[KS] Asian Ethnicity - special issue on Korea

Cawley, Kevin K.Cawley at ucc.ie
Tue Apr 5 06:56:55 EDT 2016

Dear All

I would just like to inform you that Asian Ethnicity just published a special issue on Korea. You can access it at the following link:


Best regards from Ireland,
Kevin Cawley

Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies
School of Asian Studies
University College Cork
From: Koreanstudies [koreanstudies-bounces at koreanstudies.com] on behalf of Melissa Dale [mdale3 at usfca.edu]
Sent: 04 April 2016 19:45
To: koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com
Subject: [KS] Symposium: Negotiating Identities: Mixed-Race Individuals in China, Japan, and Korea (April 14-15, 2016)

The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce its spring symposium “Negotiating Identities: Mixed Race Individuals in China, Japan, and Korea.” This international symposium will feature leading scholars sharing the latest research on the history and life experiences of mixed-race individuals in China, Japan, and Korea. Day one of the symposium will focus on multiracial pasts in Hong Kong and China and mixed-race identities in Japan. Day two will focus on mixed-race groups in South Korea and a roundtable discussion on the Asian American experience.

When:   Thurs. & Fri., Apr. 14 & 15, 2016

Where:  University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., McLaren Conference Center, Room 250

Keynote Address: Thurs. Apr. 15, 5 p.m.
“Crossing Boundaries: The Hidden Histories of Transnational and Mixed Families in the US, China and Hong Kong, 1842-1943”
Emma J. Teng, Professor of History and Asian Civilizations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Panels: Panels will focus on the following themes:
Multiracial Pasts in Hong Kong and China
Nation, Modernity, and War: Mixed Race Identities in Japan
Categorization, Social Status, and Legal Aspects of Mixed-Race Groups in South Korea
Asian-American Experiences

Full Symposium Schedule and to Register (please join us for one panel, one day, or the entire symposium):

Presentation Highlights:
Eurasians in Hong Kong and China: Solidarity or Duplicity?
Race, Gender, Disease and the Early History of Nursing in Hong Kong, 1880-1910
Photography, Institutionality, and Multiracial Pasts
One Family's Experiences in Navigating Multiracial Identities through 145 Years in Japan
Mixed Race Experiences in the Meiji and Taisho Eras in Japan
Risk or Resource?: Half-Japanese Caucasians and Half-Caucasian Japanese in Wartime Japan
The Social Status of Honhyeolin in South Korea
Differentiating “Foreigners” from “Mixed Blood” in South Korean Society
The Social Production of Mixed-Race Population and State Racism in South Korea

This symposium is organized by the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies, https://www.usfca.edu/asia-pacific.

This symposium was made possible through the generous support of Suzanne Wu Zurinaga, Luis Zurinaga and the Wu Chen Lew Zurinaga Fund. Co-sponsored by the USF MA in Asia Pacific Studies and Asian Studies Programs.  Asian American Roundtable co-organized with the USF Asian Pacific American Studies Minor.

Melissa S. Dale, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Assistant Professor
Center for Asia Pacific Studies
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St., KA-180A
San Francisco, CA  94117-1080
(415) 422-2590

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