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Lecture: The Amorphousness of Post-War and Post-Colonial South Korea and its Regional Contexts
November 2021 @ 18:00 - 19:30
The Amorphousness of Post-War and Post-Colonial South Korea and its Regional Contexts
Prof. Im Chong Myong (Chonnam National University)
Tuesday, November 16, 18.15 (online)
Abstract: The talk deals with the effects of World War Two on East Asia and Korea, and in this context it deals with issues like the re-construction of Western modernism and the inauguration of the nation-states system in the region. The talk also discusses the amorphousness of post-colonial South Korea where, in many respects, modern ideas such as democracy and nationalism could not establish their own discursive hegemony.
Presenter: Prof. Im Chong Myong received his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 2004. He subsequently took the position of professor at History Department of Chonnam National University, South Korea. From 2012 to 2013, he spent a year as a Fulbright scholar at the University of California at Los Angeles. As an expert of modern Korean history, his fields of research include the subjectification of South Koreans in post-colonial/World War II contexts and the contemporary configurations of the global Cold-War dynamics.
Meeting-ID: 990 2019 6657