[KS] conference at U of Michigan

Henry H. Em henryem at umich.edu
Wed Apr 25 10:48:56 EDT 2001


Dates:   May 4th  through May 6th, 2001.
International Institute, 1080 S. University, Ann Arbor, Michigan

For the conference schedule, list of participants, and abstracts of
the papers to be presented, go to:

While acknowledging the defensive and democratic aspects of
Korean nationalist resistance against Japanese colonial rule, and
the violent and unique aspects of Japanese colonialism in Korea,
this conference will consider new narrative strategies for writing
the histories power and consciousness in Korea during these two
tumultuous decades marked by mobilization, collapse of empire,
new interventions, and then civil war. By examining the parallels
and interaction between Japanese colonialism and Korean
nationalism in the 1930s, between Japanese colonialism and
post-1945 intervention by Soviet and American forces in Korea,
and between colonial modernity and nation-state building efforts
in post-1945 Korea, we seek a more critical understanding of the
ideology and practice of colonialisms and nationalisms in 20th
century East Asia.

This conference is open to the public, but seating is limited. If
you wish to attend, you must acquire advance permission from
Kristy Demas, the KSP administrator at the U of Michigan:
"Kristy Demas" <ksp.info at umich.edu>

Henry H. Em
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Asian Languages & Cultures
University of Michigan
3070 Frieze Building
Ann Arbor, MI.  48109-1285

Tel:   (of) (734) 763-3556
           (ho) (734) 997-6597
Email:  <henryem at umich.edu>
Fax:   (734) 647-0157

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