Talks and seminars

Jihoon Kim presents an introduction to his in-progress book project. Two days later at the KCC he will focus on a particular aspect of the project. Post-vérité Turns: Korean Documentary Cinema in the 21st Century Tue 22 January 2019, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT Room UG.04 | Westminster School of Art | 309 Regent Street | […]

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Jihoon Kim on the ‘Archival Turn’ of recent Korean Documentary Cinema

by Events Editor 10 January 2019
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Associate professor of cinema and media studies at Chung-ang University, Jihoon Kim will speak at the KCCUK on 24 January, examining recent tendencies in South Korean documentary cinema. Includes film screenings Cyclical Night (17m) + 88/18 (57m). The talk focuses on a particular aspect of Kim’s project on recent Korean documentary cinema. You can get […]

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SOAS seminar – From the Writing to Speaking Subject: Korean ‘Comfort Women’ and Girlhood

by Events Editor 29 December 2018
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The second of this year’s SOAS evening seminars: From the Writing to Speaking Subject: Korean ‘Comfort Women’ and Girlhood Dr Jinhee Choi (King’s College London) 25 January 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Brunei Gallery Room B211 | Register here Abstract From Snowy Road (눈길, dir. Lee Na-jeong, 2015) and Spirits’ Homecoming (귀향, dir. Cho […]

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SOAS seminar – Clever Speakers and Flexible Listeners: A Study on Sais-soli in Korean

by Events Editor 23 December 2018
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The first of SOAS’s Friday evening seminars of 2019: Clever Speakers and Flexible Listeners: A Study on Sais-soli in Korean Hae-Sung Jeon (University of Central Lancashire) 18 January 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Brunei Gallery Room B211 Online registration required Abstract Variation is natural and important part of language. What is fascinating in speech […]

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Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan

by Events Editor 2 December 2018
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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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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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