[KS] Populism, Alternative Truths, and Voices from the Fringe in Korea (James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at Penn)

SEOK LEE seok2 at sas.upenn.edu
Fri Apr 20 16:04:30 EDT 2018

Dear colleagues,

Please join us for the Third Annual Korean Studies Conference at the
University of Pennsylvania on Friday, April 27. Entitled "Populism,
Alternative Truths, and Voices from the Fringe in Korea," this conference
aspires to break new ground by conceptualizing the notion of the "fringe."
If you are in the area, please feel free to stop by!

*Panel 1: Alternative Knowledge Regimes *(Discussant: Ksenia Chizhova,
1. John Lee (Yale): “Sylvan Fates: Geomancy and the Politics of Forests in
Koryŏ Korea, 918-1392”
2. John Kim (Harvard): “The Shaman Specter: The Horror of Alternative
Cosmologies in Kim Tong-ni’s “The Shaman Painting” and Na Hong-jin’s *The
3. Narae Kim (Kennesaw State): “Knowing North Korea, Making North Korea:
Suki Kim and Truth Claims”

*Panel 2: Marginalized Voices Speak* (Discussant: Seok Lee, Penn)
1. James Flowers (Johns Hopkins): “Healers on the Margins in Japan-ruled
Korea, 1910-1945”
2. Youme Kim (Yonsei): “Political Repressions and the Voices from the

*Panel 3: Politics of the Fringe *(Discussant: Albert Park, Claremont
1. Brendan Wright (Carleton): “Bereaved Families and the Question of
Leftism in the Second Republic”
2. Justine Guichard (Penn): “Disputing the Vietnam War: South Korean
Veterans’ Struggles for Victimhood Recognition and Denial”
3. Youjeong Oh (UT Austin): “Jeju Island and the Politics of Dispossession
at the Margin”
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