[KS] Conference Announcement: Identity and Transnational Mobility in and out of Korea

Mi-Jeong Jo koreandiasporas at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 04:58:20 EST 2018

Dear all,

The Korean Studies Program at Goethe University of Frankfurt will be
hosting an international conference 'Identity and Transnational Mobility in
and out of Korea' on February 22-23, 2018.  A detailed agenda is also
attached to this e-mail.

     *Identity and Transnational Mobility in and out of Korea*

*February 22-23, 2018*

*Seminarhaus 0.017, Campus Westend, Goethe University of Frankfurt*

*[Thursday, February 22]*

*9:00**–**9:30* Registration

*9:30**–**10:00* Welcome Remarks by Prof. Dr. *Elisabeth Hollender*, Dean
of the Faculty of

     Linguistics, Culture, and Arts, Goethe University of Frankfurt

     Welcome Remarks by Prof. Dr. *Bumhym Bek*, Consul General of Republic
of Korea,


     Opening Remarks by Prof. Dr. *Yonson Ahn*, Director of Korean Studies,

     University of Frankfurt

*10:00**–**11:00* *Keynote Speech I* by Prof. *Brenda S.A. Yeoh *(National
University of Singapore) Transnational Migration and Families on the Move
in Asia: Negotiating Intimacies and Identities Across Borders

*11:00**–**11:15* Coffee Break

*11:15**–**13:15** Panel I Migration and Gender *

*(Chair: Dr. Ruth Achenbach)*

Prof.* Kyoung-Hee Moon* (Changwon National University)

Gender, Race, and Migration: The Experiences of ‘First-Generation’ Korean
Women in Australia

Prof.* Minjung Kim* (Kangwon National University)

Between Personal Choice and Social Exclusion: Diaspora Identities of
Intermarried Korean Women in the Philippines

*Mi-Jeong Jo *(Goethe University of Frankfurt)

Gender and "Co-ethnicity": Koryŏ saram Migrant Women and Family Relations
in South Korea

*Dukin Lim* (University of Tokyo)

Reshaping Identity Through Family and Work: The Case of Highly Skilled
Korean Migrant Women in Urban Japan

*13:15**–**14:45* Lunch Break

*14:45**–**16:15* *Panel II Migration and Media *

*(Chair: Prof. Changzoo Song)*

Prof.* Younghan Cho & Mikah Lee *(Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

Cultural Translation on YouTube: Self-Perceptions and Representation
of Contemporary
South Korea by Foreign Expatriates

*So Hye Kim* (University of Chicago)

In and Out of Uri (Us): South Korean Documentary Films on Zainichi Korean
Students in Chosŏn Schools

*Vicki Sung-Yeon Kwon* (University of Alberta)

Reversing the Route of Migration of Labours: Mixrice’s Return, 2006

*16:15**–**16:30* Coffee Break

*16:30**–**17:30* *Panel III Transnational Mobility in Historical
Perspective *

*(Chair: Prof. Stephen Cho Suh)*

Prof.* Javier Cha *(Seoul National University)

Transnational Mobility, Hybrid Identities, and the Founding of the Chosŏn

*Dolf Neuhaus* (Free University of Berlin)

“Awakening Asia”: Korean Intellectuals in Japan, The Asia Kunglun, and
Asian Solidarity, 1919–1923

*19:00* Group Dinner at Demera

*[Friday, February 23] *

*09:30**–**10:30* *Keynote Speech II* by Prof. *Wayne Patterson* (St.
Norbert College)

Korean Immigration to the United States, 1903-1905: A New Look at Japanese

*10:30**–**10:45* Coffee Break

*10:45**–**12:45** Panel IV Korean Diaspora and Return Migration *

*(Chair: Dolf Neuhaus)*

Prof.* German Kim* (Kazakh National University & Konguk University)

Correlation Between Ethnic Identity and Return Migration from the CIS to
South Korea

Prof.* Matteo Fumagalli* (University of St Andrews)

Re-defining the Homeland-Diaspora Nexus: South Korea and Koryŏ saram

Prof.* Changzoo Song* (University of Auckland)

Koryŏ saram Diasporic Returnees in South Korea: Constructing Identity as
Lesser Koreans

Prof.* Stephen Cho Suh* (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)

Diasporic Reconciliation: Living as “Overseas Koreans” in South Korea

*12:45**–**14:15* Lunch Break

*14:15**–**15:45* *Panel V Overseas Koreans: Family, Work, and Belonging *

*(Chair: Prof. Matteo Fumagalli)*

*Jieun Lee* (University of Georgia)

The Cartography of Korean Adoptees’ Transnational Mobility and
Identity: Remapping
Kinship, Citizenship and Belonging in Eric Sharp’s Middle Brother

Prof.* Yonson Ahn* (Goethe University of Frankfurt)

Caring for Others: Korean Nurse “Guest Workers” in Germany

*Ruixin Wei *(Goethe University of Frankfurt)

Linking, Bonding, Bridging: Korean Chinese Students’ Use of Communication
Technologies in Seoul, Korea

*15:45**–**16:15* Q&A and Closing Remarks by Prof. *Yonson Ahn*


Contact: Yonson Ahn (y.ahn at em.uni-frankfurt.de)

               Mi-Jeong Jo (jo at em.uni-frankfurt.de)

Best regards,
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