[KS] Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 7

victor fic vfic at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 11 05:08:06 EST 2008

Hello list members: 
   In response to Rob's post informing us of the Namdaemun arson, I am sitting on the YTN's building's 16th floor in Namdaemun gazing down on the charred gate. As recently as yesterday afternoon, I biked past it to and from here. How shocking to see its blackened roof timbers rakishly jutting into the winter air. A once broad shouldered gate is now a heap of defeat. 
   What strikes me, first, is the sense of wanton destruction. What good purpose could motivate the arsonist? A resounding "none" we must say. Second, a sense of unnuturalness wells up when one sees someone healty or an object in sound shape one day, only to see him or it broken or defeated. Its like a painful punch to the face coming through the living room window. One senses -- on a far more minor scale -- how New Yorkers felt after 9-11. 
    Lets hope that the crime leads to tighter regulations that better protect Seoul's many beautiful cultural sites. 

Victor Fic, 
CBS News radio, freelance
Seoul> From: koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws> Subject: Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 7> To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 23:39:03 -0500> > Send Koreanstudies mailing list submissions to> koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit> http://koreaweb.ws/mailman/listinfo/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to> koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws> > You can reach the person managing the list at> koreanstudies-owner at koreaweb.ws> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific> than "Re: Contents of Koreanstudies digest..."> > > <<------------ KoreanStudies mailing list DIGEST ------------>>> > > Today's Topics:> > 1. Namdaemun fire (Robert Provine)> 2. graduate student conference at Johns Hopkins - SAIS (Henry Em)> 3. PACKS Call for Papers (???)> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------> > Message: 1> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:55:37 -0500> From: Robert Provine <provine at umd.edu>> Subject: [KS] Namdaemun fire> To: Korean Studies List <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>> Message-ID: <47B06FF9.4010003 at umd.edu>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed> > Dear Korean-Studies list:> > Those of you not in Korea may not yet be aware that last night (Sunday, 10 February), > Sungnyemun (Namdaemun), National Treasure #1, in Seoul burned down. The entire two-storey > wooden superstructure collapsed, and all that remains is the stone foundation. A terrible > loss to Korea.> > Rob Provine> > > > ------------------------------> > Message: 2> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 22:23:33 -0500> From: "Henry Em" <henryem at gmail.com>> Subject: [KS] graduate student conference at Johns Hopkins - SAIS> To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> Message-ID:> <d83545b10802101923n671effcakd0c80f713eec16ab at mail.gmail.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"> > GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE at JOHNS HOPKINS - SAIS> > > > date: February 14, 2008> > > > place: The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Rome> 812,> > Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.> > > > conveners: Henry Em, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Korean History, Korea University> > > Tae Hern Jung, Professor, Dept. of Korean History, Korea> University> > Jae Jung Suh, Assoc. Prof., SAIS, Johns Hopkins University> > > > sponsors: Johns Hopkins University - SAIS> > Korea University - Department of Korean History> > > > languages: All presentations will be in English. Discussion will be in> > both Korean and English.> > > > > > *Conference Schedule*> > > > Welcome Jae Jung SUH, Assoc. Prof., Johns Hopkins University - SAIS> > 9:00 - 9:10> > > > Panel I: Competing Modernities in Korea> > 9:10 - 11:30> > BAE, Jaeyoung (Chonnam University)> > paper title: Time Series in Sin Ch'aeho's Historiography on Puyo> > > > CHO, Hyong Yerl (Korea University)> > paper title: Research Methodology in Korean Social-Economic Histories> > of the 1930's and 1940's> > > > SON, Min Suh (UCLA)> > paper title: Manufacturing Cultures: Imperial Spectacles of Late Nineteenth> Century Seoul> > > > YU, Chong-Ae (Cornell University)> > paper title: "Wheat's End: Gender and Wheat Consumption in South Korea,> from 1945-2005"> > > > * EM, Henry (Associate Professor, Korea University)> > Panel Chair & Discussant> > > > Lunch 11:30 - 12:30> > > > > > Panel II: North Korea> > 12:30 - 2:15> > KIM, Jae Woong (Korea University)> > paper title: North Korea and the Korean War as seen through a> > Memorandum by a Communist> > > > PERSON, James (George Washington University)> > paper title: The Evolution of Juche Ideology from 1955 to the early-mid> 1960's> > > > YEA, Dae Yeol (Korea University)> > paper title: Critical Reading of North Korean History Under Western Eyes> > > > * SUH, Jae Jung (Assoc. Prof., Johns Hopkins University ? SAIS)> > Panel Chair & Discussant> > > > > > Panel III: War, Empire, and Intertwined Histories in East Asia:> > (2:30 - 4:15)> > CHOI, Deokhyo (Cornell University)> > paper title: Fighting the Korean War in Japan: Intertwined Histories of> Postcolonial Korea and Japan> > > > LEE, Jung Eun (Korea University)> > paper title: The Spinners and Weavers Association's Cotton Monopoly and U.S.