Language & Learning

Organised by the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies, but of interest to Koreanists: Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan 5 December 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm SOAS, Russell Square, College Buildings, Room 4426 Abstract Drawing insights from the literature on the effect of gender on […]

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You come in, I come out: a gay man in the South Korean army

by Events Editor 29 November 2018
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Jeram Yunghun Kang tells his personal and disturbing story of coming out as gay in the South Korean army, and discusses the institutional homophobia that still criminalises gay men in the military today. Jeram is a London based artist who earlier this year produced an art installation and book, ‘You Come In, I Come Out’ […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling

by Events Editor 27 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling: A Case Study on the Story Universe of The Journey to the West Barbara Wall (University of Copenhagen) Friday 14 December 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event […]

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SOAS evening seminar: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula

by Events Editor 26 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula Dr Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire) Friday 7 December 2018, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration Abstract In September 2016, […]

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K-ART NOW: Artist Talk J Roh

by Events Editor 24 November 2018
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Artist J Roh talks about her recent works with Seoyoung Kim, our lead curator. In her solo exhibition Fresh made in the street, she attempted to emphasize both physical and psychological experience she had in London, showcasing her work experience as an immigrant manual worker at Pret A Manger. The talk highlights Roh’s work revealing […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea?

by Events Editor 23 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea? Dr JongMi Kim (Coventry University) Friday 30 November 2018, 5:15 – 7:00pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration Abstract In this paper, I explore how the current feminist movement […]

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TRY PEACE NOT WAR. Resisting US Militarism in South Korea and UK

by Events Editor 12 November 2018
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British peace activist Lindis Percy is co-founder of Campaign For Accountibility of American Bases (CAAB) and one of the Greenham Common Women who protested UK based US nuclear weapons in the 1980s. Arrested some 500 times and imprisoned 15 times for her non-violent civil disobedience, Lindis has an extensive knowledge of law and policing, and […]

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Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

by Events Editor 9 November 2018
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The situation in the Korean Peninsula has made many headlines in the last couple of years. With North Korea’s all out attempt to attain nuclear and ICBM capabilities in defiance of the international sanctions and pressure campaign led by President Donald Trump and US allies around the world, the situation looked precarious and dangerous. However, […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Youngmi Kim – Piketty in Hell Joseon

by Events Editor 6 November 2018
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Piketty in Hell Joseon: Inequality, Polarization and Social Contention in a Neo-liberal Age Dr Youngmi Kim (University of Edinburgh) Friday 16 November 2018, 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room B211 Abstract Hell Joseon is a pejorative term commonly used to compare Korea’s unequal society, somewhat simplistically divided into Kap (甲) and Eul […]

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Radio Kimchi Kpop fair

by Events Editor 3 November 2018
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Radio Kimchi UK hosts what is said to be the UK’S only K-Pop radio show from their base in Kingston / New Malden. This is their first major physical event. Stay up to date by checking out the event’s Facebook page K-POP Fair 2018 Sun 25th Nov at 2:00pm – 5:30pm O2 Academy | Islington […]

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Kingdom of Pines: State Forestry and the Making of Korea, 1392-1910

by Events Editor 31 October 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Kingdom of Pines: State Forestry and the Making of Korea, 1392-1910 John Lee (Manchester) Friday 23 November 2018, 5:15 – 7:00pm SOAS Brunei Gallery Room B211 Abstract For almost every society before the twentieth century, the forest ecosystem was the main source of fuel, construction […]

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ROK-UK Forum on the peaceful unification of the peninsula

by Events Editor 30 October 2018
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Registration is required for this event. Please email sylviapark at live dot co dot uk if you wish to attend, with details of your Full name Affiliation Contact details including phone number. ROK-UK Peaceful Unification Forum “The Korean Peninsula – Peace Building International Co-operation” Monday 5th November 2018, 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London […]

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Poetry Reading and Discussion with Choi Jeongrye at SOAS

by Events Editor 23 October 2018
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Considered to be one of Korea’s most exacting and innovative poets, Choi Jeongrye writes poems that uncover the startling and strange qualities of everyday experiences. In association with the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies is pleased to host this literary event with Choi Jeongrye, which will consist of bilingual […]

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[Cambridge] Reflections on the Sunshine Policy and its relevance today

by Events Editor 19 October 2018
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The Republic of Korea and its efforts for a peaceful relationship with its neighbour, the People’s Republic of Korea, has become of huge strategic interest in international politics. This year, it will be just over 25 years since Kim Dae-Jung spent time at Clare Hall, a college in the University of Cambridge as a Visiting […]

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BTS’s busy couple of weeks

by Philip Gowman 16 October 2018
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It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Korea’s biggest band: A speech for UNICEF at the United Nations on 24 September. The speech, by the band’s leader Kim Namjun (aka RM), ended as follows: Like most people, I’ve made many and plenty mistakes in my life. I have many faults and I have many […]

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The end of the journey: desire, recognition and redemption in BTS’s “IDOL”

by Colette Balmain 1 October 2018
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Dr Colette Balmain examines the culmination of the BTS Love Yourself series: “IDOL” is the lead single from BTS’s final album in the “Love Yourself” series. The series comprises one extended storyworld music video, Love Yourself 起 Wonder; one mini album, Love Yourself 承 Her; one full length album, Love Yourself 轉 Tear; and one […]

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Performance Histories: Kim Ku Lim talks at SOAS

by Events Editor 23 September 2018
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An in-depth talk that accompanies the group exhibition of Korean and Japanese experimental work from the 60s and 70s at DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) Performance Histories: Kim Ku Lim Thurs 18 Oct, 7–8.30pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre SOAS | Thornhaugh St | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Free, book here Artist Kim Ku […]

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