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Innovation: East Asian Perspectives

A multidisciplinary conference

Saturday, January 26, 2013
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
243/314 Royce Hall, UCLA


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"Innovation: East Asian Perspectives” is an international and multi-disciplinary conference that aims to explore the modern period in East Asia—centered on Korea—through the keyword “innovation.”  Innovation has functioned as an ideal of enlightenment, a grammar of practice that has propelled Western modernity and underpinned a powerful “civilization and enlightenment” movement in East Asia aimed at both identifying with and at the same time actively developing a new spatial stance against the West.  "Innovation" provides insight into the debate on East Asian particularity in relation to universal modernity, and provides a framework for understanding diverse discourses (political, literary, technological, linguistic, and so on) and movements into the present day, including nationalism, capitalism, socialism, communism, democracy and imperialism, all of which ground themselves in a self-justifying grammar of innovation and ideologies of change, revolution, or liberation.  This conference proposes to call innovation into question as a means of not only understanding the modern era in Korea and East Asia but of striking a critical stance toward modernity itself.

Day 1  January 25, 2013

314 Royce Hall





 Opening remarks: Shin Hyung-ki, Yonsei University
                           John Duncan, UCLA
                           Baik Young-Seo, Yonsei University
                           Seung-Hee Lee, Yonsei University


Linguistics Panels (243 Royce Hall) 

  Session I :            'Humanistic' Linguistics and Multimodality

  9:50am-12:40pm    Moderator: Hyoun-Hwa Kang, Yonsei University


  Keynote speech: 
  The Digital Museum project for the documentation of endangered  languages: The
case of Ikema Ryukyuan
  Yukinori Takubo, Kyoto University


  Philosophical implications of the 'linguistic' and the 'narrative turn'

  Dae Seong JEONG, Yonsei University                  




  Language Attitudes and Identities of Korean Bilinguals

  Jeongeun Lee, Yonsei University


  Maximizing negative epistemicity and attitude: A corpus study of the Korean degree
  adverbial wancen(hi)

  Don Lee, UCLA


  Discussion : Seung-Hee Lee, Yonsei University

 12:40-14:00   Lunch (participants only), 306 Royce Hall

  Session 2          New Trends in the Korean Language in Multicultural Contexts

  2pm-5pm          Moderator: Sung-Ock Sohn, UCLA


  Othering in the news: a Critical Discourse Analysis of news reporting in Korea       

  Shin Yuri, Yonsei University


  New Lexical Trend in early 20th Century-Focusing on Hyeondae Sineo Seogui-

  Han Seung Kyu, Yonsei University


  Cultural challenges: Korean Encounters with Foreigners since the Mid-19th Century
  and Consequential Innovations in the Country’s Greeting Culture 

  Wonjung Min, Catholic University of Chile                




  Changes in intonation patterns in association with sentence-final particles

  Jihyeon Cha, UCLA


  Discussion: Sung-Ock Sohn, UCLA

  17:00For more information, please contact:         Dinner (invited guests only)


Humanities Panels (314 Royce Hall)

  Session 3                Cold War and the Formation of Korean and Taiwan Studies

  9:50am-12:40pm     Moderator: Kim Hyunju, Yonsei University


  The Discovery of Division and the Formation of Critical Korean Studies              

  Sin Juback, Yonsei University


  Discourses on Division and National Culture

  Seo Eunju, Yonsei university


  Decolonizing and Universalizing History: Politics of North Korean Historiography

  Suhee Elli Kim, UCLA




  The Meaning of ‘Division’ in Taiwan Studies: A Perspective from a Study of
  Translators in Taiwan under Japanese Rule

  Tomita Akira, Tamkang University  


  Discussion : Im Chongmyong, Chonnam National University

 12:40-14:00      Lunch (participants only), 306 Royce Hall

  Session 4          Colonial Travels and Colonial Urbanity

  2pm-5pm          Moderator: Namhee Lee, UCLA


  The Beginnings of Chosun Cinema and American/Hollywood films                                

  BAEK Moonim/KIM Sangmin, Yonsei University


  Haunted by Colonialism: Yasuda Yojūrō’s Theory of National Literature and His
  Travelogues about Colonial Korea        

  Serk-bae Suh, UCI


  The Right To Look: Colonial Subjects and Photography in 1920s Korea        

  Hieyoon Kim, UCLA




  Seoul and Heterotopia: Colonial Urbanity of the 1920s and 1930s        

  Se-Mi Oh, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison 


  Discussion: Namhee Lee, UCLA

  17:00         Dinner (invited guests only)


Day 2  January 26, 2013

Humanities Panels (314 Royce Hall)

  Session 5                 New Perspectives on Colonial Korea and Beyond

  9:30am-12:30pm      Moderator: Kim Jae-yeong, Yonsei University


  Re-reading Yi Giyeong's Hometown-Two Aspects of Progress

  Shin Hyung-ki/Park Jaeik, Yonsei University      


  Colonial Cinema and Postcolonial Archaeology 

  Nayoung Aimee Kwon, University of Duke


  Female Body and the Ethics of Labor: Female Laborers Crossing  the Colonial

  Jiyoung Suh, UBC




  An Oriental Landscape of War

  Lee, Kyoung-hoon, Yonsei University       


  Discussion: Kim Youngmin, Yonsei University

 12:30-14:00      Lunch (participants only)

  Session 6            Transition to Modernity at the Crossroads of Civilizations

  2pm-5pm            Moderator: Seung-Ah Lee, Los Angeles City College


  A Chosŏn Intellectual's Rediscovery of Modern Japan: The Case of Kim Yun-sik

  Hur Kyoungin/Kim Seongeun, Yonsei University


  The Inland (Japan) Experiences of Confucian Intellectuals and Ruptures in
  Perspectives on Civilizations during the Colonial Era

  Park Aekyung/Kang Hyejong, Yonsei University


  The Portraits of Su Dongpo, Material Culture, and Identity in Transition to 

  Jiwon Shin, UC Berkeley




  Masculine Love, Desire, and Body in “Unyông chon” and “Sangsa-dong ki”                                   
  Janet Yoon-sun Lee, UCLA 


  Discussion: Seung-Ah Lee, Los Angeles City College

  17:00         Dinner (invited guests only)

Organized by Prof. BAEK Moonim (Yonsei) and Christopher Hanscom (UCLA)

Cost : Free


Download file: innovation_2_flat-vj-ijq.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, Yonsei University's BK21 Taskforce to Train International Specialists in the Korean Language, Literature, and Culture, the Humanities Korea Research Team at the Institute of Korean Studies, and the Humanities Korea Project Team of Ilis

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