Desires in Colonial Memories: Kisaeng, Assassin and New Woman

Dans le cadre du séminaire pluridisciplinaire d’études coréennes, Hyaeweol Choi (Australian National University, professeur invité de l’EHESS) présente une conférence.

Popular culture is a powerful channel for re-imagining the past. In this presentation, I specifically analyze two examples: Capital Scandal (Kyŏngsŏng scandal, 2007) and Assassination (Amsal, 2015), both set in 1930s colonial Korea, examining the interplay between two competing desires: the desire for the liberated modern self and the yearning for national independence. These desires ultimately converge in a homogenizing narrative about the nation, reinforcing the still pervasive sentiments of “affective nationalism” in contemporary Korea.

Aires culturelles Asie orientale

Informations pratiques

  • Vendredi 24 mars 2017 - 14:00 - 16:00
  • Maison de l’Asie (Grands salons, 1er étage) - 22, avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris
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