[KS] September Programs on Korea at UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies cks at berkeley.edu
Mon Sep 8 10:30:51 EDT 2014

*The Center for Korean Studies*

*University of California, Berkeley*

*Cordially invites you to the following September programs*
*Note: The Center for Korean Studies has moved to a new location (1995
University Avenue, Suite 510R).  Unless otherwise noted, most events will
be held at Doe Library, Room 180.  *

JUL - Gayageum Guest Soloists: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music |* September 10* | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert
Hall <http://www.berkeley.edu/map/googlemap/?hertz>

*Sponsors*: Department of Music <http://music.berkeley.edu/>, Institute of
East Asian Studies, Center for Korean Studies

JUL consists of three Gayageum soloists, each having a strong background in
traditional Korean music as well as in modern compositions and world music.
The members have been commissioning new works that promote their vision
which is to bring new sound from the old instrument. Program to include
Sanjo(Korean traditional music) and contemporary pieces by Byungi Hwang,
Byoungdong Baek(US premiere) and Music Department Alum Jean Ahn (world

Tickets not required

Event Contact: concerts at berkeley.edu, 510-642-4864


Nuclear Options: Behind the US-South Korea Conflict

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese
Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | *September 19* | 9:30 a.m.-5:30
p.m. | 180 Doe Library <http://www.berkeley.edu/map/googlemap/?doe>

*Speakers*: *Yoon Il Chang* <http://www.ne.anl.gov/awards/changyi_bio.html>,
Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
<http://www.ne.anl.gov/awards/changyi_bio.html>; *Chaim Braun*
<http://cisac.stanford.edu/people/Chaim_Braun/>, Consulting Professor, Stanford
University <http://cisac.stanford.edu/people/Chaim_Braun/>; *Yongsoo Hwang*
<https://www.kinac.re.kr/eng.do>, Director General, Korea Institute of
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control <https://www.kinac.re.kr/eng.do>; *Yusuke
Kuno* <http://www.n.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/modules/contents/index.php?id=2>,
of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo/Japan Atomic
Energy Agency
<http://www.n.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/modules/contents/index.php?id=2>; *Andrew
Newman* <http://www.nti.org/about/leadership-staff/andrew-newman/>, Senior
Program Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative
<http://www.nti.org/about/leadership-staff/andrew-newman/>; *Michael J.
Apted* <http://intera.com/org/michael-j-apted/>, Vice President, INTERA
Incorporated <http://intera.com/org/michael-j-apted/>; *In-Tae Kim*, Vice
President for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Development, Korea Atomic
Energy Research Institute

Panelist/Discussant: *Thomas Isaacs*
<https://life.llnl.gov/about/life_team/tom_isaacs.php>, Visiting
Scientist, Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory

Moderator: *Joonhong Ahn* <http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/people/joonhong_ahn>,
Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

*Sponsors*: Center for Korean Studies (CKS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cks/>
, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/>, Consulate
General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco,
 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cjs/>

Nuclear power turned to weaponry is a dire threat at any time, never more
so than in an unstable international climate. At the same time, nuclear
power is embraced by South Korea not only as a clean and relatively
inexpensive option for its energy-hungry economy, but as a promising export
in itself, and an avenue of lucrative technology transfer.

The threat of international proliferation has raised concern over South
Korea’s latest development: an improved form of pyroprocessing, a promising
method for treating spent fuel for future re-use. But in reusing fuel for
nuclear power, it can also potentially be used for weapons. Its efficiency
makes the process the more accessible, the more tempting, and the more
potentially deadly.

A complex constellation of past treaties, current imperatives, and
international concerns cloud discussion. Reinvigorated anti-nuclear efforts
in the post-Fukushima world protest expansion of nuclear power.
International attempts to curb nuclear export have raised cries of national
sovereignty. Scientists voice concern about the effects of the new method
of re-processing. This symposium attempts to unpack the political,
historical, economic, and scientific issues, and illuminate the larger
picture of the role of nuclear power in contemporary geo-politics.

Event Contact: cks at berkeley.edu, 510-642-5674

Document: Symposium Program


The Birth of Sentimental Youths: The Affective Turn in 1910s Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies |
September 29 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

*Speaker*: *Yoon Sun Yang*
<http://www.bu.edu/mlcl/profile/yoon-sun-yang/>, Assistant
Professor, Boston University <http://www.bu.edu/>

*Sponsor*: Center for Korean Studies (CKS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cks/>

During the first decade after Japan’s annexation of Korea (1910), short
stories portraying sentimental men emerged in the Korean literary
landscape. These stories often revolved around the emotional agonies of men
who suffered from physical or psychological illness, a lover’s death or
betrayal, the loss of a job, or perennial poverty. Written by fledgling
male writers who were coming of age in the late 1900s when traditional
institutions, values, and relations were extensively questioned by
reformists, these stories are known as the first literary works that
introduced to Korean literature the quintessential modern character in
world literature, the “individual” who disengages from social and familial
obligations in the quest for his interiority. How did this supposedly
universal figure come into being in the colonized literary field of Korea?
Focusing on three short stories, Hyŏn Sangyun’s “Persecution” (1917), Yang
Kŏnsik’s “Sad Contradictions” (1918), and Chin Hangmun’s “Cry” (1917), this
talk will explore the various textual, cultural, and political components
that overdetermined the figures of Korean sentimental men.

Event Contact: cks at berkeley.edu, 510-642-5674
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