2019 Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network Workshop

The 2019 Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) workshop will be held at UCLan, 1-2 November 2019. The workshop is open to the public.

Links: Event notice on UCLan website

Korea at the Crossroads: Economic Development, Political Dynamics, and Social Changes in the Contemporary Korean Peninsula

1-2 November 20019
University Of Central Lancashire | Preston

Programme – Friday 1 November 2019

AB226 (Adelphi Building), University of Central Lancashire
9.00 – 9.30: Registration

Opening Session

9.30 – 9.40: Opening Remarks: Dr Niki Alsford, Director of IKSU at University of Central Lancashire
9.40 – 9.50: Welcoming Remarks I: Dr Daniel Waller, Head of School at University of Central Lancashire
9.50 – 10.40: Keynote Speech: Professor Eun Mee Kim, Ewha Womans University, IKSU Honorary Professor
10.40 – 10.50: Break

Session 1: North Korean Economy, Development and Inter-Korea Relations

11.00 – 13.00: Moderator: Professor Hannes Mosler (Freie University Berlin, Germany)
Speakers (20 minutes x 4 speakers, 1 hour 20 minutes)

  • The Vicissitudes of North Korean Reform: Beyond Methodological Nationalism / Professor Kevin Gray (University of Sussex, UK)
  • Politics of Korean Toys: A Brothers in Arms Story? / Dr Virginie Grezelczyk (Aston University, UK)
  • Ghost Ships as Spectral Geography: North Korean NecroMobilities / Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Paradox of Unsustainability in UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A North Korean Case in the Context of Transitional Accountability and Sanction-Added Fragility / Dr Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

Panel Discussion and Q&A (40 minutes)

Session 2: Actors and Social Changes in South Korea

14.30 – 17.00: Moderator: Professor Kevin Gray (University of Sussex, UK)
Speakers (20 minutes x 5 speakers, 1 hour and 40 minutes)

  • Power of the Social Movement: 2016 Candle Light Movement / Dr Jeong-Im Hyun (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
  • War on the Cold War: Transitional Justice and Civil Society in Korea / Dr Sungju Park-Kang (University of Turku, Finland)
  • Digital Populism in South Korea. From Hell Joseon to the #metoo Movement / Dr Youngmi Kim (Universiyt of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Otherizing Children from International Marriage by Media Based on Social Class and Ethnicity in Korean Society / Ms Jungmin Lee (EHESS, IIAC, France – PhD candidate)
  • Is Digital Revolution in the Korean Political Communication Expanding the Democracy? Focusing on Digital Political Communications in Korea from 1993 to 2018 / Ms Kyounghee Cho (Warwick University, UK – PhD candidate)

Panel Discussion and Q&A (50 minutes)

Saturday 2 November 2019

@ Brockholes (Nature Reserve)
9.30 – 10.00: Registration

Session 3: Law, Political, Diplomatic and Industrial Dynamics in South Korea

10.00 – 12.30: Moderator: Professor Eun Mee Kim (Ewha Womans University, South Korea)
Speakers (20 minutes x 5 speakers, 1 hour and 40 minutes)

  • Anti-Corruption Reform in South Korea: Three Years since the Enforcement of Kim Young-Ran Act / Dr Don S. Lee and Dr JanHinrik Meyer-Sahling (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • The Politics of Constitutional Reform in South Korea / Professor Hannes Mosler (Freie University Berlin, Germany)
  • Let the Candle Light Shine: The Assembly and Demonstration Act and the Democracy in Contemporary Korea / Dr Jong-Chol An (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
  • The Prospects for Participatory Foreign Policy in South Korea / Dr Marco Milani (University of Sheffield, UK) and Ms Francesca Frassineti (University of Bologna, Italy – PhD candidate)
  • Free Trade Agreements in South Korea: Which Sectors Gained and Lost in International Trade / Dr Jin Suk PARK and Dr Eunju Hwang (Coventry University, UK)

Panel Discussion and Q&A (50 minutes)

Closing

12.30 – 13.00: Closing Remarks: Dr Niki Alsford, Director of IKSU at University of Central Lancashire.

This event is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies.

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