[KS] Upcoming Programs on Korea at UC Berkeley (January 20-25)

Center for Korean Studies cks at berkeley.edu
Thu Jan 12 11:36:20 EST 2012

The Center for Korean Studies and Institute of East Asian Studies at UC


Proudly present


KOREA WEEK at UC Berkeley, January 20-25



Friday, January 20, 12:00 pm

Missionary Photography in Korea: Encountering the West through Christianity

Speaker: Donald N. Clark, Murchison Professor of History, Trinity University

IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, Sixth Floor, Berkeley



This illustrated lecture focuses on photographs from the Clark-Roberts
collection, taken between 1905 and 1973 and covering three generations of
American Presbyterians who went to Korea in 1902.  The collection
concentrates on Pyongyang, in North Korea, which was once known as the
"Jerusalem of the East" for its concentration of Christian institutions.
This is the first of three talks related to the current IEAS photograph
exhibit "Of Power and Profit
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Note:  A light lunch will be provided on a limited basis to those who RSVP
by Monday, January 16.  Otherwise, an RSVP is not required for this talk.  



Friday, January 20, 2:00 pm

Tourist Distractions: Travels in South Korean Melodrama: Tourism Studies
Working Group Colloquium

Speaker: Youngmin Choe, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of
Southern California

IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, Sixth Floor, Berkeley


Studies on film-induced tourism tend to focus on the impact of such
phenomena on local culture and community development, marketing strategies
by local tourist boards, and on-site experiences of film-induced tourists,
focusing more on how to use film, and less on questioning the cinematic
language that induces the desire to travel and its ideological
underpinnings.  Choe argues that the trope of travel featured in this
intercultural cinema, which was initially intended to promote cross-cultural
understanding, later became a means to propagate a film's affective
experience beyond the screen, so much so that many films seem self-conscious
of their own capacities to not only provoke tourism, but also to provide
ersatz historical experiences of political and historical negotiation. 

Event contact:  <mailto:jendevine at berkeley.edu> jendevine at berkeley.edu 

Sponsors: Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Korean Studies,
Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies



Friday, January 20, 4:00 pm

North Korean Cross-Roads: International Reaction to the Succession of Kim

Speaker: Michael Nacht, Public Policy, UC Berkeley and former Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs

Panelists: T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lowell Dittmer,
Political Science, UC Berkeley; Daniel J. Sargent, History, UC Berkeley,
Donald N. Clark, History, Trinity University

Moderator: Hong Yung Lee, Political Science, UC Berkeley

IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, Sixth Floor, Berkeley



With the death of dictator Kim Jong-il, the attention of the international
community is focused on the transition in North Korea and the succession of
his son Kim Jong-un. Speaker Michael Nacht (UC Berkeley Goldman School of
Public Policy) and a panel of faculty experts will discuss the international
reaction to the leadership transition and how these events may affect future



Monday, January 23, 4:00 pm

Photographic Encounter with 19th Century Korea

Speaker: Jiwon Shin, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, Sixth Floor, Berkeley



This talk considers a case of postcolonial archiving with discussion of
recent efforts by South Korean research foundations to digitally archive
photographic images of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Korea
produced by Westerners.  Many of the photographs assembled in the South
Korean archive had previously been part of Euro-American archives, produced
in the context of growing Western power in East Asia, and documenting people
and scenery little known in the West.  The South Korean digital archives of
these images partially critique the orientalist and imperialist view
inscribed in them; at the same time, the postcolonial taxonomy produces a
self-orientalizing view of Korea's past. Introduced by Clare You, East Asian
Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley.



Wednesday, January 25, 4:00 pm

In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan
Customs, and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888

Speaker: Wayne Patterson, Department of History, St. Norbert College

IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, Sixth Floor, Berkeley



When discussing Korea's "Chinese Decade," roughly defined as the dozen or so
years prior to the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, most of the attention is
focused on the heavy-handed activities of Yuan Shikai in Seoul. Less well
known is that part of this Chinese effort to bind Korea more closely to
China involved the absorption of Korea's newly-formed Maritime Customs
Service. Using the recently-discovered correspondence of the first
commissioner of customs in Pusan from 1883 to 1886, the book uncovers some
heretofore unknown aspects of this attempted takeover by China in the late
Choson period.  Introduced by Kate Chouta, IEAS Publications.
This talk is part of the IEAS book series "New Perspectives in Asia."





Dylan Davis

Program Director

Center for Korean Studies

University of California, Berkeley

2223 Fulton Street, Room 508

Berkeley, CA 94720




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