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Program: Cultures of Yushin: The 1970s in South Korea

Friday, November 7  |  Palmer Commons - Forum Hall

9:00-9:15              Welcoming Remarks

Nojin Kwak (The Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan)

John B. Duncan (Center for Korean Studies, University of California-Los Angeles)

9:15-10:15           Keynote Address (in Korean, with English translation)

Myong Kwan Chi (Formerly: Editor of Sasanggye, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Korean Broadcasting Systems, Professor and Director of the Institute of Japanese Studies at Hallim University): Lurching Toward Democracy: On the Significance of the Troubled 1970s in Modern Korean History

10:15-1035           Break

10:35-12:20          Panel I: Material and Consumer Culture

  • Moderator: Jaeeun Kim (University of Michigan)
  • Han Sang Kim (University of California-San Diego): “My” Sweet Utopia in the Next Decade: The Popular Imagination of Private Ownership during the Yushin Period
  • Eunhee Park (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Kyebaram–The Culture of Money and Investment Fever in the 1970s
  • Se-Mi Oh (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Yoido: Master Plans and Urban Dream
  • Discussants: Namhee Lee (University of California-Los Angeles), Paul Chang(Harvard University)

12:20-1:20            Lunch

1:20-3:05              Panel II: Media and Visual Culture

  • Moderator: Micah Auerback (University of Michigan)
  • Jina Kim (Smith College): The Documentary Impulse in Radio Culture of the Yushin Era
  • Inkyu Kang (Penn State University, The Behrend College): Yushin as a Visual Metaphor: A Semiotic Analysis of the Fourth Republic’s Comic Art Propaganda
  • Irhe Sohn (University of Michigan): Peripheral Visions of Yushin: Techniscope and Returned Colonial Action Heroes
  • Discussants: Osamu Ota (Doshisha University), Kyung Moon Hwang (University of Southern California)

3:05-3:25              Break

3:25-5:50              Panel 3: Literature and Popular Discourse

  • Moderator: David Chung (University of Michigan)
  • Hwisang Cho (Xavier University): [De]Popularizing a Confucian Master: Yushin and the Birth of T’oegye Studies
  • Seung-Hee Jeon (Yonsei University): Between “Overzealous Moms” and “Laudable Mothers”: A Study on Motherhood Discourse During South Korea’s Yushin Period
  • Sunyoung Park (University of Southern California): Dreams of Dissidence: Science Fictional and Fantastic Imaginations in 1970s Literature and Film
  • Serk-Bae Suh (University of California-Irvine): Oh, Lord Come by Here: Christianity and Literature in 1970s South Korea
  • Discussants: John Duncan (University of California-Los Angeles), Hwasook Nam(University of Washington), Henry Em (Yonsei University) 

Saturday, November 8  |  Palmer Commons - Great Lakes North and Central

9:00-11:00           Interview and Roundtable Discussion (in Korean only)

  • Myung Kwan Chi (Formerly: Editor of Sasanggye, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Korean Broadcasting Systems, Professor at Hallim University); Ota Osamu (Doshisha University): Yushin-era Intellectuals and the Politics of Resistance