May 12th, 2007

Tiger and Magpie

Korean Studies Symposium

Binghamton University
October 27, 2007

In conjunction with the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS)
Conference title: "De-centering Asia"
October 26-27, 2007
(http://aaasp.binghamton.edu/nycas/)

Symposium title: "Korean Peninsula and Beyond: Re-centering Korean Studies"
This symposium critically considers the notion that Korea - its history, politics, culture, and peoples - is a product of continuous and ongoing engagement and negotiation with the world beyond its peninsula, be it with neighbors geographically near (e.g., China, Japan, Russia) or far (e.g., Europe, Africa, the Americas). Binghamton University's Korean studies faculty and students, along with specially invited scholars, explore the myriad ways in which Korea - if not "Koreanness" - has been forged by global and transnational forces. In turn, the symposium also examines the Korean contribution to the shaping of histories and cultures of the world beyond the Korean peninsula, from East Asia to North America, from the Pacific Islands to Central Asia.
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