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A Buddhist Christmas: The Buddha’s Birthday Festival in Colonial Korea

Conférence - Vendredi 05 mai 2017 - 14:00Dans le cadre du séminaire pluridisciplinaire d’études coréennes, Hwansoo Kim (Duke University, professeur invité de l’EHESS) présente une conférence intitulée « A Buddhist Christmas: The Buddha’s Birthday Festival in Colonial Korea ».This talk examines the dynamic aspects of the Buddha’s Birthday festival as it was celebrated from 1928 to 1945 in colonial Korea. A joint Japanese and Korean Buddhist event sponsored by the state, it became the signature religious and state festival. Although much politicized, the festival was also a culmination of Buddhist efforts in Asia to respond to modernity, nationalism, colonialism, and Christian missions. Paralleling the reinvention of Christmas in the modern period, Buddhists reconfigured the Buddha’s birthday as a symbol of their religious identity and power. The Buddha’s Birthday festival should be understood in the context of increasing contact and exchange among Buddhists in the East and the West. The festival’s prominence was the result of complex negotiation and collaboration between Korean and Japanese Buddhists who both hoped the festival would advance their overlapping visions of Buddhism. The festival was not so much an imposition of the colonizer on a native culture as it was a dynamic, creative feature of modern Korean Buddhism in the colonial context.

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Desires in Colonial Memories: Kisaeng, Assassin and New Woman

Conférence - Vendredi 24 mars 2017 - 14:00Dans 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.

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The Experience of « House » and « Home » in Colonial Korea

Conférence - Vendredi 24 mars 2017 - 10:00Dans le cadre du séminaire pluridisciplinaire d’études coréennes, Hyaeweol Choi (Australian National University, professeur invité de l’EHESS, présente une conférence.In this presentation I trace the evolution of the idea and image of the “modern home” in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Korea with central focus on the role of the transpacific network. It focuses on the role that American Protestant missionaries, enlightenment-oriented social reformers and foreign-educated intellectuals played in fashioning the ideal home, which came to be reflected in images associated with the “missionary home,” the “home, sweet home” and “a doll’s house.”

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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 (...)(...)

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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 Movemen (...)(...)

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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 Col (...)(...)

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