SOAS workshop: mutual perceptions in travel literature

by Events Editor on 3 June, 2009 updated 19 August, 2017

in Event Notices | Historical | Talks and seminars

News of a free study day later in June, a follow-up to SOAS’s conference two years ago.

photo12Modern Encounters and Transitional Images of ‘The Other’
Mutual Perceptions of Chosŏn Korea and the West in Travel Literature (1700~1910)

A One-Day Workshop hosted by The Centre of Korean Studies, SOAS, in collaboration with the Faculty of Languages and Cultures, SOAS

Monday, 15 June 2009
9.30am-5.30pm
Room B102 (Brunei Gallery Building)
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

ALL WELCOME

Enquiries and Registration: Rahima Begum (rb41@soas.ac.uk) or Grace Koh (gk5@soas.ac.uk)

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

09.30 REGISTRATION (Tea / Coffee in B111)

10.00-10.40 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Chosŏn Korea in 1700~1910 and Project Overview
Grace Koh (Workshop Organiser)

10.40-11.50 PANEL 1 Perceptions of the West in Chosŏn Travel Accounts: Chosŏn Encounters with the ‘West’ in Beijing

Presentation: Shin, Ik-Cheol (Associate Professor in Korean Literature, Academy of Korean Studies)
Discussants: Peter Kornicki (Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge) and Stefan Sperl (Senior Lecturer in Arabic, SOAS)

11.50-12.00 TEA / COFFEE BREAK

12.00-13.00 PANEL 2 Perceptions of Chosŏn Korea in Western Travel Accounts

Presentation: Jo, Yoong-Hee (Associate Professor in Korean Literature, Academy of Korean Studies)
Discussants: Wen-Chin Ouyang (Reader in Arabic Literature, SOAS) and Stephen Dodd (Senior Lecturer in Japanese Literature, SOAS)

13.00-14.20 LUNCH BREAK

14.20-15.30 PANEL 3: Transitional Images of the West in Chosŏn Literature

Presentation: Lee, Hyung-dae (Associate Professor in Korean Literature, Korea University)
Discussants: Michael Shin (Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Cambridge) and Kai Easton (Lecturer in African Literature and Diaspora Studies, SOAS)

15.30-16.30 PANEL 4: Transitional Images of Chosŏn Korea: Accounts by Contiguity vs Firsthand Accounts

Presentation: Grace Koh (Lecturer in Korean Literature, SOAS)
Discussants: Angus Lockyer (Lecturer in the History of Japan, SOAS) and Francesca Orsini (Reader in the Literature of North India, SOAS)

16.30-16.45 TEA / COFFEE BREAK

16.45-17.30 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Negotiating Difference and Representing ‘The Other’: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Literary Perspectives

Convenor: Dr Ayman El-Desouky (Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Literature; Chair, Centre for Cultural, Literary and Post-Colonial Studies, SOAS)

17.30 DRINKS RECEPTION

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