SOAS seminar: Rescuing Art History from the Nation

J.P. Park, author of A New Middle Kingdom: Painting and Cultural Politics in Late Chosŏn Korea (1700–1850), will be giving a talk at SOAS on 21 February as part of SOAS’s Friday evening seminar series: Rescuing Art History from the Nation: Late Chosŏn Korea between Europe and Edo Japan Prof J.P. Park (University of Oxford) […]

SOAS seminar – Small China concept in the T’aengniji by Yi Chung-hwan

The last SOAS seminar before Brexit… The Small China concept in the “T’aengniji” by Yi Chung-hwan (1690-1756?) Dr Nataliya Chesnokova (National Research University Higher School of Economics) 31 January 2020, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Alumni Lecture Theatre, SOAS Free | Registration link on SOAS website Abstract The late Chosǒn period […]

Exploring the 1980s Korean film collectives with Kim Hong-joon

Organised by the KCC in conjunction with Birkbeck, and acting as a prelude to the Essay Film Festival 2020. Exploring the 1980s Korean film collectives with Kim Hong-joon Saturday 15 February 2020, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | Bloomsbury | London WC1H 0PD Admission free | Register on Eventbrite Filmmaker/programmer/academic […]

Building Relationships and Trust across the Korean Peninsula

Come hear about a possible approach to peacebuilding in Korea. Registration required. Building Relationships and Trust across the Korean Peninsula: An Economic and Social Convergence Strategy Monday, 13 January 2020, 18:30 – 19:30 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | 7 More London Riverside | London SE1 2RT Speaker: Dr. Michael Schluter, President and CEO of RPI Chairman: Clive […]

SOAS seminar: The Zainichi Korean Question

SOAS’s second Friday evening seminar of the new year: The Zainichi Korean Question: Decolonization and the Cold War in U.S.-Occupied Japan and Korea Dr Deokhyo Choi (Sheffield University) 24 January 2020, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Alumni Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), SOAS Online registration required via SOAS website Abstract By the end of […]

Kim Un-su interviewed in Korea Times

Anna Jiwon Park has a good interview with Kim Un-su (author of The Plotters, among other things) in the Korea Times this week. It’s a nice leisurely two-page read for the Weekender section, clocking in at 3,000 words. Park has an engaging conversation with him, and makes an interesting observation: His books not only have […]

SOAS seminar: Geospatial Mapping in DPRK Human Rights Monitoring

The first SOAS Friday evening seminar of 2020. A version of this talk will also be presented the previous day at the human rights seminar at City University of London. Geospatial Mapping in North Korean Human Rights Monitoring Dr Sarah Son (Sheffield University) 17 January 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 pm SOAS | Paul Webley Wing […]

BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media

For those that can’t make it to the two-day conference in Kingston, here is some consolation. I expect this one will be popular. Book soon. BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media Monday 6 January 2020, 6:30pm @ KCCUK Reservation essential via KCC website Dr. Jeeheng Lee will present a lecture at the […]

SOAS seminar: Socialist competition and class formation in DPRK, 1953-56

A seminar at SOAS tomorrow, just announced. Looks interesting. Socialist competition and class formation in North Korea’s post-Korean War recovery, 1953-1956 Dr Owen Miller (SOAS) Friday 6 December 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre Register on SOAS website Abstract How did North Korea manage to recover […]

Call for Papers: Korea’s global position, Coventry 2020

Call for Papers 2020 International Conference on “Korea’s global position” The conference will be held on the 22nd and the 23rd of May 2020 in Coventry. The Korean Studies Unit, Coventry University, invites proposals for panels, roundtables and individual papers to be presented. The theme of the conference is “Korea’s Global Position” and we expect […]

Call for Papers: SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh

Call for Papers for SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh, UK, ‪8-9 April 2020‬ The Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) and Korean Studies, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Edinburgh invite paper and panel proposals for their upcoming conference Divided Societies on the Korean Peninsula Korean Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the […]

Korean Writing Today: Kang Youngsook and Kim Haeyeon

Two Korean authors discuss the Korean literary world at the National Centre for Writing in Norwich, where they are writers in residence this month: Korean Writing Today Tuesday 26 November 2019, 7.30 – 8.30pm National Centre for Writing | Dragon Hall | 115-123 King Street | Norwich NR1 1QE Tickets £5 – includes glass of […]

Film Screening: North Korean Ghost Ships

Nicholas Ahlmark (Director) Friday 22 November 2019, 5:15 – 7:00pm SOAS, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Alumni Lecture Theatre Register on SOAS website Documentary filmmaker Nicholas Ahlmark, will visit to show his new documentary ‘North Korean Ghost Ships’ and give a Q+A. Director Biography Nicholas has built a career and reputation working on documentaries for […]

Parasite preview screenings + Bong Jong-ho’s BAFTA lecture at the Curzon Mayfair

Thanks to Andrew Heskins at Easternkicks for passing on the news. Update: In addition to the BAFTA lecture noted below, preview screenings are taking place in Curzon Mayfair and Richmond, with guest appearances from the director and / or Song Kang-ho, 9 – 12 December. Some tickets still left on the Curzon website. There’s also […]

K-ART NOW: Artist Talk, Yiyun Kang

Monday 25 November 2019, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT Sotheby’s Institute of Art | 30 Bedford Square | London WC1B 3EE There is limited availability of tickets due to the capacity of the venue. Registration via EventBrite is essential. Register here. Dr. Yiyun Kang is an artist, researcher, and visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art […]