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Nuclear power turned to weaponry is a dire threat at any time, never more so than in an unstable international climate. At the same time, nuclear power is embraced by South Korea not only as a clean and relatively inexpensive option for its energy-hungry economy, but as a promising export in itself, and an avenue of lucrative technology transfer.

The threat of international proliferation...   More >

Monday, September 22, 2014

From Water Mill to Rumor Mill: On nativist (hyangt’o) aesthetics in South Korea’s literary film adaptations

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Jinsoo An, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Weihong Bao, Film and Media, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This presentation brings attention to the communal dynamics in South Korea’ literary film adaptations. In particular, it focuses on munye yŏnghwa (“literary art film”), which gained both popularity and critical accolades in the 1960s through creative adaptation of Korea’s colonial literature. This presentation traces the points of divergence in cinematic configuration and explains how they...   More >

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Birth of Sentimental Youths: The Affective Turn in 1910s Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 29 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Yoon Sun Yang, Assistant Professor, Boston University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

During the first decade after Japan’s annexation of Korea (1910), short stories portraying sentimental men emerged in the Korean literary landscape. These stories often revolved around the emotional agonies of men who suffered from physical or psychological illness, a lover’s death or betrayal, the loss of a job, or perennial poverty. Written by fledgling male writers who were coming of age in...   More >