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Infusing Modern China into the

Undergraduate Curriculum

East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Institute Daily Readings

Presenting faculty will assign readings for their sessions, and the full citation information will be accessible below. Each presenter will prepare a bibliography that includes assigned readings and optional additional readings. These bibliographies along with other materials will be available in the Presenter Session Materials under Resources in the coming weeks.

Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum:

A Faculty and Program Development Summer Institute

July 08 to July 19, 2019

Week 1

July 08 - July 12, 2019

Monday, July 08, 2019

Harrison Kim: Korean History: A Thematic Overview


Charles R. Kim, "Moral Imperatives: South Korean Studenthood and April 19th." The Journal of Asian Studies 71, 2 (May 2012): 399–422

Cheehyung Harrison Kim, "North Korea's Vinalon City: Industrialism as Socialist Everyday Life." Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 22, 4 (Fall 2014): 809-836

James B. Palais, "Confucianism and The Aristocratic/Bureaucratic Balance in Korea." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 44, 2 (December 1984): pp. 427-468

Vladimir Tikhonov, "Sin Ŏ njun (1904–1938) and Lu Xun’s Image in Korea: Colonial Korea’s Nationalist Transnationalism." The Journal of Asian Studies 78 1 (February 2019): 23–44 

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Maya Stiller: Korean Arts and Visual Culture: Then and Now


Horlyck, Charlotte. "Art and Politics of the 1980s and the mid-1990s," in Korean Art: From the 19th Century to the Present, 132-148. London: Reaktion Books, 2017.


Chang Chin-sung, “Korean Art History and Ethnic Nationalism: The Case of Jeong Seon and Kim Hongdo.” Arts of Korea: Histories, Challenges, and Perspectives, edited by Jason Steuber and Allysa B. Peyton, 304-331. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2018.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sunyoung Park: Narrative Korea: The Novel in Modern Korea


Djuna, "The Bloody Battle of Broccoli Plain." Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction (Kaya Press, 2019)



Thursday, July 11, 2019

Building Korean Studies (meetings with campus teams)

Friday, July 12, 2019

Byongwon Lee: Performing Korean Culture: Music


Byong Won Lee, Rediscovering Traditional Korean Performing Arts, edited by Haekyung Um and Hyunjoo Lee (Seoul: Korea Arts Management Service, 2012), "Korean Traditional Music: A Bird's-Eye View." pp. 18-24

Byong Won Lee, Korea Briefing, 1993: Festival of Korea, edited by Donald N. Clark (Boulder, San Francisco, Oxford: Westview Press), Chpt. 6 "Contemporary Korean Musical Cultures." pp. 121-138

Stanley Sadie, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (Washington, DC, Hong Kong: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1980) pp. 409-423


Week 2

July 15 - July 19, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Harrison Kim: Korea in the 20th Century: Colonialism, North/South Division, Diaspora

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Myung-Ji Yang: Contemporary Korean Politics: The Challenges of Democrary


Jang-Jip Choi. 2012. Democracy After Democratization: The Korean Experience. Stanford University Press. Chapters 1 and 7, pp. 3-21, 167-185


Jamie Doucette and Se-Woong Koo, “Pursuing Post-Democratisation: The Resilience of Politics by Public Security in Contemporary South Korea,” Journal of Contemporary Asia 46, no. 2 (2016): 198-221.

Paul Chang. 2015. Protest Dialectics: State Repression and South Korea’s Democracy Movement, 1970-1979. Stanford University Press. Chapters 1 and 2.

Namhee Lee. 2007. The Making of Minjung: Democracy and the Politics of Representation in South Korea. Cornell University Press. Chapter 4. The Undongkwŏn as a Counterpublic Sphere.

Sun-Chul Kim. 2016. Democratization and Social Movements in South Korea, Defiant Institutionalization. Routledge. Introduction and chapter 2.

Sang-Hyop Lee: The Korean Economy: Past Precedents and Future Prospects

Required: (PDF version in Dropbox) (PDF version in Dropbox)

O, Yul Kwon, 2010. The Korean Economy in Transition: An Institutional Perspective (UK and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 2010) Chpt. 1. "Korea’s Economic Policy in Transition: Evolution, Assessment and Future Direction"


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Young-A Park: Film Studies and Contemporary Korean Cinema


Christina Klein, "Why American Studies Needs to Think about Korean Cinema, or, Transnational Genres in the Films of Bong Joon-ho." American Quarterly 60, 4 (December 2008): 871-898


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Panel Discussion: Expanding and Enhancing Korean Studies

Friday, July 19, 2019

Final Presentations