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A Modern Buddhist and Colonial Monument: Manufacturing the Great Head Temple T’aegosa in 1938 Downtown Seoul

Conférence - Vendredi 19 mai 2017 - 10:00Dans le cadre du séminaire pluridisciplinaire d’études coréennes, Hwansoo Kim (Duke University, professeur invité de l’EHESS) présente une conférence intitulée "A Modern Buddhist and Colonial Monument: Manufacturing the Great Head Temple T’aegosa in 1938 Downtown Seoul".This talk examines the tumultuous process leading up to the completion of the T’aegosa temple and how its construction encapsulated the decades-long endeavor of Korean Buddhist reformers to centralize, unify, and governmentalize Korean Buddhism. In this talk, I trace the history of Korean Buddhists’ struggles to reach this goal and analyze the complex internal and external factors that culminated in the temple’s construction, with its unveiling in 1938 closely followed by the establishment of the unified order of Korean Buddhism, Chogyejong, in 1941. I also analyze the historical debates among Buddhist leaders on how to articulate the institutional role of the temple, how to manufacture the symbolic significance of the building for Korean Buddhism, and how to relate the temple to the colonial government’s policy. I would ultimately like this talk to illuminate the ways in which, despite its colonial space, this architecture came to manifest a locus of Korean Buddhist modern, traditional, and national identity.

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Competing Transnational Buddhisms: Yu Guanbin’s Contribution to Taixu’s Buddha-ization Movement in 1920–30s Shanghai

Conférence - Vendredi 12 mai 2017 - 10:00Dans le cadre du séminaire pluridisciplinaire d’études coréennes, Hwansoo Kim (Duke University, professeur invité de l’EHESS) présente une conférence intitulée "Competing Transnational Buddhisms: Yu Guanbin’s Contribution to Taixu’s Buddha-ization Movement in 1920–30s Shanghai".This talk concerns the work of the prominent Korean lay-Buddhist and entrepreneur Yu Guanbin (1891–1933) in Shanghai during the mid-1920s and early-1930s. Yu collaborated with the Chinese Buddhist reformer Taixu (1890–1947) in order to promote a transnational Buddhist discourse called “The Buddha-ization Movement” (fohua yundong). Yu also acted as a bridge between Korean and Chinese Buddhism by undertaking the project of rebuilding an 11th-century Korean temple, Koryŏsa, in Hangzhou. In this talk, I examine how, due to the intersections and conflicts between national/transnational and religious/political visions, Yu’s engagement in these projects was a distinctive case of modern East Asian Buddhism.

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Building a Buddhist Empire: The Reprinting and Distribution of the Koryŏ Canon in and beyond Colonial Korea (1910-1945)

Conférence - Jeudi 11 mai 2017 - 14:00Dans le cadre de séminaire pluridisciplinaire d’études coréennes, Hwansoo Kim (Duke University, professeur invité de l’EHESS) présente une conférence intitulée " Building a Buddhist Empire: The Reprinting and Distribution of the Koryŏ Canon in and beyond Colonial Korea (1910-1945) ".In this talk, I will discuss the powerful political, religious, and diplomatic symbolism historically embodied by the material form of Buddhist Canons—like the Koryŏ Canon. The power of the Koryŏ Canon as an object is not unique to Canons generally nor to the modern period. I argue that the Canon’s powerful symbolism did not fade but rather intensified in the modern period. To understand the power of the Canon in the modern period, I will look at it through a transnational lens, examining its influence in both religious and ostensibly secular contexts. Reprints of the Koryŏ Canon, for example, were on permanent exhibit in museums for public viewing, and with the rise of Orientalist scholarship on Buddhism also gained prominence as objects of scholarly research. These more secular aspects of the colonial-era valorization of the Koryŏ Canon can best be seen in the two printing projects the colonial government implemented in 1915 and 1937, and in their effect on the understanding of the nature of the Canon. I will demonstrate that these projects, sponsored in response to the colonizing, nationalizing, and globalizing discourses on the Canon, further attest to the persistent importance of religion - manifested in a material form - for modernity, nationalism, and imperialism.

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Fonds Marcel Giuglaris

Focus sur une collection -Le Centre de recherche sur la Corée (CRC) a reçu en octobre 2012 un riche fonds documentaire rassemblé par Marcel Giuglaris (1922-2010), journaliste et correspondant de guerre en Asie orientale, qui a couvert l’actualité de cette région pendant près de quarante ans. Son (...)(...)

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Genre et nations partitionnées

Colloque - Jeudi 14 décembre 2017 - 09:15Les colloque international "Genre et nations partitionnées" est organisé par Anne Castaing (CNRS/CEIAS) et Benjamin Joinau (Hongik University/CRC)La « communauté imaginée » qu’est la nation mobilise les symboles les plus archétypaux pour se représenter da (...)(...)

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Approches trans-disciplinaires de la ville et de l'architecture, regards croisés franco-coréens

Colloque - Mardi 10 octobre 2017 - 09:00L'atelier "Approches trans-disciplinaires de la ville et de l'architecture, regards croisés franco-coréens" se déroulera le 10 octobre 2017 dans le cadre du projet CREAK (Pour une approche alternative et engagée des villes nord-coréennes), un projet collab (...)(...)

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