Month: January 2020

Jan. 31, 2020 North Korea as Transnational Space

The Center for Korean Studies Presents a Conference,

North Korea as Transnational Space

10 am - 4 pm Friday, January 31, 2020

North Korea is at once a transnational entity shaped by historical and global forces that traverse ideological and national boundaries. This workshop aims to explore the transnationality of North Korea through the particularities of architecture, development, memory, and emotionality. As the international community deals with further engaging with North Korea, it is crucial to understand that North Korea has always been part of the modern world.

  • North Korea’s Parallax Architecture: Modernism and Anti-Urbanism of Pyongyang-- C. Harrison Kim (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA)
  • Vinalon Traversing Juche and the Global: The Global Circuit of Technology and North Korea --    Eunsung Cho (Columbia University, USA)
  • Goodbye My Love, North Korea: Diasporic Memories and Post-Cold War Historiophoty -- Hunmi Lee (Sogang University, South Korea)
  • A Note on the Spectacle of Pyongyang Urban Construction: Focusing on the Affect of Passion and Resignation --       Sung Kyung Kim (University of North Korean Studies, South Korea)
  • Break 12:30 pm to 2 pm
  • Discussion led by Young-a Park (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) & David Krolikoski (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa).

Center for Korean Studies events are free and open to all. For further information, including information regarding access for the handicapped, telephone the Center for Korean Studies at 808-956-7041.

This event is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005).

The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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Jan. 29, 2020 CKS Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Heather Mellquist Lehto’s Talk

How Korean Megachurches Have Changed the World -- and Why You May Not Know about It

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
The Center for Korean Studies
Conference Room
1881 East-West Road
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

 

South Korea contains many of the largest megachurches in the world. Yet even within these Korean churches, there is the impression that Korean churches primarily emulate American megachurches.

Dr. Mellquist Lehto will outline ways in which Korean megachurches have shaped Christianity around the globe, demonstrating that even the most famous American megachurches have followed the example of South Korean megachurches.

 

Dr. Heather Mellquist Lehto is a cultural anthropologist who studies technology, religion, and social relations in South Korea
and the United States. Dr. Mellquist Lehto is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at
the Center for Korean Studies. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and a Master's in Religious Studies from Harvard
University.

 

Center for Korean Studies events are free and open to all. For further information, including information regarding access for the handicapped. Telephone for Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956-7041. This event is supported by the Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005). The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends of the Center for Korean Studies:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Thank you for your great helps, supports, and participation this year, which enabled the Center to complete another successful year! I wish you will have wonderful holidays and a great new year!

Best wishes,
Tae-Ung Baik
Professor & Director of the CKS

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