Korean Studies

22-24 SEPT 2017
GENDER(ED) HISTORIES
OF KOREA AND JAPAN
3RD WORKSHOP OF
THE EUROPEAN FORUM
ON KOREAN-JAPANESE
HISTORY

PROGRAM

FRIDAY 22 SEPT 2017

PRE-CONFERENCE GATHERING

19:00 LUDWIG’S CAFÉ/RESTAURANT/BAR, HOTEL KRONE, UHLANDSTR. 1

SATURDAY 23 SEPT 2017

09:00-09:15 WELCOME ADDRESS

YOU JAE LEE, MONIKA SCHRIMPF

PREMODERN

CHAIR: MONIKA SCHRIMPF

09:15-10:05 ANNA ANDREEVA, UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBERG

THE WOMEN’S ARTS ONLY? MANAGING CHILDBIRTH IN MEDIEVAL JAPAN

DISCUSSANT: MONIKA SCHRIMPF, UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN

10:10-11:00 SUJUNG KIM, DEPAUW UNIVERSITY/GREENCASTLE

THE LOVELORN LADY AND THE STONY MONK: REIMAGINING ZENMYō AND FEMALE SALVATION IN THE KEGON ENGI EMAKI 華厳縁起絵巻

DISCUSSANT: KIRI PARAMORE, LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

11:00-11:15 BREAK

MOLDING WOMANHOOD

CHAIR: MICHAEL SHIN

11:15-12:05 AH-REUM KIM, UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

THE MOLD OF MODERN WOMANHOOD: THE TRAVELLING CONCEPT OF BILDUNG IN JAPAN AND KOREA, THE 1920S-1930S

DISCUSSANT: MICHAEL D. SHIN, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

12:10-13:00 SUNGMIN KIM, HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY (SAPPORO)

LULI VAN DER DOES-ISHIKAWA HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY EXPLOITING
EMPOWERMENT: GENDERED SONGS OF WARTIME KOREA AND JAPAN 1910-1945

DISCUSSANT: JEROME DE WIT, UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN

13:00-15:00 LUNCH

RITTERSAAL, SCHLOSS HOHENTÜBINGEN

14:15-14:45 OPTION SHORT GUIDED TOUR

TO THE MUSEUM ALTE KULTUREN, SCHLOSS HOHENTÜBINGEN

 

(FORCED) PROSTITUTION AND FORCED LABOR

CHAIR: KIRI PARAMORE

15:00-15:50 CAROLINE NORMA, RMIT UNIVERSITY/MELBOURNE

REST AND RECUPERATION: US MILITARY COMFORT WOMEN IN JAPAN DURING THE KOREAN WAR, 1950-1953

DISCUSSANT: KIRI PARAMORE, LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

15:55-16:45 ROBERT KRAMM, UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ

SEX, GENDER AND SANITATION IN POSTWAR EAST ASIA. PROSTITUTION,
VENEREAL DISEASE, AND GEOPOLITICS IN U.S. OCCUPIED KOREA AND JAPAN

DISCUSSANT: KOEN DE CEUSTER, LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

16:50-17:40 MARK PENDLETON, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

GENDERED LABOUR, NATIONAL HISTORY, TRANSNATIONAL MEMORY AND WORLD HERITAGE: THE CASE OF HASHIMA/GUNKANJIMA

DISCUSSANT: KLAUS ANTONI, UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN

17:50 FORUM MEMBERS‘ MEETING

19:00 DINNER, DIE KELTER SCHMIEDTORSTR. 17, TÜBINGEN

SUNDAY 24 SEPT 2017

MODERNIZATION

CHAIR: YOU JAE LEE

09:00-09:50 SUNG UN GANG, UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE

MAKING HOME AND THEATRE. THE FEMALE AUDIENCE AND THEIR HUSBANDS IN THE HALF-WORLD OF COLONIAL KOREA (1926-1937)

DISCUSSANT: YOU JAE LEE, UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN

09:55-10:45 JOOYEON HAHM UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

MODERNIZING FAMILY?: CONCUBINAGE IN IMPERIAL JAPAN AND COLONIAL KOREA, 1910–1945

DISCUSSANT: LULI VAN DER DOES-ISHIKAWA, HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY

10:45-11:00 BREAK

WORK AND LABOR

CHAIR: KOEN DE CEUSTER

11:00-11:50 MICHIKO SUZUKI, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

RED CROSS NURSES IN THE BATTLEFIELD

DISCUSSANT: CAROLINE NORMA, RMIT UNIVERSITY (MELBOURNE)

11:55-12:30 WRAP-UP DISCUSSION

12:30 LUNCH, RITTERSAAL, SCHLOSS HOHENTÜBINGEN

14:30 FIELD TRIP TO KLOSTER BEBENHAUSEN, IM SCHLOSS 1, BUS 828

17:30 DINNER, LANDHOTEL HIRSCH, SCHÖNBUCHSTR. 28, TÜBINGEN


ABOUT

Established in March 2012, the European Forum on Korean-Japanese History aims to promote dialogue between historians of Korea and Japan in Europe. The Forum is an independent body supported by the National Institute for Korean History. Its initial objective is to organize biennial workshops bringing together historians of Japan and Korea to exchange views on subjects of mutual relevance and interest.


The Forum functions as a platform where the tangled histories of Korea and Japan are critically debated, common framing concepts are questioned, source materials are reread and untapped archival materials mobilized. As the professional field is still largely defined by national labels, the Forum probes these labels as ordering principles that reproduce contemporary antagonisms in both research and teaching. For too long, a historiography based on the nation-state has often made it difficult to engage in relevant dialogues. Now, theoretical and methodological developments in historiography allow the writing of history beyond the nation-state and open up new fields of research. In this workshop, we want to look at the cultural, political, social, religious or economic history of Korea and Japan through the ‘lenses of gender’.

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