Seoul International Seminar on Racism/Mixed Race in Korea and Japan

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Seoul International Seminar on Racism/Mixed Race in Korea and Japan

Conveners: Kim Hyun Mee & Koichi Iwabuchi

21-22 June 2014, Yonsei University, South Korea

Co-organized & Sponsored by Department of Cultural Anthropology & Institute of Korean Studies, Yonsei University.


21 June Public Seminar 218 Yonhui Bernie Hall

9:45-10:00 Welcome (Iwabuchi Koichi & Kim Hyun Mee)

10:00-12:00 Cold war and racism

(Chair: Kim Hyun Mee, Yonsei University)

1. Kim Hang (Yonsei University), “Pronounce Correctly, or You Should Be Killed: The Massacre of Koreans in the Kanto Great Earthquake”

2. Kwok, Sa Jin (SungKongHoe University), “Manufacturing ‘Others’: Race, Ethno-Nationalism, and Nation Building in Korea”

3. Cho Younghan (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), “Discourses of a Zainichi Korean Athlete in South Korea: Possibilities and Limits for de-colonial and de-Cold War Imagination”

Discussant: Yuko Kawai (Rikkyo University), Han Seung-mi (Yonsei University)

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-3:30 pm Mixed race/blood in modern Japan

(Chair: Lee Sang Kook, Yonsei University)

1. A.K.M. Skarpelis (NYU Sociology and Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo) , “Eugenic Ironies: Assimilating Colonial Korea into the Japanese Empire”

2. Johanna O. Zulueta (Soka University), “Multiculturalism and Mixed Race in Okinawa: Politics of Inclusion/Exclusion in the Post-Cold War Years”

3. Sachiko Horiguchi (Temple University Japan Campus) & Yuki Imoto (Keio University), “From Konketsu to Hafu: The politics of mixed-race categories in modern Japan”

Discussant: Han Geon Soo (Kangwon National University), Park Kyung Min (Michigan State University)

Coffee Break

4:00-6:00pm Cultural politics of mixed race celebrities in East Asia

Chair: Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash University)

1. Ji-Hyun Ahn (University of Washington Tacoma), “Questioning the cultural currency of whiteness: White mixed-race celebrities and (contemporary) Korean popular culture”

2. Jeehyun Lim (Denison University), “Black and Korean in Neoliberal Multiculturalism in South Korea”

3. Kaori Mori-Want (Shibaura Institute of Technology), “Japan We are Haafu, So What?: A Different Perspective in Mixed Race Studies in the Voices of Japanese Haafu Comedians”

Discussant: Jung Hyesil (Hanyang University), Sachiko Horiguchi (Temple University Japan Campus)

6:00- 8:00 pm Reception