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 […]

Guilt, Nostalgia, and Victimhood: Korea in the Japanese Theatrical Imagination

Looks like a very interesting talk at the Japan Foundation on 1 December. Of course, it has to clash with something equally as compelling: a rare screening of Kim Ki-young’s Insect Woman at the KCC. The Japan Foundation hosts: Guilt, Nostalgia, and Victimhood: Korea in the Japanese Theatrical Imagination Speaker: Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei (UCLA) How […]

Book review: Kim Sok-pom — The Curious Tale of Mandogi’s Ghost

Kim Sok-pom: The Curious Tale of Mandogi’s Ghost Translated by Cindi Textor Columbia University Press, 2010 (114pp) Originally published in Japanese, 1970. What seems to be new entrant in the Korean literature in translation market is more complicated than it first seems. The author, Kim Sok-pom, is actually a second-generation zainichi Korean resident in Japan, […]