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Korean Christianity in Korea-U.S. and Korea-Canada Relations

2009 Im Conference of Korean Christianity

Saturday, April 18, 2009
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4357 Bunche Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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April 17, Friday

9:30-10:20 Continental breakfast is available at the conference room
10:20-10:30 Welcome
John Duncan, Professor of Korean History and Director of the Center for Korean Studies, UCLA
Sung Deuk Oak, Dongsoon and Mija Im Scholar Assistant Professor of Korean Christianity, UCLA

Session I. Historical Issues 1: American Connections

10:30-11:00 Albert L. Park, Assistant Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College, CA
“A Vision of Modernity: The Gospel of Wealth and Protestantism in Early Modern Korea”
11:00-11:25 Responses and discussion
Emily Anderson, Ph. D. candidate, Japanese history, UCLA
11:30-12:00 Mi-Soon Im, Adjunct Professor, Mission Studies, Memphis Theological Seminary, TN
“Gender Empowerment and Korean Nationalism: Single Female Missionaries of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1910-1945”
Dr. Hyaeweol Choi, Associate Professor of Korean Studies, Arizona State University
12:00-12:25 Responses and discussion
12:25-2:00 Lunch is available at the conference room

Session II. Historical Issues 2: Canadian Connections

2:00-2:30 Yeogeun Yonsue Kim, Ph. D. candidate, Literature, University of Toronto
“What Did Gale Wish to Achieve by Translation of Korean Classics and How Successful Was It?”
2:30-2:55 Responses and discussion.
 Dr. Hyaeweol Choi, Associate Professor of Korean Studies, Arizona State University
2:55-3:10
Coffee Break
3:10-3:40  William Tait, MA, History, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
“Canada’s Presbyterian Mission to Korea: Issues of Education and Shinto Shrine Worship, 1898-1938”
3:40-4:05 Response and discussion,
Baek Lan Moon, Ph. D. student, Korean History, Yonsei University
4:05-4:25
Overall discussion on Session I & II

 

April 18, Saturday

9:00-9:30 Continental breakfast available at the conference room

Session III. Contemporary Issues: Mega Churches, Korean Missional Work, and US

9:30-10:00 Eun-Young Lee Easley, M.A. Sociology and Anthropology, Yonsei University
“The Transformation of Korean Mega-Churches since the 1990s: Neoliberalism and the New Protestant Ethics”
10:00-10:25 Responses and discussion
Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak, Assistant Professor of Korean Christianity, UCLA
10:30-11:00
Minjoo Lee, Ph. D. candidate, Religious History, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
“Christian Humanitarianism through the Missionary Perspective: Continuing Legacy of American Christian Organizations in Korea since the Korean War”
11:00-11:25 Responses and discussion
Dr. Young Hertig, Global Studies and Sociology, Azusa Pacific University             
11:30-12:00 Ju Hui Judy Han, Ph. D. Candidate, Geography, University of California, Berkeley 
“Alliance and Affinities in Afghanistan”
12:00-12:25 Responses and discussion
Dr. Young Hertig, Global Studies and Sociology, Azusa Pacific University
12:25-12:45 Overall Discussion
12:45-1:30 Lunch is available at the conference room

 

Organizer
Sung-Deuk Oak
oak@humnet.ucla.edu; sungoak@hotmail.com

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Cost : Free

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310-825-3284
skim@international.ucla.edu
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