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May 2015

  • Monday, May 25th Split Lives: Home and Work among Korean Chinese Migrants

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    Monday, May 25, 20152:00PM - 3:30PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Series

    Korea Foundation Chair, Korean Studies in Social Science Job Talk

    Description

    In the early 1990s, Korean Chinese began to visit South Korea, long considered a forbidden homeland during the Cold War era. Many overstayed their visas to become undocumented workers in search of the “Korean dream.” In 2005 the South Korean government granted amnesty to them, while requiring migrant laborers to move back and forth between China and Korea in complex ways. Based on the ethnographic research in Seoul, Korea and Yanbian, the Korean Chinese Autonomous Prefecture, China, for the last few years, this presentation examines how the impact of amnesty and the governmental aspects of the migratory rhythm have fashioned a new order of home and work for many Korean Chinese. I develop two inter-related arguments. First, I argue that the rhythm sets limits for the bodies, money, and futurity of Korean Chinese migrants. Second, I argue that the rhythm has reorganized the concepts of “work place” and “home,” working time and non-working time, between Korea and Yanbian—forming a transnational mode of living that I term split lives.
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    Dr. June Hee Kwon received her PhD from the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University in 2013. Her research and teaching focuses on diaspora and citizenship, transnational migration and human rights, kinship and ethnicity, affect and compassion. Her area of expertise spans contemporary Korea (North and South), China, and Japan, including postcolonial and post-Cold War East Asian inter-connections.

    For further information: anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto / 416-946-3318

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Dr. June Hee Kwon
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh


    Sponsors

    Department of Anthropology

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Asian Institute


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  • Wednesday, May 27th 4th Annual Toronto Korean Film Festival

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    Wednesday, May 27, 20156:00PM - 8:00PMInnis Town Hall
    2 Sussex Avenue
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    Description

    This year’s Feature Presentations will be exploring this year’s theme of ‘ggeun’, a Korean cultural concept that emphasizes one’s social position in relation to others. Opening on the evening of the 26th will be the North American premiere of Hong Sukjae’s commercial debut film ‘Socialphobia’, starring rising actors Byun Yohan and Lee Jooseung. Other screenings include the North American premiere of romantic Korean-Japanese narrative ‘A Midsummer’s Fantasia’; the International premiere of ‘The Island of Shadows’; and the Toronto premiere of ‘Han Gong-ju’ by Lee Su Jin, starring Chun Woohee. The festival will close on May 31 with ‘Revivre’, the 102nd film of the legendary filmmaker Im Kwon-Taek.

    Click the link below for more information and the full line-up.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Asian Institute


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  • Wednesday, May 27th Evergreen Tree Film Screening

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    Wednesday, May 27, 20156:30PM - 8:30AMInnis Town Hall
    2 Sussex Ave
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    Series

    4th Annual Toronto Korean Film Festival 2014

    Description

    Evergreen Tree (상록수)
    SHIN Sang-ok | Classics, Drama | 141 min | Korea 1961
    CANADIAN PREMIERE

    Korean language finds itself strangled under Japanese colonial rule during the 1930s. Lack of education and will to progress plagues those living in the more rural areas of the peninsula. A story about two lovers and a goal to promote education amid political suppression, ‘Evergreen Tree’ was directed by the legendary Shin Sang-ok and is based on the 1935 novel of the same name by prolific screenwriter Shim Hoon.

    *There will be a post-screening discussion and Q&A session with Janet Poole, author of the book ‘When The Future Disappears’ and Professor in the East Asian Studies Department at the Centre For The Study of Korea, University of Toronto

    For more information visit the website below.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Janet Poole
    Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Korea at the Asian Institute, Department of East Asian Studies Affiliated Faculty


    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Asian Institute


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