2012 Conference

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Session 20: Traditional Families and Domesticated Women in Korea’s Modernization
Family, Patriarchy, and Race: Korean Male Fantasies, Heejin Jun
Making Gender and Nation? The Construction of Housewives Discourses in South Korea in the 1970s, Myung Ji Yang

Session 21: Seoul I -- Transforming the City: Governmentality, Urban Planning and Social Movements - Sponsored by the Committee on Korean Studies
Visibility and Invisibility in Urban Space: Squares and Back Alleys in Colonial Seoul , Baekyung Kim
Anti-communist Architecture and Urban Planning in 1960-70s Seoul , Changmo Ahn
Seomin in Seoul: comparing tenant movement activities , Lisa Kim Davis
Constructing the Past: Restoration of Traditional Spaces in Seoul , Joy S. Kim

Session 47: Individual Papers: National Symbols Through Post-War Korea
Spatial Politics and the Royal Emblem of Korea : Transformation to the Phoenix Image, Soojin Kim
Explaining Patterns of State Violence Under Authoritarianism in Asia: Korea Under Park Chung Hee, Sheena Chestnut Greitens
The Drumming of Dissent During South Korea’s Democratization Movement, Katherine I. Lee

Session 48: Seoul II -- City Montage in Art, Architecture, and Moving Images - Sponsored by the Committee on Korean Studies
Signage and Language: Reading the City Surface of Colonial Seoul, Se-Mi Oh
Space and Alterity: Yi Kwangsu’s Seoul from the 1910s to the 1940s, Ellie Y. Choi
Seoul Modernisms: “Experimental art” in the Era of Modernization of the Fatherland , Chunghoon Shin

Session 75: Other Images of North Korea: Realism, Indexicality, Spectatorship - Sponsored by Northeast Asia Council
Affective Realism and Diasporic Representation in Yang Yong-hi’s Dear Pyongyang and Goodbye Pyongyang, Michelle Cho
in the Age of Blockbusters: Reading Musan ilgi (Journal of Proletariat, dir. Park Jung-bum, 2011) , Kyung Hyun Kim
Accidental Photographer in North Korea: Fantasy of Indexicality, Liminal Subjectivity, and Back Seung Woo’s Blow Up (2007), Sohl Lee
The Japanese Colonial Gaze and the Collision of Spectacles in North Korea’s The Country I Saw, Travis J. Workman

Session 76: Law and Society in Late Chosôn Korea: Rereading Korean Case Literature
The Body, Somatic Integrity, and Law in Chosôn Korea , Anders Karlsson
Law and Morality in Late Chosôn Korea: Rereading Korean Law Cases, Ho Kim
Crime, Law, and Punishment in Late Chosôn Korea: Thinking with Chinese Cases in Korean Case Literature , Sohyeon Park
Civil Lawsuits and Society in Late Chosôn Korea , Jae-woo Sim

Session 104: Fresh Archaeological Insights into the Ancient Korean Past
Cities of the Dead: Mortuary Ritual and Political Identity in Iron Age Yongnam, South Korea, Jack Davey
The Lelang Census of 45 BC and Historical Geography in Northern Korea, Mark E. Byington
Golden Finds from the Miruk-sa’s Reliquary Chamber and Their Revisionist Implications for Paekche History, Jonathan Best

Session 129: TPP or ASEAN+3: Alternative Plans for Asian Regionalism and Free Trade Pacts - Sponsored by Korea Economic Institute
TPP and the U.S. Approach to Asia-Pacific Trade, Edward J. Lincoln
Asian and Trans-Pacific Tracks of Economic Integration in the Asia-Pacific , Peter Petri
South Korea: Which Way Will It Go on Asian Integration?, Hyung-Gon Jeong

Session 130: The Narrative Dialectic of Origin and Dissemination: Multifaceted Expressions of North Korean Culture Policy
A New Approach to Theory on Juche Literature: The Beginning of North Korean Children’s Literature, Young Mi Lee
Vicissitudes of Filial Piety: An Evolution of Older Generation Discourse in North Korean Literary Fiction, Tatiana Gabroussenko
Reading for the North Korean Youth Reader: The Representation of Cultural Consumption in DPRK Cultural Works in the 2000s, Martin Petersen
Artistic Trainings and Aesthetic Adaptations : The Case of Kumgangsan Gagukdan, A Professional Artistic Troupe in the North Korean community in Japan, AeRan Jeong

Session 140: The Aging Tiger: Retirement Policies in Korea
Back to caring after years of working? Women’s retirement in a traditional family-centred culture , Yunjeong Yang
The institutional foundations of contractual mandatory retirement in Korea, Thomas R. Klassen

