Friday, January 21, 2022
9:30 AM

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This conference brings together scholars interested in Korean-Vietnamese in dialogue with one another from across North America, Europe, and Asia in order to develop a framework for meaningful collaboration. It will examine Vietnam and Korea through both a "connected" perspective and comparative lens. A "connected" perspective emphasizes linkages and circulations, namely the flow of ideas, texts, people and objects. A comparative lens hones in on issues of historical process and the convergence or divergence of particular institutions, cultural patterns, or social configurations. 

Sponsored by Academy of Korean Studies (Project: AKS-2020-C-15), James P. Geiss & Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation, UCLA Center for Korean Studies, UCLA Center of Southeast Asian Studies, and the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

Conference Schedule

Friday, January 21, 2022

Session 5: Identities (Part 1)

9:30AM to 10:45AM

Moderated by Young Kyun Oh (Arizona State University)

  • Sinitic speech on the periphery: Annamese Middle Chinese and the question of the Four Commanderies -- John Phan (Columbia University)
  • Female Entertainers of Chosŏn Korea, Forgotten Actors in the Tributary System -- Hyun Suk Park (UCLA)

Session 6: Identities (Part 2)

11AM to 12:15PM

Moderated by Adam Bohnet (King’s University College)

  • From Hoa 華 to Hán 漢: Ming loyalists, cultural categories, and state-formation in early Nguyễn Vietnam -- Dan Nguyen (Columbia University)
  • Woodblock Modernities -- Devin Fitzgerald (UCLA)


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Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA Center for Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, and James P. Geiss & Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation