11/9/18, 11/10/18 The 26th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities: Emotion, Culture, and Subjectivity in Korea

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

City View Room, 7th floor
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052


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

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052


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, to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity, and commitment to education. The 26th HMS colloquium is co-organized by GW’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Institute for Korean Studies, and co-sponsored by Academy of Korean Studies, Korea Foundation, Literature Translation Institute of Korea, GW’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Institute for Ethnographic Research, and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

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. Please make reservations at http://go.gwu.edu/hms26. For questions regarding the colloquium, please contact gwiks@gwu.edu.


Program for Friday, November, 9

8:20-8:50 Coffee and Pastries

8:50-8:55 Opening Remarks by Director Jisoo M. Kim, Institute for Korean Studies, The George Washington University


08:55 – 09:00 Ambassador Cho Yoon-je, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the U.S.
09:00 – 09:05 President & CEO Kathleen Stephens, Korea Economic Institute of America
(Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea)
09:05 – 09:10 Chairman Hoagy Kim, Hahn Moo-Sook Foundation


09:10 – 09:40 Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Professor Emeritus, The George Washington University


09:40 – 10:10 Donald Baker, “The Inner Lives of Tasan Chŏng Yagyong and Paul Chŏng Hasang”
10:10 – 10:40 Hyaeweol Choi, “A Quiet Revolt: Gender, Conversion, and Emotional Communities in Modern Korea”

10:40 – 10:55 Break

PANEL I CHOSŎN KOREA Moderator: Jisoo M. Kim

10:55 – 11:15 Jungwon Kim, “Mourning in Your Heart (Simsang): Performing Ritual and Emotion in Chosŏn Korea”
11:15 – 11:35 Sixiang Wang, “Emotions of Empire: Affective Discourse in Early Modern Korean Diplomacy”
11:35 – 12:05 Comments and Q&A

Discussant: Sun Joo Kim, Harvard University

12:05 – 13:30 Lunch

PANEL II COLONIAL KOREA Moderator: Immanuel Kim

13:30 – 13:50 Yoon Sun Yang, “Disorderly Emotions: Medical Discourse and Literary Madness in Colonial Korea”
13:50 – 14:10 Sonja Kim, “Contested Economies of Compassion and Medicine in Colonial Korea”
14:10 – 14:30 Dafna Zur, “The Moral Contours of Reform: Educating Children’s Emotion through Poetry in Colonial
14:30 – 15:00 Comments and Q&A

Discussants: Soyoung Suh, Dartmouth University; Maria Frawley, The George Washington University

15:00 – 15:15 Break

PANEL III POST-LIBERATION KOREA Moderator: Celeste Arrington

15:15 – 15:35 Jae Won E. Chung, “Literature as Aesthetic-Affective Psychogeography: Women’s Writing during the Korean
15:35 – 15:55 Gregg Brazinsky, “Empathy at War: The Korean War and the Making of a Sino-North Korean Emotional
15:55 – 16:15 Suzy Kim, “By Virtue of Vengeance: Affective Histories of Wŏnhan in North Korea”
16:15 – 16:35 Nan Kim, “Unintimate Longing: Separated Korean Families, Division’s Affect, and the Scene of Public
16:35 – 17:05 Comments and Q&A

Discussant: Haiyan Lee, Stanford University


Program for Saturday, November, 10

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and Pastries

PANEL IV CONTEMPORARY KOREA Moderator: Roy Richard Grinker

10:00 – 10:20 Sun-Chul Kim, “From Farmer to Activist: Emotional Processes in Miryang Farmers’ Fight against Power
Transmission Towers”
10:20 – 10:40 Hae Yeon Choo, “Speculative Home-Making: Gendered Affect, Class Mobility, and Real Estate Investment in
South Korea”
10:40 – 11:00 Youngmin Choe, “Beside Oneself: Self-portraiture, Craft Process, and Affective Labor in Kim Ki-Duk’s
11:00 – 11:20 John SP Cho, “Lifestyle Politics: Building “Jeongful” Relations between South Korean Gay Men”
11:20 – 11:50 Comments and Q&A

Discussant: Jie Yang, Simon Fraser University

11:50 – 12:30 General Discussion

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

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