Korean Modernity and Philosophy Workshop



University of San Francisco, August 13-14, 2013

 Korean Philosophy Flier

Many elements formed Korean modernity/coloniality from the 19th century onward: a receding Sinocentric world, an encroaching Western world, Japanese colonialism, the “New Woman,” racialization, Marxism, a cataclysmic war at home, a divided country, U.S. imperialism, struggles between authoritarian regimes and peoples’ movements, a diasporic nation… This workshop explores philosophical figures and themes in this nexus of forces and concepts. Talks and speakers include:

Radical Enchantment in Donghak Syncretism    David H. Kim (U. of San Francisco)

Kim Iryŏp and a Comparative Philosophy of Religion    Jin Y. Park (American U.)

Ham Sŏkhŏn and the Rise of Philosophy of History in Korea    Halla Kim (U. of Nebraska)

The Concept of Minjung: Inventing ‘A People to Come’    Boram Jeong (Duquesne U.)

The Cunning Practices of the Inauthentic Asian American Woman    Emily S. Lee (CSU, Fullerton)

Confucian Ritual Propriety for 21st Century South Korea: A Reconstruction from Traditional Korean Resources    Jung-Yeup Kim (Kent State U.)

The format is an intensive workshop on work in progress. Please RSVP by August 7 since seats are limited. To RSVP, contact David H. Kim (kim@usfca.edu).

Sponsored by the Philosophy Dept, The Mortimer Fleishhacker Fund, The Center for the Pacific Rim, and The Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies Program.

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