Na Zou and Cornelia Storz Explore Entrepreneurial Networks in Developing Environments
Yonson Ahn has published an anthology on Korea's role in global society with Routledge
Prof. Ann Heylen on Digitization of Scholarly Publishing in East Asian Popular Culture Research
"Negotiating Masculinity: Migrant Husbands and Cross-Border 'Marrying-Up'" (Seonok Lee, University of Groningen)
For further information please contact: Prof. Yonson Ahn, Y.Ahn@em.uni-frankfurt.de
/26 April 2023, 18–20:00 c.t., IG 1.314/
WHAT IS LEGITIMATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE? OBSERVATIONS ON THE CANONIZATION OF MODERN CHINESE ARCHAEOLOGY
Amidst the major transition in views of historical evidence in the 1920s, a new model of archaeological research emerged along with the founding of Division of Archaeology at the Institute of History and Philology. Advocates of this new archaeology, represented by Li Chi and Fu Ssu-nien, contended that a modern and scientific approach to research should be centred upon excavation as a process of comprehensive knowledge, rather than mere collection of ancient texts and artefacts. The new archaeologists were deeply discontent with traditional practices of palaeography and epigraphy, which, according to them, narrowly focused on texts connected to the Confucian classics, paid little attention to material condition of artefacts, and thus failed to achieve a holistic understanding of the past. They also distinguished their project from earlier attempts to reform research on ancient China with Western knowledge, such as Luo Zhenyu and Wang Guowei who employed a method of “twofold evidence" by comparing inscriptions on oracle bones and bronze artefacts with traditional written texts. The new vision of archaeological research was put into practice in the subsequent years after 1928, when the Institute of History and Philology launched the project to excavate the ancient Shang Dynasty capital (Yin Xu) in Anyang, Henan. For modern Chinese researchers, the Yin Xu excavation project defined what could be considered legitimate archaeological evidence, and therefore constituted the canon of modern Chinese archaeology.
About the Speaker
/PROF. WANG FAN-SEN/ is a historian specializing in the cultural-intellectual history of early modern and modern China (circa 1500 to 1930). He has written broadly on Chinese intellectual history in the last few centuries. His most important works include /Chang T'ai-yen and His World/ (1985), /Fu Ssu-nien: A Life in Chinese History and Politics/ (2000), /The Genealogy of Modern Chinese Thought/ (2003), and /The Historian and the Historiography in Modern China/ (2008), among others. He received his PhD from Princeton University in 1992. He has taught at universities throughout Taiwan, including National Taiwan University and National Tsing Hua University. Prof. Wang has been Academician of Academia Sinica since 2004 and served as its Vice President and Acting President. He is currently serving as the Chancellor of Taiwan Comprehensive University System. Prof. Wang Fan-sen has been the recipient of many distinguished domestic and international awards. In 2005, he was elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of the United Kingdom.
This workshop delves into an under-studied topic of the Korean youth in the South, focusing on the multiple trajectories and complexities of newer-generation Korean im/migrants in the Southern Hemisphere and the Global South. Unlike younger-generation Koreans in the Global North particularly in North America and Europe, who have tended to pursue professional careers and achieved mainstream-oriented mobility, young Korean im/migrants in the Global South have explored different options and followed multiple trajectories beyond the boundaries of their host societies. Hence, this workshop aims to understand how and to what extent these particular circumstances have shaped their lives and experiences of the Korean youth in the South.
You can register for the Zoom link here.
Korean Studies at Goethe University of Frankfurt cordially invites you to the online workshop "Korean and German Encounters and Interactions" on 20 January and 21 January 2023.
You can register for the zoom link here.
