Two Presentations on North Korea

Marie-Orange Rivé-Lasan and Evelyne Chérel
Monday, July 9, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University

Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch in cooperation with École française d'Extrême-Orient:
Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies

Venue: Grand Conference Room (Room #310), Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University (see detailed directions, below)

Everyone interested in Korean Studies is welcome, please share this information. No registration is needed.

1. "The decision making concerning the choices of sites of memory (lieux de mémoire) in the city of Pyongyang - Methodological approach and research objects"

Marie-Orange Rivé-Lasan, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Paris Diderot University

The presentation will focus on the preparation of a fieldwork in Pyongyang. The question is to know how and what to take into consideration during the fieldwork at the scientific level. As sites of memory, one can find the monuments with an obvious commemorative vocation, but also less official urban spaces and tracks, like names of streets/buildings, posters, commemorative plaques, gardens, statues... The conventional research objects and historical approach of the decision making related to sites of memory have to be rethought in the specific context of North Korea.

The recent evolution of the inter-Korean political context in the peninsula constitutes too a new factor in the preparation of the fieldwork.

2. "South Korean religious institutions as an interface between South Korea and North Korea?"

Evelyne Chérel, Associate Professor, La Rochelle University

This presentation aims at presenting some results of previous researches conducted on the theme of the relationship between South Korean Catholic Church and the North Korean State. Those researches pointed the fact that the question of this relationship became a point of division within the Church. It also pointed the fact that this relationship evolved from an antagonistic type to a collaboration type. This presentation will also take in consideration the recent developments of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

* Take Exit 1 from Korea University subway station, turn right onto the footpath leading up onto the campus.
Walk straight up the road past LG Posco Hall, the Business School and Main Library (all on the right hand side).
The Asiatic Research Institute is the building next after the Library (Building 39 on the Campus Map)

After 6 pm the front door of the Institute will be locked, so please try to arrive a little earlier. If the door is locked, please wait for somone to come out so that they can let you into the building. Or call Brother Anthony, 010-8979-8301.

We will go somewhere for supper at the end of the colloquium.

We hope that many of you can come.

Elisabeth Chabanol
Key-young Son
Kathryn Weathersby
Boudewijn Walraven
Brother Anthony

Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies

The Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies is jointly organized by the Seoul Center of the ÉFEO and the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch (RASKB). Everyone interested in Korean Studies is welcome, please share this information.

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