CEAS Lecture Series

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An initiative that advances the Center’s mission in fostering dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, this annual public lecture series presents eminent scholars who concentrate on the study of East Asia in a variety of disciplines.

The 2018-19 speakers, with lecture titles and abstracts are below:


Nak-chung Paik
Professor Emeritus of English, Seoul National University, and Co-President Emeritus, Korea Peace Forum
Title: "The Korean Peninsula in Flux: South Korea's 'Candlelight Revolution' and its Impact"
Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122
*Lecture will be followed by a conversation with the Department of History's Bruce Cumings


Dr. Reiko Tomii 
Independent Scholar & Co-Director, PoNJA-GenKon
Title: "Wilderness as Method, Contemporaneity as Method"
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122


Ruth Rogaski (Vanderbilt University)
Associate Professor of History
Title:  TBA
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122


Boduerae Kwon (Korea University)
Professor of Korean Literature
Title:  "Rethinking the March 1st Movement: Korea Around World War I"
Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122


Vyjayanthi Ratnam Selinger (Bowdoin University) 
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
Title: TBA
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122

ALL LECTURES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.