Talks and seminars

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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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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Han Collection / 4482 artist talk: Nayoung Jeong

by Events Editor 22 September 2018
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K-ART NOW: Monthly Forum by 4482 SASAPARI Artist Talk, Nayoung Jeong 7 – 8.15pm, Monday, 24 September 2018 Han Collection, 33 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LH Nayoung Jeong is a ceramist, sculptor, and painter whose work takes form as performance and installation. Exploring identity rooted in heritage and uprooted by globalism, her process-oriented work […]

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Haegue Yang at SOAS as part of the SOAS / Sotheby’s Series

by Events Editor 16 September 2018
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Notice of the first SOAS talk of the Autumn season: Artist talk: Haegue Yang at SOAS as part of the SOAS / Sotheby’s Series 4 October 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS Register via Eventbrite Organised by SOAS Centre of Korean Studies and Sotheby’s Institute of Art Haegue Yang (b. […]

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SOAS conference: Visualising Asia

by Events Editor 5 August 2018
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An upcoming conference organised by the SOAS Japan Research Centre and Centre of Korean Studies: Visualising Asia: Deciphering ‘Otherness’ in Visual and Material Cultures Thursday 20 September 2018 12:45 pm – Friday 21 September 2018 7:00 pm SOAS Brunei Gallery room B202 (10 Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG) Register free via […]

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BAKS Call for Papers: the Agency of Korean Women

by Events Editor 28 July 2018
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The British Association for Korean Studies has published details of their 2018 workshop and Annual General Meeting in Oxford, and invites proposals for papers and panels: BAKS Workshop: The Agency of Korean Women and BAKS Annual General Meeting 29 September 2018 Wolfson College | Linton Road | Oxford OX2 6UD The British Association for Korean […]

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Call for Papers: The 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium

by Events Editor 24 July 2018
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Just received into my inbox, a call for papers for the 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium at the University of Edinburgh: Inequality in Global Cities, Seoul in Comparative Perspective Date: 8th – 9th October 2018 Venue: University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library Seoul, as any global mega cities, inequality persists, as marginalised individuals and communities include […]

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Documentary fortnight day 2: Repatriation, conversation + roundtable

by Events Editor 20 July 2018
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Day 2 of the London Korean Film Festival Summer Documentary Fortnight. All events free. Repatriation (송환) Director: Kim Dong-won (2004, 148 mins) + Conversation with Kim Dong Won and Chris Berry Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | London WC1H 0PD Sunday 12 August 2018 1:30 pm | Book tickets In the Spring of 1992, […]

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SOAS conference: Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945

by Events Editor 13 June 2018
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A conference at SOAS with some Korean interest, including sessions on the Local Colour Movement and on Korean film and food diplomacy: The Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945 An exploratory workshop 18 June 2018, room S116 (Senate House), SOAS, University of London Reflecting recent shifts towards the study of embodied […]

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Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On

by Events Editor 2 June 2018
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It’s a while since Chatham House did a session on South Korea, and the timing for this couldn’t be better. Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On 13 June 2018 – 1:15pm to 5:45pm Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London SW1Y 4LE Participants Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for […]

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Lee Bul in Conversation and Performance by Zadie Xa

by Events Editor 22 May 2018
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Lee Bul discusses her work with Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, followed by Flooded with ICE / Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me, a performance by Korean-Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa that brings together live storytellers, dancers and musicians. Co-produced by writer Taylor Le Melle, with performers Jihye Kim, Jane Chan and Nam Yoon Kim. Purcell […]

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