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"Serialization in Asia" Conference, May 22-23, 2015
Room 337 Husky Union Building (HUB), University of Washington

Organizer: Heekyoung Cho (UW)

Presenters: Heekyoung Cho (UW), Jennifer Dubrow (UW), Chris Hamm (UW), Bohyeong Kim (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Miriam Kingsberg (University of Colorado), Uliana Kobyakova (Keimyung University, Korea), Ji-Eun Lee (Washington University), Ted Mack (UW), Zeynep Seviner (UW), Suyoung Son (Cornell University), and Bonnie Tilland (UW)

Discussants: Yomi Braester (UW), Jeffrey Knight (UW), Vicente Rafael (UW), and Cynthia Steele (UW)

“Serialization in Asia” is a conference that aims to open up interdisciplinary and interregional discussions on seriality in Asia. Serialization is one of the core components of cultural production and consumption in many fields in predmodern and modern Asia, and continues to become an ever more important mechanism in the twenty-first century. The conference will address questions such as: How will our understandings of cultural products and related phenomena change when we take seriality as a pivotal theme to examine them? In what ways does serialization shape, reshape, or complicate the work, its reception, and the medium through which it is delivered? How can we relate evolutions in new media to more conventional forms of serialization? How does seriality relate to our socio-cultural reality and our perception of the world around us? What socio-historical components have been involved in seriality’s flourishing in Asia, and how do those components differ from place to place? What similarities and differences are there between serial production in Asia and the rest of the world? How can we understand this specific but pervasive cultural form in relation to the formation of the modern? The materials and media that conference presenters engage with are broad, including radio, TV dramas, web graphic novels, encyclopedia, travelogues, periodical and newspaper literature, and premodern serializations.


K-Manhwa, March 28- April 1, 2015

[Colloquium] Steven Chung, May 5th, 2015

        [Colloquium] Albert L. Park, June 1, 2015            

The First Korean Peninsula Forum, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

 "Regional Dynamics in NE Asia and the Future of US - S. Korea Relations"

Presentation by former ambassador Christopher Hill
Dean of Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Panel discussion and Q&A

Academy of Korean Studies and the University of Washington     

On October 24th, 2011, the Center for Korea Studies signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), and became the recipient of the Overseas Leading University Program for Korean Studies grant, part of the AKS' Korean Studies Promotion Service. This grant will bring an additional $1 million to the Korea Studies program at the University of Washington.   This is a historic event, not only because is it the second time the University of Washington has received such a grant from AKS, but also because this year the UW is one of only three recipients nationally, and one of only six worldwide.  Starting this autumn,  the grant will provide greatly increased funding for research, events, scholarships, and other projects at the Center for Korea Studies.

What's Happening at the Center for Korea Studies? - 행사

Janet Poole, The Disappearing Future: Korean Literature during the Asia-Pacific War         

Tuesday February 17, 2015
Thomson 317



Dmitry Mironenko, Jesters on the Streets: Satire in North Korea

Tuesday January 27, 2015
Thomson 317


Sang Jo Jong, Entertainment Industry in Korea: Synergy of Industrialization and Democratization

Tuesday January 27, 2015
Thomson 317


Dong-won Kim, Science Fiction in South and North Korea

Friday December 5, 2014
Thomson 317

Christopher Hill, Regional Dynamics in Northeast Asia and the Future of US-South Korea Relations

Wednesday November 12, 2014
5:30 -9:00pm
Kane 225

Jung-hwan Cheon, "Reading Foreign Magazines under the Censorship Regime: The Reception of Foreign Magazines in South Korea during the Military Dictatorship of 1960-1980s"

Thursday October 9, 2014
Thomson 317

Jin-kyung Lee
Visualizing and Invisibilizing the Subempire: Labor, Humanitarianism and Popular Culture Across South Korea, Southeast and South Asia

Thomson Hall 317
Monday, May 19 @ 3:30PM

Spring 2014 Teachers' Conference in Korean Studies for K-12 Washington State Teacher

Thomson Hall 101
Saturday, May 17 @ 9:00AM-3:00PM

Todd Henry
After Assimilating Seoul: Ch’anggyŏng Garden and the Post-Colonial Remaking of Seoul’s Public Spaces

Thomson Hall 317
Friday, May 16 @ 3:30PM

Asian Law Lecture Series

Clark Sorensen
The Korean Family in Colonial Space: Caught between Modernity and Assimilation

William H. Gates Hall, Room 115
Wednesday, May 7 @ 3:30PM

*Reception to follow

Eujeong Zhang
Sing Modern Chosǒn: "Jazz Songs" in the 1930s

Allen Auditorium, Allen Library
Tuesday, May 6 @ 3:30PM

Kyeong-Hee Choi
Censors in Modern Korea and Their Colonial Making

Thomson Hall 317
Thursday, April 17 @ 3:30PM

Korea Studies Book Launch
An Affair with Korea by Vincent S. R. Brandt

Thomson Hall 317
Tuesday, April 8 @ 3:30PM

E. Taylor Atkins
Empire As A Moral Problem: Religious Cosmopolitanism And Colonial Modernity In Northeast Asia

Thomson Hall 317
Thursday, April 3 @ 3:30PM

Suzy Kim
Modern Times in North Korea: Scenes from the Founding Years

Communications 202

Simpson Center for the Humanities
Friday, March 14 @ 11:00AM

Christopher P. Hanscom
Reiterations of the Real in Colonial Korean Literature

Thomson Hall 317
Tuesday, March 4 @ 3:30PM

Jungwon Kim
A Good Wife and the Making of History: Re-reading Madam Cho's Diary in Seventeenth-Century Korea

Thomson Hall 317
Wednesday, February 26 @ 3:30PM

당신의 삶에도 스토리를 입혀라

Allen Library Auditorium (Allen Library Ground Floor)
Saturday, December 7 @ 1:00PM

Hyun Joo Song
South Korean Media System: Toward a Democratization Model

Thomson Hall 317
Tuesday, November 12 @ 3:30PM

Haejin Cho
이방인의 도시, 그의 노래

Allen Library Auditorium (Allen Library Ground Floor)
Saturday, November 9 @ 1:00PM

Han S. Park
Three Generations of North Korean Leadership: Change in Continuity

Thomson Hall 317
Tuesday, October 15 @ 3:30PM

Understanding Korea Workshop

Smith Hall 205
Saturday, September 28 @ 9:30PM - 1:00PM

This event is free and open to the public!


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