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 (email@example.com)
Prof. Dr. Yonson Ahn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
IZO Online Discussion
The entire online event was recorded and is available on Youtube.
China and Russia have declared a friendship “without limits" and with “no forbidden areas". Chinese official rhetoric appears largely supportive of the Russian legitimisation of the war on Ukraine. But does China really support Russia unconditionally? What can we read between the lines, and how are Russia and the Russian-Ukrainian war discussed in inner-Chinese spaces (in Chinese, not directed at foreigners?) And what role is there to play for Europe?
The IZO is glad to host a virtual conversation on these
questions between IZO member Marina Rudyak (Goethe University
Frankfurt/Heidelberg University), Maria Repnikova (Georgia State University)
and Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova (Riga Stradins University). While
observing China-Russia relations from Western Europe, the United States and Eastern
Europe, respectively, what all three have in common is that they were born in
the former Soviet Union. Their knowledge of both Chinese and Russian political
Image credit: Reuters, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meet in Denpasar, Indonesia (G20, July 5, 2022)
Image Credits: Peng Guo
Date: 19 May 2022
Time: 6.15 – 7.45 p.m., followed by a small reception in the foyer
Place: Goethe University Frankfurt, Casino Building, R. 1811, Nina-Rubinstein-Weg 1
Please register for the talk and reception via e-mail to email@example.com by 15 May at the latest.
On May 5th, the IZO is organizing a guest lecture on the following topic by Prof. Dr. Marta Hanson: "Understanding is Within One's Grasp, The World Within the Hands in the Classified Canon, 1624".By the early sixteenth century, some physicians considered the most important medical canon of Han antiquity, the Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon: Basic Questions (Huangdi neijing: suwen, ca. 1st BCE), to be in a state of crisis. Many of their contemporary physicians found it too archaic, inaccessible, and impractical to use. Many self-proclaimed healers favored more recent medical texts that private publishing had made more widely available, easier to read, and more practical for healing. The literati physician Zhang Jiebin 張介賓 (1563–1640) participated in the broader trend “to recover antiquity" (fugu 復古) by reorganizing the original Inner Canon, providing many illustrations, and adding explanations. The resulting Classified Canon, Illustrated with Commentary (Leijing tu yi 類經圖翼, 1624) also used many popularizing genres – diagrams, short essays, versified didactic poems, illustrations, and even the healer's own hand as a mnemonic tool. Dr. Zhang's amply illustrated, often versified, clearly explained, completely reorganized, and even, in part, embodied Classified Canon is best understood as one late-Ming literati physician's response to this perceived crisis. In fact, this Classified Canon was so successful among physicians in China that Jesuits used it as the source text for the first Latin translations of Chinese conceptions of the viscera and channels of the human body published in the Specimen Medicinae Sinicae (A Sample of Chinese Medicine) in 1682 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Time: 05. 05. 2022 – 18:00
Place: Seminarhaus 0.106