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Euro-American Hegemony and the origin of Modern Korean History

Date: Thursday March 13, 2008Location: KyujanggakPresentation Title: Euro-American Hegemony and the origin of Modern Korean HistoryPresenter: Henry H. Em (Professor of Korean History, Korea University)

 
14. History or Hagiography? Stelae Inscriptions of Koryŏ Monks

Kyujanggak Korean Studies Colloquium Thursday November 29, 2007, 4-6 pm Title: History or Hagiography? Stelae Inscriptions of Koryŏ Monks Speaker: Sem Vermeersch (Kyujanggak Fellow) Location: Kyujanggak Seminar Room 201, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (Bldg 103) Seoul National University Description: Investigating the value of the stelae as sources for the history of Korean Buddhism, Sem Vermeersch offers an overview of the main features of biographic stele inscriptions for eminent monks of the Koryŏ period. Though the fifty or so remaining texts are well known, this is the first attempt at critically evaluating the contents or presentation of the inscriptions and at delineating the conventions of this genre. Dr. Sem Vermeersch earned his PhD from SOAS, University of London and has authored several studies on the history of Korean Buddhism, focusing on the Koryŏ dynasty.

 
13. Ahn Changho and the Origins of Korean Democracy

Kyujanggak Korean Studies Colloquium Thursday October 25, 2007, 4-6 pm Title: Ahn Changho and the Origins of Korean Democracy Speaker: Jacqueline Pak (Professor of Modern Korean History, Kyunghee University) Location: Kyujanggak Seminar Room 209, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (Bldg 103), Seoul National University Description: One of the most spirited debates in the field of Korean Studies has been over how to interpret Ahn Changho (1878-1938) and the Korean nationalist movement; Professor Jacqueline Pak offers a unique perspective on the controversial historiography surrounding Ahn Changho. The presentation incorporates visual materials and will use both Korean and English. Professor Pak's latest book is Sunshine and Shadow: North Korea and South Korea and her forthcoming biography The Founding Father: Ahn Changho and the Origins of Korean Democracy is groundbreaking in its utilization of the private papers of Ahn Changho and Dr. Seo Jaepil (Philip Jaisohn).

 
12. Reflections on 40 Years of Korean Studies

Kyujanggak Korean Studies Colloquium Thursday October 11, 2007, 4-6 pm Title: Reflections on 40 Years of Korean Studies Speaker: Martina Deuchler (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Professor Emeritus) Discussants: Professor Lew Youngick (Yonsei University, Distinguished Professor of History), Professor Chung Doohee (Sogang University, Professor of History) Location: Kyujanggak Auditorium, B1, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (Bldg 103) Seoul National University Description: On her return to Kyujanggak Institute, eminent Korean Studies scholar Professor Martina Deuchler offers her reflections on the last 40 years of Korean Studies as well as her views on the prospects and future direction of the field. Professor Deuchler first arrived at Kyujanggak in 1967 as a young researcher immediately after receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her groundbreaking first book, Confucian Gentlemen and Barbarian Envoys, pioneered the field of Korean Studies while a subsequent book, The Confucian Transformation of Korea, was awarded the Chang Chi-yôn Award for Korean History in 1993. Professor Deuchler now resides in Switzerland.

 
11. Korean Novels of 1970s and Political Science of the Neighbors; Focusing on Yi Mun-Gu, Hwang Seok-Yeong, Jo Se-Hei

Date: July 23, 2007. Noon.Place: Conference room(#209), Kyujanggak Institute for Korean StudiesYu Yeong-Ju (Assistant Professor at Michigan Univ.)

 
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