BAKS Symposium: ‘Reflections on War and Peace: Sixty Years after the Korean War’

by Events Editor on 23 October, 2010

in Asia House, BAKS, Event Notices, Historical, Talks and seminars

The British Association for Korean Studies announce their 2010 symposium at Asia House:

‘Reflections on War and Peace: Sixty Years after the Korean War’
Asia House, London
Saturday 20 November 2010

The National War Memorial in Seoul

The National War Memorial in Seoul

10:00 Opening Ceremony:
Emeritus Prof. James H. Grayson, President of BAKS
HE Dr Choo Kyu-Hoo, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, ’60 Years since the Korean War’.

10:30-11:40 – Session 1: Historical Reflections on the Korean War
Sang-hun Choe ‘No Gun Ri: Reporting a Forgotten War’.
Heonik Kwon (LSE) ‘The Korean War and the Political Life of Kinship’.

12:00-12:45 – Session 2: The Korean War and Art
Professor Kim Youngna (Seoul National University) ‘The Impact of the Korean War on Modern and Contemporary Korean Art’

12:45-14:00 Buffet Lunch

14:00-15:00 Session 3: Korean Veterans’ Reflections on the Korean War
Rtd Col. Michael Hickey and Mr. John Bowler of the British Korean Veterans’ Association.

15:30-17:00 Session 4: Reflections on the Korean War in Film
Commentator: Dan Gordon (Very Much So Films), Sheffield, Dr. Remco Breucker, (Universiteit Leiden), Dr. Mark Morris (University of Cambridge), ‘A Short Historical Grammar of War: South Korean Films about the Korean War from the 1950s through the 1980s’.

17:00 Concluding Remarks and Reception

As the number of participants will be limited, those wishing to attend must register in advance and send the booking fee of ten pounds (students and BAKS members, five pounds) to the BAKS Treasurer, Dr. J. Swenson-Wright, East Asia Institute, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA. When registering please include your full name and postal and email contact details. The fee covers a buffet lunch, tea, coffee and reception.

Final programme details will be sent when available to those who have registered. Registration must be made by 12 November using the attached form.

BAKS gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship provided by The Academy of Korean Studies, Asia House, Barclays Bank Ltd., the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and The Standard Chartered Bank

National War Memorial Museum, Seoul

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