Korean Studies Research Network

Cindy Textor

Korean Studies Research Network to host presentation on Zainichi literature

Monday, March 18, 2024
The talk, featuring Dr. Cindi Textor, University of Utah, will present an encounter between the critical discourse on intersectionality and texts by Korean subjects of the Japanese empire and their postwar descendants in Japan.
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Webinar to focus on North Korea’s “Our Style” electronic music

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
This lecture, by Dr. Peter Moody of Korea University, will present the emergence of North Korean-style electronic music, which aimed to raise the quality of electronic music worldwide in a healthier direction.
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Korean Studies Research Network hosts presentation on gender relations, age, money, and desire in South Korea

Friday, February 23, 2024
This virtual event is presented by Dr. Yu-Ri Kim, postdoctoral research scholar in sociology at the University of Iowa.
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Korean Studies Research Network hosts webinar on Wŏn Buddhism and women’s liberation 

Thursday, January 11, 2024
This webinar will be presentation by Dr. Sungha Yun, assistant professor of religion and Asian studies at St. Olaf College.
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Korean Studies Research Network hosts event on collective dining and science in Postwar North Korea

Monday, November 20, 2023
Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Sunho Ko from the University of Wisconsin, Madison will present “Feeding the People: Collective Dining and Science in Postwar North Korea.”
Bohyeong Kim

Critical Capitalism: South Korea’s aspiring millionaires and the spirit of the asset economy

Friday, September 15, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network presents “Critical Capitalism: South Korea’s Aspiring Millionaires and the Spirit of the Asset Economy” on Thursday, November 30 and features Dr. Bohyeong Kim of Vanderbilt University.
So-Rim Lee

Korean Studies Research Network presents talk on beauty and body politics in post-authoritarian South Korea 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network presents “Remedy, Mobility, and the Feminized Consumption of Beauty in Post-Authoritarian South Korea” on November 15, featuring Dr. So-Rim Lee from the University of Pennsylvania. 
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Squid Game, Netflix in Korea, and the reinvention of the death game genre 

Friday, August 25, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network presents “Net-Fluxed Korea: Squid Game, Acting in/on the Logic of Platform Economy.” This virtual talk will take place on Thursday, November 2, from 5 – 6:30 p.m., and will feature Dr. Seung-hwan Shin of the University of Pittsburgh. 
Kyunghee Eo

Korean Studies Research Network to host webinar on "girl sensibility” and its impact on Korean culture and society

Monday, August 14, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network will host Dr. Kyunghee Eo, assistant professor of East Asian languages and literatures at Yale University, for a virtual talk entitled “Politics of Purity: The Making of the South Korean Sonyŏ Sensibility.”
Minwoo Jung

Korean Studies Research Network to present talk on flexible masculinities in Asia, September 20 

Friday, July 21, 2023
The Korean Studies Research Network will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Dr. Minwoo Jung, entitled “Flexible Masculinities: Negotiating Gender, Sexuality, and Nation in Global Asia.”
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In the news: UI CLAS professor is elected to become the new vice president for the Association of Asian Studies

Friday, February 17, 2023
CLAS professor Hyaeweol Choi elected to serve as vice president for the international non-profit Association of Asian Studies. Choi will officially be seated following the organization’s annual conference in March of 2023.
arrangement of Korean dishes

Korean Studies Research Network to host lecture on culinary masculinity in South Korea, Nov. 17

Monday, September 26, 2022
Dr. Jooyeon Rhee examines the cultural phenomenon of cooking/eating programs (mŏkppang) to show how they capitalize on the desire of domestic comfort and reinforce existing gender norms and hierarchy.