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Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence. BAKS 2012 conference at SOAS

The annual BAKS conference is always a ridiculously cheap and thought-provoking day, and it never seems long enough. It is of course compulsory. See you there.

British Association for Korean Studies Annual Symposium: Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence

BAKS Conference graphic
© Jonas Ginter
On 17 November 2012

Presenters will discuss fields of urbanisation, demography, and the digital revolution, using Korea as a case study.

What is the future for the Korean peninsula, north and south, in the world of 2032? What are some major drivers of change that will create the Korea of 2032? What are possible scenarios for urbanisation and Korean cities? How will an immersive digital environment affect Korean culture and economy? What will the grey shift mean for Korean society and infrastructure in 2032?

Symposium Topics

  • Glen David Kuecker (De Pauw University, Indiana, USA) – ‘Korea and the Perfect Storm: Technology, Social Change and the Challenges of 2032’.
  • Hyeonju Son (University of Hawai’i, Manoa) – ‘The Future of South Korea: Alternative Scenarios for 2032’.
  • Robert Winstanley-Chesters (Leeds) – ‘Juche Oriented Garden Cities of Tomorrow?: Environmental Potentialities in a Post-Kim Jong Il Era’.
  • Young-hae Chi (Oxford) – ‘The Challenge of the Environmental Crisis as a Formative Factor for the South Korea of 2032’.
  • H G Park (Cambridge) – ‘The Future of Multiculturalism in South Korea’.
  • Bum Chul SHIN and Il Han BAE (University of Hawai’i, Manoa) – ‘North Korea’s Dual Network of Mobile Telephony and the Future of the Korean Peninsula’

Cost of ticket:

  • Concession (BAKS members and students): £10.00
  • Standard (Others): £20.00



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