Plenaries - InterAsian Connections V: Seoul

Seoul National University

To register for the public plenaries in advance, please visit: http://snuac.snu.ac.kr/iac5/ 

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016
Seoul National University Cultural Center, 
(Munhwagwan Building 73)

8:30-9:30   Registration (open to the public)

9:30-10:30   WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Prasenjit Duara, Duke University
Seteney Shami, Social Science Research Council
Keehyun Hong, Seoul National University 

11:00-12:30   NATIONAL HISTORIES AND THE COLD WAR: A TRANSPACIFIC CRITIQUE
In observing the diverse local efforts to bring justice to the victims of Japanese military and colonial violence in the United States, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, Lisa Yoneyama has argued for some time that the cultural practices of redress and reparations especially intensifying since the1990s must be seen as a trace of failed post-World War II transitional justice under the Cold War. Not only did it leave many colonial legacies intact, the primarily U.S.-led midcentury administering of justice in Asia-Pacific has rendered certain violences illegible, hence unredressable. In this plenary, Yoneyama will argue that the National History question—most recently manifested as the textbook controversies, nationalist revisionisms, the state interventions, as well as the wartime “military comfort women” issue—also needs to be understood geohistorically in relation to this earlier moment. 

Chair: Tae-Gyun Park, Seoul National University 
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Yoneyama, University of Toronto
PanelistsJuliette Chung, National Tsing Hua University and Myoung-Kyu Park, Seoul National University 

14:00-15:30  REVIEWING INTERASIA WORK: REFLECTIONS OF PAST WORKSHOP DIRECTORS
Chair: Helen Siu, Yale University

  • Multiple Flexibilities: Nation-States, Global Business, and Precarious Labor (IAI: Dubai)
    Kevin Hewison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Sites of Inter-Asian Interaction (IAI: Dubai)
    Tim Harper, Cambridge University

  • Old Histories, New Geographies: Contrapuntal Mobilities of Trade and State across Asia (IAII: Singapore)
    Engseng Ho, Duke University 

Lunch will be served from 12:30-13:45 at Seoul National University Asia Center, Samik Hall 2F

 

Saturday, 30 April, 2016
Seoul National University Asia Center Samik Hall 2F (Building 101)

9:00-10:20   DIRECTORS' PLENARY (SESSION I)
Chair: Angela Leung, The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

10:40-12:00   DIRECTORS' PLENARY (SESSION II)
Chair: K. Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University