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2022 Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange Conference (hosted by U-M)

10th Annual Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange

Friday, April 2, 2022

10:30am Welcome Remarks

Director Youngju Ryu

10:45am Panel 1: Ethnicity, Class, and Koreanness

Jackie Choe, “Yangban to Chaebol: Korea's Elite Class Throughout History”
Angela Chou Liu “Parental Income on Migrant Intergenerational Economic Mobility and Education in Asia: a case study on Chinese-Indonesian and Chinese-Korean migrants.”
Nini Landwer, "Reckoning with Blackness: Decolonizing Blackness in the Korean Context"
Nicole Liebeler “A Tale of Two Enclaves: Intentional Cultural Development and the History of Koreatown’s Visible Identity.”

Discussants: Dr. John Park & Dr. Rory Walsh

1:00pm Panel 2: Gendered Violence & Mental Health

Yoon Kim, “Parallels of State Violence in Korean Camptowns and U.S. Massage Parlors”
Sarah Kim “The Invisible Crisis of Mental Health in South Korea: A Historical Analysis of National Trauma and Changes in Psychosocial Healing in Korean Society.”
Marissa Deardurff, “Molka: A South Korean case study”
Nikhita Datar “Adolescent Internet Addiction: A Case Study of South Korea's PC Bang Phenomenon.”

Discussants: Dr. Nayoung Lee & Dr. Rory Walsh

2:30pm Panel 3: Art & Pop Culture in Korea and Abroad

Dionee Simmons “Riding the Hallyu Wave: The Adoption of Korean Popular Culture by Multinational Corporations to Harvest Hallyu Power.”
Andrea Medina, “Artwashing Ihwa Mural Village: Residents’ Opposition to ‘Revitalization’”
Vanessa Duo Li “K-pop in China: Through the Lens of Fandom Practices after the ‘Korea Limitation Order’.”

Discussants: Dr. Nayoung Lee & Dr. Rory Walsh

3:45pm Panel 4: Economics, Consumerism, & Information

Shane Kim “Response to South Korean “Intangibles”: Cybersecurity and Economic Security.”
Yunseo Cho, “University Student Opinions on Apple & Samsung: A Cross-Cultural Study”
Adam Novak “Platform agency and social responsibility in misinfodemics: a South Korean case study.”

Discussants: Dr. John Park & Dr. Rory Walsh

6:00pm Award Presentation

TOP U-M PAPER: Yoon Kim, University of Michigan

TOP USC PAPER: Sarah Kim, University of Southern California

BEST PRESENTATION: Adam Novak, University of Southern California

BEST COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: Jackie Choe, University of Michigan

BEST QUESTION RESPONSE: Andrea Medina, University of Michigan   BEST RESEARCH ON KOREAN AMERICA: Nicole Liebeler, University of Southern California