Korean Philosophy Workshop: Korean Modernity/Coloniality


Korean Philosophy Workshop

U. of San Francisco, August 13-14, 2013

Many elements formed Korean modernity/coloniality from the 19th century onward: a receding Sinocentric world, an encroaching Western world, Japanese colonialism, the “New Woman,” racialization, Marxism, a cataclysmic war at home, a divided country, U.S. imperialism, struggles between authoritarian regimes and peoples’ movements, a diasporic nation… This workshop explores philosophical figures and themes in this nexus of forces and concepts. Workshop flyer here:

Talks and speakers include:

“Radical Enchantment in Donghak Syncretism” David H. Kim (U. of San Francisco)

“Kim Iryŏp and a Comparative Philosophy of Religion” Jin Y. Park (American U.)

“Ham Sŏkhŏn and the Rise of Philosophy of History in Korea” Halla Kim (U. of Nebraska)

“The Concept of Minjung: Inventing ‘A People to Come’” Boram Jeong (Duquesne U.)

“The Cunning Practices of the Inauthentic Asian American Woman” Emily S. Lee (CSU, Fullerton)

“Confucian Ritual Propriety for 21st Century South Korea:

A Reconstruction from Traditional Korean Resources” Jung-Yeup Kim (Kent State U.)

The format is an intensive workshop on work in progress. Please RSVP by August 7 since seats are limited. To RSVP, contact David H. Kim (kim@usfca.edu).

Sponsored by the Philosophy Dept, The Mortimer Fleishhacker Fund, The Center for the Pacific Rim, and The Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies Program