[November 9-10, 2018] The 26th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities

The 26th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium

in the Korean Humanities


November 9-10, 2018

 “Emotion, Culture, and Subjectivity in Korea”


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In celebrating the 100th birthday of Hahn Moo-Sook, the 26th HMS colloquium has been combined with the Signature Conference of the GW Institute for Korean Studies. The colloquium brings renowned scholars in the field of the Korean studies to focus on the theme of emotion and affect in Korean history, society, and culture. The two keynote speakers, Donald Baker and Hyaeweol Choi, will discuss the complex emotion reflected in Hahn Moo-Sook’s novels and also explain Hahn Moo-Sook’s significance in the context of women’s history and the politics of archives. The panel presentations will explore various emotions and affect covering the period from Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910) to the two Koreas.


Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:20 AM – 5:00 PM

City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E St. NW, 7th floor, Washington, DC 20052

Honorable Guest Speakers
Ambassador Cho Yoon-je, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the U.S.
President & CEO Kathleen Stephens, Korea Economic Institute of America(Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea)
Chairman Hoagy Kim, Hahn Moo-Sook Foundation

Featured Speaker
Young-Key Kim-Renaud, The George Washington University

Keynote Speakers
Donald Baker, University of British Columbia
Hyaeweol Choi, University of Iowa

Panel Presenters:

Panel I Chosŏn Korea
Jungwon Kim, Columbia University
Sixiang Wang, Stanford University

Panel II Colonial Korea
Yoon Sun Yang, Boston University
Sonja M. Kim, State University of New York, Binghamton
Dafna Zur, Stanford University

Panel III Post-Liberation Korea
Jae Won E. Chung, University of Colorado Boulder
Gregg Brazinsky, The George Washington University
Suzy Kim, Rutgers University
Nan Kim, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Sun Joo Kim, Harvard University
Soyoung Suh, Dartmouth College
Maria Frawley, The George Washington University
Haiyan Lee, Stanford University


Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Elliott School of International Affairs 

1957 E Street, NW, Room 602, Washington, DC 20052

Panel Presenters:

Panel IV Contemporary Korea
Sun-Chul Kim, Emory University
Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto
Youngmin Choe, University of Southern California
John SP Cho, Davidson College

Jie Yang, Simon Fraser University


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The HMS Colloquium in the Korean Humanities series at GW provides a forum for academic discussion of Korean arts, history, language, literature, thought and religious systems in the context of East Asia and the world. The Colloquium series is made possible by an endowment established by the estate of Hahn Moo-Sook (1918-1993), one of Korea’s most honored writers, in order to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity, and commitment to education.

The 26th HMS Colloquium (https://eall.columbian.gwu.edu/hahn-moo-sook-colloquium) is open to the public FREE OF CHARGE. However, reservations are required. For questions regarding the colloquium, please contact gwiks@gwu.edu.

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