[KS] Invented Traditions in North and South Korea Book Launch Workshop

Andrew David David Jackson andy.jackson at monash.edu
Thu Jan 6 02:55:52 EST 2022


Book Launch Workshop:

*Invented Traditions in North and South Korea*

Saturday 29 January 2022

You are invited to join the authors for a day of discussion about invented
traditions in North and South Korea to celebrate the publication of this
vital publication on Korean society, history and culture. The workshop will
be held via Zoom and divided into four panels according to the four
sections of the volume. Each panel will be introduced by the section
editor, and then the section’s contributors will provide a ten-minute
overview of their chapter, and this will be followed by a group discussion
with opportunities for questions.


Almost forty years after the publication of Hobsbawm and Ranger’s *The
Invention of Tradition*, the subject of invented traditions—cultural and
historical practices that claim a continuity with a distant past but which
are in fact of relatively recent origin—is still relevant, important, and
highly contentious. *Invented Traditions in North and South Korea *examines
the ways in which compressed modernity, Cold War conflict, and ideological
opposition has impacted the revival of traditional forms in both Koreas.
The volume is divided thematically into sections covering: (1) history,
religions, (2) language, (3) music, food, crafts, and finally, (4) space.
It includes chapters on pseudo-histories, new religions, linguistic
politeness, literary Chinese, *p’ansori*, heritage, North Korean food,
architecture, and the invention of children’s pilgrimages in the DPRK.

As the first comparative study of invented traditions in North and South
Korea, the book takes the reader on a journey through Korea’s epic
twentieth century, examining the revival of culture in the context of
colonialism, decolonization, national division, dictatorship, and
modernization. The book investigates what it describes as “monumental”
invented traditions formulated to maintain order, loyalty, and national
identity during periods of political upheaval as well as cultural revivals
less explicitly connected to political power. *Invented Traditions in North
and South Korea *demonstrates that invented traditions can teach us a great
deal about the twentieth-century political and cultural trajectories of the
two Koreas. With contributions from historians, sociologists, folklorists,
scholars of performance, and anthropologists, this volume will prove
invaluable to Koreanists, as well as teachers and students of Korean and
Asian studies undergraduate courses.


Panel One

Volume introduction and section one:

*Reimagining Tradition: History and Religion*

(6 pm in Melbourne, Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT) 9 am in Finland
(Eastern European Time, EET), 8 am in the Netherlands (Central European
Time, CET), 11 pm in Vancouver (Pacific Standard Time, PST note: January 28
th in Canada)

x:00-x:10 (ten minutes): Introductory comments: Invented Traditions in
Korea—Contention and Internationalization *Andrew David Jackson* (Monash)
and Section editor’s introduction *Remco **Breuker*

x: 10-x:20:   *Remco **Breuker* (Leiden) Authenticating the Past: Filling
in Gaps with the *Tan’gi kosa*

x:20-x:30:   *Andrew Logie* (Helsinki) Enticement of Ancient Empire:
Historicized Mythology and (Post)colonial Conspiracies in the Construction
of Korean Pseudohistory

x:30-x:40:   *Don Baker* (UBC), Imagining Ancient Korean Religion: Sŏndo,
Tan’gun, and the Earth Goddess

x:40-x:00:   Group discussion with Q & A from panel and audience

Panel two: *Rewriting Tradition: Language*

7 pm AEDT; 9 am CET

x:00-x:10    Section editors Introduction *Remco Breuker* and *Andrew David

x:10-x:20:   *Eunseon Kim* (ANU)  The Language of the “Nation of Propriety
in the East” (東方禮儀之國)? The Ideological History of the Korean Culture of

x:20-x:30:   *Andreas Schirmer* (Olomouc) Re-invented in Translation?
Korean Literature in Literary Chinese as one Epitome of Endangered Cultural

x:30-x:50:   Group discussion with Q & A from panel and audience

Two-hour Break

Panel four: *Embodying Tradition: Spaces* (note, section four is before
section three)

10 pm AEDT; 11 am GMT; 1 pm EET

x:00-x:10:   Section editor’s introduction *Codruța Sîntionean**

x:10-x:20:   *Codruta** Sîntionean**,* Spatializing Tradition: The Remaking
of Historic Sites under Park Chung Hee

x:20-x:30:   *Robert Winstanley-Chesters* (Leeds), Rematerializing the
Political Past: The Annual Schoolchildren’s March and North Korean Invented

x:30-x:50:   Group discussion with Q & A from panel and audience

Panel three: *Consuming and Performing Tradition: Music, Food and Crafts*

11 pm AEDT, 12 pm GMT, 9 pm in Korea, 7 am EST, 1 pm CET

x:00-x:10:   Section editor’s introduction *CedarBough Saeji* (Pusan

x:10-x:20:   *Maria Osetrova* (Moscow State Linguistic University), The
State Leader as Inventor of Food Traditions in the DPRK

x:20-x:30:   *Keith Howard* (SOAS), Tradition as Construction: Embedding
Form in Two Korean Music Genres

x:30-x:40:   *Jan Creutzenberg* (Ewha), Making Masters, Performing
Genealogy: Full-length P’ansori as an Invented Tradition

x:40-x:50:   *Laurel Kendall* (American Museum of Natural History) Split-Bamboo
Comb: Heritage, Memory, and the Space In-between

x:50-x:10:   Group discussion with Q & A from panel and audience

Please register your interest here:


We will send a Zoom Link to the email address you register with, no later
than two days before the event.

Further information about the book:


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workshop is being held in your time zone.

For further information about the event, please contact:

CedarBough Saeji at c.saeji at gmail.com

Andrew David Jackson at: andrew.david.jackson at monash.edu


Andrew David Jackson
Associate Professor, Korean Studies
Director, Monash University Korean Studies Research Hub (MUKSRH)
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
S516, 20Chn, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9905 8754


Twitter: @MonashUniKorean
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