Session 159: Revisiting Colonial Modernity in Korea: Gender, Image, Body
Enlightenment, Women, and Ghosts: Yi Injik/ Kim Kyoje's Mt. Ch'iak (1908/1911), Yoon Sun Yang
Intermedial Aesthetics: Visuality of Text in Colonial Korean Yonghwa Sosol (Cinematic Novel) , Jina Kim
“As We Excavated Them”: Physical Anthropology in Colonial Korea, Chul Kim
Hollywood Movies and American Imaginary in Wartime Colonial Korea, 1931–45, Yumi Moon

Session 184: Beyond Death: The Politics of Suicide and Martyrdom in Korean History
Extreme Choices: Chaste Suicide, Violent Tales, and the Politics of Honor Killing in Late Chosŏn Korea, Jungwon Kim
Dying for another World: Martyrdom in Early Korean Catholic Discourse, Deberniere J. Torrey
Suicide and Its Representation in Korea: Early Decades of the Modern Period, Jung-hwan Cheon
Reading Chun Tae-il: Making Sense of Worker Self-immolation in 1970s South Korea, Hwasook B. Nam

Session 185: South Korean Social Movements and Civil Society
The Unfulfilled Promise of Democracy: Democratization and Gender Equality in South Korea, Chan S. Suh
The Entry of Past Activists into the National Assembly and South Korea's Participation in the Iraq War, Sookyung Kim
New Activist Cultural Production: Independent Filmmakers, the Post-Authoritarian State, and New Capital Flows in South Korea , Young-a Park

Session 204: Individual Papers: Literature
Hunting Trips, Confucian Texts, and Quada'an: Koryo-Mongol Interactions in the Late Thirteenth Century, George L. Kallander
The Making of the Sword: Sword Inspection in Classical Chinese Poetry and Its Mythological Origin, Gang Liu
New approach to the sense of the seasons in Noh costumes, Violetta Brazhnikova Tsybizova

Session 213: Transforming from Within: Rethinking the Qing China–Choson Korea Relationship, 1610s–1890s
Transforming into China Before Conquering China: Construction of the Manchu Regime’s “China” Identity in Manchu–Choson Relations, 1616–1643, YuanChong Wang
Between “Foreign Country” and “Tributary State” – Qing Perspectives of the Choson, Seonmin Kim
Crossing Boundary: The Qing–Choson Demarcation over the Tumen Region, Nianshen Song

Session 214: Snapshots of a Korean Past: Capturing Time and Space in Monuments, Memorials, and Museums
“Joseon Renaissance”: The Decolonization of Gyeongbok Palace in Contemporary South Korea , Todd A. Henry
Modernism, Memory, and National Identity in Korean Museums., Hong Kal
Seoul Space Regeneration: Revisiting Konggan in the 1970s, Alain Delissen
Sokkuram’s Interior Landscapes, Circa 1911., Robert Oppenheim

Session 241: Envisioning a Multicultural Korea: History, Institution, Practice, and Cultural Imagination
Chaotic and Dangerous? China and Chinese in the Korean Eyes, 1910s-1930s, Vladimir Tikhonov
A Tour of Korean Emigration History Museum , Nora H. J. Kim
Confronting Racism in South Korea: Criminalization, Benevolence and the Migrant Rights Movement, Wol-san Liem
The "Gender" Question of a "Multicultural" Korea: Representations of Marriage Migrants vs. Their Lived Experiences, Minjeong Kim
Imagining Otherness: Migrant Workers and Multiculturalism in Korean Cinema , Mina Shin

Session 242: Individual Papers: Bodies & History
Women's Citizenship and Civil Society in South Korea - Gender Politics in Labor Movements, Jaok Kwon
"Seeing Another/Seeing Oneself": Nondisabled Viewer Perspectives on Disability in South Korean Films, Chung Wan Woo
Never Off-Duty: US Soldiers and the South Korean Camptowns, Sue-Je L. Gage
Late Choson Literature in the Relation to Popular Chinese Literature, Youme Kim

Session 269: Meanings and Practices of the Body in Contemporary South Korea
Before and After: Somatic Subjectivities and Cosmetic Surgery Discourses in Contemporary South Korean Popular Culture, Joanna K. Elfving-Hwang
'Healthy Legs', the Transnational Imagination and Korean Femininities, Stephen Epstein
To Be Not-Beautiful: Negotiating the Ordinary Body in Korean Television, Sun-ha Hong

Session 270: Korean Studies in Japan Today: Sociology, Political Science, and North Korean Studies
Non-regular Employment in Korea: A Comparison with Japan, Shin Arita
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea’s strategy for possession of nuclear weapons, Satoru Miyamoto
Re-examination of Bicameral Parliamentary System: Lessons from Korea’s Failure in 1960-61 for Contemporary Japanese Politics, Yuki Asaba