> Economic Aid in the 1950s> > > > WANG, Yuanchong (Cornell University)> > paper title: Maintaining the Chinese Empire's East Fence: Chinese-Korean> Tributary Relations and China's Korea policy from 1861 to 1876> > > > * JUNG, Tae Hern (Professor, Korea University)> > Panel Chair & Discussant> > > > Wrap-Up> > (4:15 - 4:30)> > > > > -- > > Henry Em> Associate Professor> Department of Korean History> Korea University> Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu,> Seoul 136-701, Korea> > cell: 010-3561-5228> [country code 82]-10-3561-5228> > office: 02-3290-2031> [country code 82] 2-3290-2031> > home: 02-3290-0081> [country code 82] 2-3290-0081> -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: http://koreaweb.ws/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws/attachments/20080210/5367b095/attachment.html > > ------------------------------> > Message: 3> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:15:46 +0900> From: ??? <leegs at aks.ac.kr>> Subject: [KS] PACKS Call for Papers> To: <Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>> Message-ID: <00a401c86c64$c6adfdc0$1e106b0a at LocalHost>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"> > CALL FOR PAPER FOR THE CONFERENCE> > ?Korea and Korean Studies: Vision from Asia?> > > > In succession of the 8th Conference on Korean Studies held in India, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi in coordination with the Academy for Korean Studies will organize the 9th International Conference in the late 2008 on Korean Studies in Pacific Asia. It is our hope that with the interest and participation of the researchers on Korean Studies, the forthcoming conference will promote the development of Korean Studies in Asia and intensify the understanding each other among the nations as well a their peoples in Pacific Asia.> > Time: November 25 - 27, 2008> > Venue: University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU, Hanoi> > Languages used in the conference: Korean, English, Vietnamese> > Expenses for the Conference:> > + Accommodation: Paid by the Organizing Committee of the Conference during the time of the Conference (3 nights from November 24, 25, 26, 2008). Out of these days: paid by oneself.> > + Food: Paid by the Organizing Committee during the time of the Conference (from the evening November 24 to the noon of November 27, 2008)> > + Transport: Self-financed (The Organizing Committee will support the expenses for the transport between the Hotel and the Conference) > > + Other expenses: Paid by oneself> > Overview on the conference> > - Subject: Korea and Korean Studies: Vision from Asia> > - Contents:> > We would state that the recent position of Korea in Asia has been remarkably strengthened against the clock. By the increase of trade scale, the expansion of human resources exchange through tourism and study-abroad programs and especially the strengthening of intercultural relations through Hallyu between South Korea and the Asian nations, Korea and Korean culture have been welcomed as a marvelous phenomenon that would be impossible to be anticipated. Currently, Korean culture not only belongs to the Koreans themselves but to all the peoples, in Asia, who love it. In spite of the remarkable positiveness as mentioned above, the major in Korean studies in Asia has just stayed at the rudimentary stage. In the capacity as a synthetic major in Korean history, society and culture, Korean studies in the region is still weak in both quality and quantity while the foundation of Korean studies is being created by the increasing demand of Korean language education. For making the Asian peoples better understand Korea, it is necessary to create a combination of the interest of more Asians, initially with the Hallyu movement, and the development of Korean studies. The conference aims at advancing a multifaceted look on ?Korea and Korean Studies: Vision from Asia?. Therefore, the main contents of this conference emphasize on the following specific issues:> > + Korean Culture in the Asian Culture> > + Asian Culture in the Korean Culture> > + Korea and Asia in history: Conflict and Cooperation Experience> > + Korea and Asia in the 21st Century: Issues and Future Prospects> > + Recent Achievements and the Prospects of Korean Studies in Asia > > > > - Registration for presenting the paper> > Anyone who would like to participate in this conference should send a summarized report concerning to one of the aforementioned subjects and the personal information as the following heading:> > + Title of the paper and the summary: Approximately 450 letters (English, Font size: 12, one A4 page)> > + Language of presentation: Korean ?, English ?, Vietnamese ?> > + Personal Information: Name, Nationality, Sex, Current Institution at work and Position, Highest Diploma and Place of Conferment, Major, Email, Phone Number and Address in a page. > > + Style of Compilation: MS Word (Korean, Font size: 10 point; English, Vietnamese, Font size: 12 points, double space)> > + Deadline of receiving the papers: March 31, 2008> > + Way of sending the papers: Email > > - Receiving Email Address: leegs at aks.ac.kr (for the English or Korean papers)> > htvn30 at yahoo.com (for Vietnamese papers)> > ? The result of selecting the papers is to inform on April 30, 2008> > ? The expected speakers in the conference should submit the papers before September 30, 2008> > ? Style and language of compiling the papers would be informed together with the result of selecting the summarized report.> > > > On behalf of the Organizing Committee,> > > > > > Nguyen Van Khanh > > Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 9th PACKS > > Rector, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi, Vietnam > > > > Nak-Whan Paik > > Conference Director of PACKS> > Visiting Professor> > USSH, Hanoi, Vietnam> > > > Gilsang Lee > > Executive Director, PACKS > > Professor, The Academy of Korean Studies > -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: http://koreaweb.ws/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws/attachments/20080211/80d7d3ec/attachment.html > > End of Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 7> ********************************************

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