Korean War: Memory and Legacy – at Asia House

The event originally scheduled for back in September is now taking place tomorrow, 1 December at Asia House.

Korean War: Memory and Legacy, North and South

Panellists include Daniel Levitsky and Michael Shin, chaired by Jim Hoare
Wednesday 01 Dec, 2010 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Location: Asia House
Doors 18.30

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.

Jim Hoare has served in the British Embassies in Seoul and Beijing, and in 2001-2002, and was the first British representative in Pyongyang, North Korea. He is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, and chairs the Korean Discussion Group at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London.

Tickets £10, Concessions £6
Asia House Friends £5

For booking please call 020 7307 5454

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