Events

Yongusil 55: Asymmetries and Activation at the Asian Borderlands Research Network

By | December 13, 2014

Placing Asian and Korean border spaces in a wider context, Sino-NK reviews the recent Asian Borderland Research Network conference at the City University of Hong Kong.

Yongusil 54: Northern Parallelisms at the British Association of Korean Studies

By | November 28, 2014

The British Association of Korean Studies held its semi-annual conference in the defiantly industrial steel city of Sheffield recently. Sino-NK was there to encounter ruptures and parallels.

Yongusil 53: A World of Koreanists in Hawaii

By | November 11, 2014

The 7th World Congress of Korean Studies was held at the University of Hawaii, Manoa’s East West Center. Sino-NK was there, presenting and listening to the latest in empirical output from the world of Korean Studies.

Yongusil 52: Afterlives and Critical Histories at the University of Toronto

By | November 03, 2014

“The Afterlives of the Korean War,” a symposium hosted by the Centre for the Study of Korea at the University of Toronto, hosted a number of scholars whose work falls outside the normal remit of scholarship on the Korean War and its consequences. Steven Denney writes about the significance of alternative perspectives.

Yongusil 51: WCNKS, Seoul–Thinking, Remembering, Forgetting… Dreaming

By | October 31, 2014

Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns, Rumsfeldian cliché or truism for North Korean analysis. Following the thickets of the 1st World Congress on North Korean Studies perhaps it is time to just start knowing.

Yongusil 50: A Cause for Optimism–Michael Kirby in Hong Kong

By | October 26, 2014

Byul Ryan-im, Sino-NK’s Junior Fellow for 2013-2014, temporarily relinquishes the Admiralty barricades for a discussion with Justice Michael Kirby.

Yongusil 49: Korean Nexus at the University of Central Lancashire

By | October 25, 2014

Launches of new Korean Studies institutions and academic programs in the United Kingdom are an extremely rare event. Sino-NK marks the arrival of the University of Central Lancashire’s Institute of Korean Studies, under the guidance of Professor Hazel Smith.

Yongusil 48: Korean Studies Graduate Conference 2014 at St. Petersburg State University

By | October 11, 2014

Korean scholarship on the banks of the Neva river has been ongoing for the best part of 150 years, and the Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention in Europe 2015 sought to continue the tradition. This Yongusil explores the exceptional contributions from Jerome de Wit, Andrew Jackson and others.