The following programme awaits you:
(Panel I) 20 January 2023, 10:15-12:15
Prof. Jin-Wook Shin & Boyeong Jeong (Chung-ang University)
Rival Narratives of Germany and Discursive Struggles in South Korean Public Spheres
Prof. Hannes Mosler (University of Duisburg-Essen)
South Korea's April Revolution Through the Lens of West Germany
Prof. Yvonne Schulz Zinda (University of Hamburg)
The Past, Present and Future of Korean Studies in Germany
(Panel II) 20 January 2023, 13:15-15:15
Prof. Jan Creutzenberg (Ewha Womans University)
Pansori in Germany: Korean Singing-Storytelling, from Invitation to Collaboration
Katharina Süberkrüb (University of Hamburg)
German Trends in Collecting Korean Material Culture Towards the End of the Chosŏn Dynasty
(Panel III) 21 January 2023, 10:00-12:00
Dr. Jihye Kim (University of Central Lancashire)
Hallyu (Korean Wave) and Korean Restaurant Businesses in Frankfurt
Prof. Yonson Ahn (Goethe University of Frankfurt)
Maternal Practices of Korean Healthcare Workers in Germany
Dr. Jaok Kwon-Hein (University of Heidelberg)
Becoming 'Good' Working Mothers: Mothering of Highly Skilled Female Migrants from Korea in Germany
IZO & Ceditraa guest lecture on 6 December 2022, 18.15, IG 1.314
On 6 December 2022, Ann Heylen, Professor at the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), and Executive Director of the International Taiwan Studies Center (ITSC), at the College of Liberal Arts, NTNU, will give a talk in Frankfurt upon joint invitation by the Ceditraa project and the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO).
The talk offers a case study in which the bibliographic references of the articles published in East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (EAJPC) are subjected to an electronic text analysis. It forms part of generating a relational database. The methodology will illustrate traditional corpus linguistic (CL) tools and tendencies in the development of scholarly publishing and patterns in the digitization of culture research. The concept of the 'journal as corpus' is taken as the organizing principle in the selection and editing of networked materials and multimedia to inquire about the role of language acquisition and cultural knowledge transmission. The purpose is to apply this method to a larger corpus of bibliographic references of East Asian popular culture.
Prof. Heylen's talk is organised by Mirjam Tröster, whose Ceditraa research focuses on K-cinema in Taiwan.
The 4th edition of the Korean Popular Culture Workshop will take place on the 16th of November 2022 between 4 and 6 pm CET. The event will be held online on Zoom with prior registration being required (registration link below). The workshop aims to shed light on the new developments in Korean cinema, dramas and music in the digital globalized world. This year the focus of the workshop will be the Korean film industry in the context of globalization and the changes in K-drama content and production generated by the emergence of streaming platforms like Netflix. The guest speakers are Jimmyn Parc, Associate Professor at the University of Malaya, Malaysia and Hyejung Ju, Associate Professor of Mass Communication at Claflin University in South Carolina, USA.
16:10 -17:05 CET
The Untold Story of the Korean Film Industry: A Global Business Perspective
Dr. Jimmyn Parc
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Korean TV Dramas Meet Netflix: New Tribe of K-Dramas on Streaming Platform
Dr. Hyejung Ju
Claflin University, Orangeburg SC
Online via Zoom
Contact: Casandra Chistinean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Dr. Yonson Ahn (email@example.com)
From 1 to 3 September, 2022, IZO co-hosted a major symposium on Japan's position in comparative law. The event at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, celebrated the 70th birthday of Professor Harald Baum, the preeminent figure in Japanese legal studies in Germany and a long-term member of IZO's academic advisory board.
High-profile speakers from Asia, Europe, the U.S and Australia explored the influence of Japanese law outside Japan. Japan's history and its position as one of the largest economies in Asia suggest a major impact upon its neighbours and beyond and make the country potentially interesting as a source of legal concepts. However, this idea of Japan as an exporter of legal ideas is at odds with the still dominant, hierarchically tinged narrative of Japan as a mere recipient of Western legal ideas.
Within this framework, the talks aimed to assess, from multiple perspectives, the influence of Japanese law upon its neighbours as well as global developments. The participants explored themes such as the fundamental position of Japan in comparative legal studies, the impact of Japanese law upon East and Southeast Asian jurisdictions, as well as Japan's role within global harmonization projects.