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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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A review of the London Korean cultural year 2018

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2018
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Every year at this stage in the year, I look back on the cultural highlights, whether they be live performances, exhibitions, movies or books that I have encountered over the past twelve months. Every year I lament that I’ve been unable to cover everything, that I’m getting slower and that there’s been even more to […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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