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Program: Translating Value and the Value of Translation

Friday, May 17

9 - 10am - Panel 1: Globalization and Transnational Relations

Marcie Middlebrooks (Cornell University) - Found in (mis)Translation: Korean Buddhism’s Pluripotent Powers in the Regenerative Ethics of Global Stem Cell Science

Carolyn Choi (University of Southern California) Love Me ‘Tender’: Erotic Labor of Migrant Hostesses in Los Angeles Koreatown Bars

Sherri Ter Molen (Wayne State University) - Taking Cover and the Cover Up: The Bridge at No Gun Ri

Hyejeong Jo (University of Pennsylvania) - Habitus Transformation: Immigrant Mother’s Cultural Translation of Educational Strategies in South Korea

Discussant: Dr. Youngju Ryu (University of Michigan)

10:40am - 12:20pm - Panel 2: Production of Nation

Chunfu Li (Sungkyungwan University) Terminological Border Between Minjok and Kookmin on Overseas Korean

Chaewon Baek (Seoul National University) The Usage of ‘Eon-mun Ilchi’ and Its Problems

Chi-Hoon Kim (Indiana University) - A Feast Reserved for the Eyes: The Role of Plastic Food Models in Korean Gastro-Nationalism

Discussant: Dr. Yang Seung-gook (Seoul National University)

2 - 3:40pm - Panel 3: Text, Image, and Body

Susan Hwang (University of Michigan) From J.P. Sartre to D.H. Lawrence: Dissident Readings of European Literature in the Criticism of Paik Nak-chung

Jaebin Yoo (Seoul National University) - Translation of Image: Jeong Yakyong’s Unique Adaptation of Mechanical and Scientific Illustrations from China and Europe

Min-Jeong Kim (Seoul National University) Redefining Tradition through the Phenomenology of Body

Discussant: Dr. Sung Chang Park (Seoul National University)

3:45 - 5:45pm - Keynote Talk

Serk-Bae Suh (University of California, Irvine) - Translation and the Colonial Desire for Transparency

Saturday, May 18

9 - 10:40am - Panel 4: Korea-Japan Connections

Sujin Lee (Cornell University) Racialized Bodies and Identified Identities: Physical Anthropology in Colonial Korea

Hiroaki Matsusaka (University of Michigan) Anticolonialism in the Imperial Language: Korean Radicals in 1920s and 1930s Japanese Publications

Young Shil Youn (University of Toronto) - Three Types of ‘Heroes’ in Sonyeon (The Youth) and East Asian Contexts

Kyung-rim Lee (Seoul National University) A Study of Janghanmong

Discussant: Dr. Serk-Bae Suh (University of California, Irvine)

10:40am - 12:30pm - Roundtable: Translating Korean Studies

Moderator: Susan Hwang (University of Michigan)

Seoul National University: Ki-In Chong, Domin Kim, Jin-Kyu Kim

University of Michigan: Ha Yeon Lee, Irhe Sohn

Organized by

Korean Studies Graduate Working Group (University of Michigan)

Woosong Korean Studies Graduate Fellows (Seoul National University)

Sponsored by

  • Nam Center for Korean Studies (University of Michigan)
  • College of Humanities (Seoul National University)