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Conversation with Choi Si-won: K-Pop Super Junior

October 5, 2018

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Red Stage, or Bringing the Authoritarian Streak Out

February 12, 2018

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is often labeled a hermit kingdom, supposedly one of the most isolated, mysterious, and inaccessible countries on earth.

The Moral Economy of 'Face': Gift-Exchange, Recognition, and Depoliticized Solidarity

January 29, 2018

The metaphors of ‘face’ are often found in South Korea’s fair trade activism, as fair trade and ethical consumption are frequently described as ‘trade with persons whose faces you know’ and their...

Intersections of Science, Language, and Literature in Modern and Premodern Korea

October 28, 2016

To RSVP, please click here. Inquiries to kcortright@stanford.eduScience and literature studies have constituted an exciting arena for academic investigation in recent decades.

The 5th Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 13, 2016

The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 25 to 28, at Stanford.

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Globalization, Innovation, and Culture in Korea

April 22, 2016

The 8th Annual Koret WorkshopSouth Korea has become an economic powerhouse, but faces multiple challenges.

Global Talent and Immigration Issues in Aging Societies: The Korean Experience

March 29, 2016

As the keynote for Shorenstein APARC's 8th annual Koret Workshop, Se Young Ahn, one of South Korea's leading public intellectuals, will analyze the Korean experience of utilizing global talent and...

Global Artform or Local Phenomenon? Demystifying K-Pop’s International Appeal

January 29, 2016

Why has Korean pop music (K-Pop) become so popular overseas?

The 3rd Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 28, 2014

The third annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 28 to 30, at Stanford.

Encounter 2013: An Evening with Korean Authors Kim In-suk and Kang Yŏng-suk

November 13, 2013

The Korea Colloquium on History and Culture   Authors Kim In-suk and Kang Yŏng-suk and translator Bruce Fulton will appear at several American universities in November 2013 for a series of...

Artist as Producer and Kitsch: The Ethnographic Turn and the Colonial Collection

October 28, 2013

In the 1930s, with Japan’s expansions into the Asian continent, colonial Korean culture in general, and literature in particular, came to take important roles as both subject and object of such...

Welfarenomics: The Road to a Sustainable Capitalism and Welfare State

October 4, 2013

Neo-liberalism, which became a dominant ideology in policy-making in many countries from the early 1980's, is now blamed for worsening inequality and the 2008 world financial crisis. As the...

The 2nd Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 29, 2013

The second annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 29 to 31, at Stanford.

Asian Way of Disruption: Samsung and Psy

June 11, 2013

From his journalistic point of view, Jaekwon Son will discuss competitiveness and weaknesses of Samsung and Psy that have recently made top news stories.

Establishing Identity: Documents, Performance, and Biometric Information in Immigration Proceedings

May 6, 2013

How do we know that a person is what she claims to be? Or how do we make others believe that we are the person that we claim to be?

Crossing the Border from "Chōsen" to "Kankoku" in Japan

January 25, 2013

In this talk, Professor Han will examine the implications for the Zainichi (people of Korean ethnicity who have lived in Japan since the colonial period) of choosing between identifying themselves...

Memory and National Identity in North Korean Cultural Production

November 2, 2012

This conference will bring together scholars of North Korea who will debate various aspects of North Korean culture from historical, comparative, and multidisciplinary perspectives.  The prominence...

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 23, 2012

The first annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers conference takes place this summer, from July 23 to 25, at Stanford.

Peacemaker

May 18, 2012

More than two decades after the cold war ended elsewhere, it continues undiminished on the Korean Peninsula.

Changing Course? A Critical Analysis of South Korea's Parliamentary Election Results

April 16, 2012

On April 11, South Koreans go to the polls to select all 299 members of their unicameral National Assembly.

Korea and Vietnam: The National Experiences and Foreign Policies of Middle Powers

March 2, 2012

The 4th annual Koret Conference will convene to explore the similarities and differences in the national experiences and national identities of two important middle powers on China's periphery,...

Struggling Every Day: The Domestication of Emancipatory Narratives in Early South Korean History

April 22, 2011

Narratives of emancipatory struggle have occupied a privileged position in modern Korean nationalist discourse since the start of the twentieth century.