Session 292: The Politics of Emotion in Choson Korea
The Control of Emotions in the Political Discourse of Sixteenth-Century Korea, Hwisang Cho
Everyday Emotions in Sixteenth-Century Korea—a Reading of One Man’s Diary, Sun Joo Kim
Gendered Emotions of Won in the Legal Space of Choson Korea, Jisoo M. Kim
Sublimated Emotion: Cho Sok (1595-1668) and Literati Painting in Seventeenth-Century Korea, Cheeyun Kwon

Session 293: Everyday Life in North Korea: Socialism and Mass Utopia - Sponsored by the University of Toronto, The Centre for the Study of Korea
The North Korean State, Space, and Housing, 1953-63., Andre Schmid
"We Have Yet to Become a Normal Person": The Everyday Rhythm of Work in Postwar North Korea, 1953-1961, Cheehyung H Kim
North Korea’s Post-Korean War: Some Preliminary Findings and Thoughts, Heonik Kwon
Spectacle of Socialism: Everyday Marketization in North Korea, Hyun Ok Park

Session 316: The Historical Landscape of North Korea Through Cultural History - Sponsored by The Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto
The Construction of North Korean Historiography: Seen Through Historical Paintings, Min-Kyung Yoon
The Making of North Korea's Cynics, Dima Mironenko
Disruptive Memories in North Korean Literature, Immanuel Kim
The Disposition of North Korean Films After the ‘Improvement Procedures for Economic Management of July 1st,’ 2002, Myung Ja Lee

Session 317: Executive-Legislative-Voter Relations Under Regionalism in South Korea
An Economic Origin of Regionalism: Welfare Policy and Voter Mobilization under the Park Chung Hee Regime, Sunkyoung Park
CO-AUTHOR: An Economic Origin of Regionalism: Welfare Policy and Voter Mobilization under the Park Chung Hee Regime , Ji Yeon Hong
Electoral Cycles in Patterns of Tactical Allocation: The Analysis on the Intergovernmental Transfers in South Korea 1989-2008, Woo Chang Kang
Legislative Voting under Regionalism: An Analysis of Roll-Call Votes in the South Korean National Assembly, 2000-2008, Jae Hyeok Shin

Session 346: Between Artistic Imagination and Historical Truth: Cultural Representations of History in South and North Korea
In Search of Li-Tsin, a Korean Court Dancer Turned Parisienne: History or Fiction?, Chin-Oh Chu
Screening Collaboration: Korean Cinema and the Pro-Japanese Issue, Mark E. Caprio
From History to Romance: Creating National Myths for Nation-Less Heroes, Hyangjin Lee
Punyŏ (Mother) and Ch’ŏnyŏ (Maiden) as Subjects of History in North Korean Revolutionary Works, Suzy Kim

Session 347: Feminist Films in Post-Democratic Korea
The Mother Avenger in Princess Aurora and Lady Vengeance, Kelly Y. Jeong
Going Beyond Sexual Politics: écriture féminine and Lim Soon-rye’s “Cinema of Marginality”, Nam Lee
Feminist Horizons: Documentaries of Landscape, Youngmin Choe

Session 362: Individual Papers: Ethnicity & Assimilation
State, Immigrants, and the Formation of Old and New "Chinatowns" in Seoul and Tokyo, Wonhyung Lee
Why did Jews Become Chinese? The “Jew” as the “Other” and the Assimilation of Kaifeng Jews, George Qingzhi Zhao
"Defector', 'Refugee', or 'Immigrant'?: Locating North Koreans in South Korea in the Discourses of South Korean Social Policy from the Cold War to the Post-Cold War Era, Sung Kyung Kim
Negotiating Work and Family Transnationally: Exploring the Experiences of Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals in Toronto, Guida C. Man
Korean Women in the Russian Far East: (Mis)Representations and Dissonance in Official Discourses of the 1920s, Elena Yugai

Session 372: North Korea: Religion, Diplomacy, and Political Actors
Into the Sunset: Ch'ondogyo in North Korea, 1945-1950, Carl Frederick Young
Korean elite members originating from the Northern part of the Korean Peninsula: the role of the Christian Churches in the making of social networks in the South and the evolution of the perception of the North from the mid-50's to today, Marie-Orange Rive-lasan
The South Korean Catholic Church's Attitude towards North Korea: from antagonistic position to development of cooperation, Evelyne Cherel-Riquier
EU-North Korean Relations, Youngmi Kim

Session 373: An Junggeun and Peace in the East: Past, Present, and Future
An Junggeun's Trans-nationalism and Catholicism, Jieun Han
Seeking Peace through Violence: religion and ideology in the thought of An Junggeun, Franklin D. Rausch
Suicide to Assassination: A Comparative Study of the Views of Min Yeonghwan (1861–1905) and An Junggeun (1879–1910) on Peace in East Asia and Their Responses to the Japanese Protectorate over Korea (1905–1910), Michael C. E. Finch
An Junggeun's Project for “Perpetual Peace” in East Asia– A Metopia through Mezzo Integration , Myung-lim Park