BAKS 2008 conference agenda finalised

A reminder of the upcoming BAKS conference, The Koreas at sixty: Looking Forward / Looking Back, to be held in Cambrige 8-10 September. Full details of the cost, and how to book, are on the BAKS website here. You don’t need to be a BAKS member to come along, and the one in Sheffield two years ago was both fun and informative. But you do need to pre-register, particularly if you want dinner, accommodation or generally expect to be looked after. For registration, contact Dr John Swenson-Wright at jhs22 at cam dot ac dot uk.

The agenda is now final. Something for everyone:

Monday, September 8, 2008

15.00 to 17.30: Arrival and Registration
18.00: Drinks reception, including two performances of Korean dance: Salpuri (performed by Lee Chul-jin) and Jindo Buk Chum (performed by Nami Morris)
19.00 for 19.30: Dinner
21.00: Keynote Speech, Professor Meredith Jung-en Woo, University of Virginia. Title: Korea’s Free Trade: The Highest Stage of Industrial Policy

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

9.00 to 10.30: Panel One, Plenary: Political and Security Developments on the Korean Peninsula
Ambassador Chun Yung-Woo, ROK Ambassador to the UK;
Ambassador Warwick Morris, former UK Ambassador to the ROK;
Dr James Hoare, former UK Charge d’affaires, Pyongyang, former chairman of BAKS

10.30 to 11.30: Coffee break

11.00 to 12.30 Panel Two: The Two Koreas, Strategy & Ideology
Choi Jong-hyun, University of Reading: Strategic Relations on the Korean Peninsula since 1948: Strategic Culture as Commonality and Difference
Dr Tim Beal, Victoria University of Wellington: The Koreas’ Search for International Legitimacy
Johannes Gerschewski, German Institute of Global and Area Studies: An Analysis of North Korea’s Historical Development from the Viewpoint of a New Ideology-Oriented Framework of Totalitarianism

12.30 to 14.00 Lunch

14.00 to 15.30 Panel Three: Politics and Policy in South Korea
Dr Kim Young-mi, University of Edinburgh: Party system, regionalism and the Debate over the Electoral Law in South Korea
Dr John DiMoia, National University of Singapore: Challenging Nationalist Historiography, Lee Tae-kyu and the Origins of a South Korea Scientific Community, 1948-1971
Mr Aidan Foster Carter, Honorary Research Fellow, Leeds University: Lee Myung-bak: what went wrong?

15.30 to 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 to 18.15 Panel Four: Film and the Formation of Korean Identities
Jeon Yong-Woog, University of Cambridge: From victimization towards humour: Zainichi identities in Film
Oh Sung-ji, Korean Film Archive: Korean film in the late colonial/wartime era.
Kim Chung-kang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: From Codification to Transgressiveness: ‘Gender comedy films’ of 1960s South Korea

18.30 Pre-dinner drinks

19.00 Dinner
21.00 Annual General Meeting, BAKS
21.30 Film Showing: Springtime on the Peninsula (Pando-ŭi pom, 1941)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

9.30 to 10.30 Panel Four continued: Film and the Formation of Korean Identities
Dr Mark Morris, University of Cambridge: ‘Jayu mansei’ (Hurrah for Freedom): Korean Film at Liberation
Sueyoung Park-Primiano, New York University: South Korean Cinema in the Post-Liberation Era, 1945-1948: Occupation, Hollywood and the Writing of a New Cultural Identity

10.30 to 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 to 12. 30 Panel Five: Literature, Culture and Sociological Approaches
Choi Minkoo, University of Hawaii: The Discourse of Free love, the New Woman and Modernity in Cheya (Night in Seclusion)
Dr Jo Elfving-Hwang, University of Leeds: Encountering the Unspoken Other in South Korean ‘Division Literature’
Kim Jeehun, University of Oxford: Flexible Transnational Families? A Case Study on Korean Professional Migrant Families in Singapore

Conference Ends

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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