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2020 International Conference on Korea’s Global Position

The Korean Studies Unit, Coventry University, has finalised the upcoming conference agenda and the arrangements for joining remotely.

The conference is open to the public to join remotely via the links below, but you are highly recommended to pre-register with Dr Eunju Hwang (Director, Coventry University Korea Centre, [email protected]) if you intend joining, so that the email address associated with your Microsoft Teams account can be registered with the hosts, thus minimising the potential for access issues on the day.

Note that, as always with such events, the programme is subject to change. Links to PDFs of the current agenda and joining details are at the bottom of this page.

2020 International Conference on Korea’s Global Position

Friday 9 October 2020, 8:30am – 4:15pm UK time
via Microsoft Teams (links below and in attached PDF)

Time (UK) Programme
8:30-9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 9:45 Introductory session

Welcome Speech
Dr Eunju Hwang (Director, Coventry University Korea Centre)

Congratulatory Speech
Dr David Pilsbury (Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Development, Coventry University)

Keynote Speech
Prof Eun-Jeung Lee (Freie Universitaet Berlin)

9:45-10:00 – Break
10:00 – 11:00 Public Policies and Governance
Chair: Dr Jinu Lee (King’s College London)

Cultural Studies
Chair: Dr Jin Suk Park (Coventry University)

National Framework of Quarantine Management & Law to Cope with a Comprehensive Public Health Crisis in Korea
– Prof Yoon Hyeon Lee (NamSeoul University)
Gender War in Korea and Misogyny
– Prof Jonggab Kim (Konkuk University)
Foreign Talent Acquisition in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Start-up Policy in South Korea
– Ms Felicia Istad (Korea University)
Korean Perceptions of Indian Caste System
– Dr Sanjay Kumar (GS E&C)
The Development of Korean E-government and Its Global Presence
– Dr Kyounghee Cho (University of Warwick)
South Korean Cinema Forges Own Path on World Stage as Hallyu Emulates the Success of British Soft Power
– Prof Jason Bechervaise (Korea Soongsil Cyber University)
11:00-11:15 – Break
10:00 – 11:00 Semiotics
Chair: Dr Oliver Barish (Coventry University)

Business Studies
Chair: Dr Krish Saha (Birmingham City University)

A Thought of the International in Korean Literature
– Prof Young Chul Cho (Jeonbuk National University)
Enhancing the Student Experience in an International Study Trip to South Korea: A Case Study and Survey Approach
– Prof Dong-Wook Kwak (Kyungpook National University)
South Korea’s Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Utopian Nation-branding Strategy
– Ms Ahlem Faraoun (University of Sussex)
Evaluation of Korean Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
– Mr Reason Chivaka (Coventry University)
Theme Museums and UNESCO Cultural Heritage Listings: Cultural Appropriation in Korea and Japan
– Dr Eunju Hwang & Dr Jin Suk Park (Coventry University)
Exclusive Talent Management Is Not Hazardous: A Focus on the Employment Relationship in South Korea
– Dr Hyun Mi Park (Coventry University)
12:15-13:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:50 Korean Arts
Chair: Dr Eunju Hwang (Coventry University)

International Politics and Diplomacy
Chair: Prof Jason Bechervaise (Korea Soongsil Cyber University)

Printmaking Education in the UK and South Korea
– Ms Kumyoung Kwon (Coventry University)
Does South Korea Exercise Middle Power Diplomacy Toward Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan?
– Dr Eriks Varpahovskis (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
What is a “Korean” Performance: Focusing on Korean Performance based on the Relationship between Performers and Audiences
– Ms Yerin Lee (University of Roehampton)
Examining the Role of the Human Factor as a Non-state Actor in South Korea’s Public Diplomacy Strategies in Uzbekistan
– Ms Natalya Steane (Coventry University)
Contemporary Practices of Self-Cultivation in Korea and China
– Dr Victoria Ten (Leiden University)
Can’t Choose between Beijing and DC: South Korea in the Middle
– Ms Carolin Wefer (The German Marshall Fund of the United States)
Prospects for a Multicultural Korean Society: Minority Politics with a Focus on Afro-Koreans
– Ms Burcu Mirkelam (The Education University of Hong Kong)
Ubuntu Diplomacy Meets Kimchi Diplomacy: Soft Power Lessons from South Korea to South Africa
– Ms Fatimaah J Menefee (American Graduate School in Paris)
14:50-15:10 – Break
15:10 – 16:10 North Korean Studies
Chair: Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters (University of Leeds / Wolfson College, University of Oxford / Bath Spa University)

Politics of Toys in Conflict and Post-Conflict Spheres: The North Korea-South Korea Toy Story
– Dr Virginie Grzelczyk (Aston University)

Geospatial Mapping in North Korean Human Rights Monitoring
– Dr Sarah A. Son (University of Sheffield)

What Is the Role of Hope in Conciliation Policy of Korea?
– Ms Jiyoung Chang (University of Birmingham)

16:10-16:15 – Conference close

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