March 27, 2020 Special Lectures by Nora Kim and Kil-Soo Han- Cancelled due to COVID-19

[This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.]

The Center for Korean Studies presents:

Special Lectures by Nora Kim and Gil-Soo Han

on Friday March 27, 2020 at 2 pm - 3:30 pm. 
  • Nora Kim (University of Mary Washington, USA)

Refugees before Refugees: Indochinese Refugees in South Korea, 1975–1992

The hottest news in the spring and summer of 2018 in South Korea was the “crisis” of Yemenis asylum seekers in Jeju island. The Center for Korean Studies invites Dr. Nora Kim to talk about how the context of perception for Indochinese refugees in South Korea had changed over two decades as the geopolitical conditions changed during the same period of time. Dr. Kim is an associate professor at University of Mary Washington. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.


  • Gil-Soo Han (Monash University, Australia)

Nostalgic Nationalism: National Flag Carriers’ effort to take the nation back to the ‘good old days’

Along with the 2016/17 Candlelight Revolution, there was a conservative political counter-movement, run by the National Flag Carriers. The Center for Korean Studies will hear the analysis of Dr. Gil-Soo Han about the voices of the ‘conservative’ groups which are not homogeneous and to understand their desires and aspiration in regard to Korean nationalism and identities. Dr. Han is an Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University.

 The 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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