Korean War: Memory and Legacy, North and South (postponed)

News of an interesting evening coming up at Asia House on 16 September:

Korean War: Memory and Legacy, North and South

The Korean war of 1950, one of the most significant military events of the 20th century, reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the peninsula.

With the North and South still officially at war, the legacy of the conflict has redefined Korean identities on either side of the demilitarised zone for the past five decades. An expert panel discusses the resonance of the war in historical memory and its manifestations in the film and visual arts of both North and South, while considering the future of unresolved conflict and its implications for security across the region.

Michael Shin is a lecturer in Korean studies at the Cambridge University Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Daniel Levitsky of London University’s School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, is a specialist in North Korean film and has led several tours to the DPRK.

Organiser: Asia House
Date: 16 September 2010
Time: 6:45 PM
Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus

Jim Hoare is chairing the proceedings, and according to him the running order will be roughly as follows:

6.45pm Welcome from Asia House
6.50pm Jim Hoare to open discussion and introduce topics for discussion.
6.55pm Michael Shin – Historical Narratives – North and South: how they have evolved over the years, and how they have shaped identity either side of the DMZ.
7.05pm Daniel Levitsky – Representations of the war in North Korean film with examples and clips, comment on the war in cinema of the south
7.15pm Jim Hoare – The Continuing Confilct: Comment on current security situation in the peninsula and the wider region.
7.25pm – Discussion between members of the panel
7.35pm Audience Q&A
7.45pm – Asia House thanks and closing remarks

But how can you possibly cover the subject in such a short time? We need at least half a day for this!

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