Cultural Geography of the Hallyu: Mapping the World through Korean Popular Culture
The Department of East Asian Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The World Association of Hallyu Studies (WAHS) is hosting the second international conference on Hallyu, focusing on the ways in which Korean popular culture produces a new geopolitical knowledge about Korea and map out social and cultural lives of audience inside and outside Korea.
Visual media plays a significant role in mediating the knowledge of place, space, distance, and scale; and produces meanings of individual and national identity, nationhood, and the worlds imaginary map. The conference, the cultural geography of Hallyu, is an attempt to examine how the mapping of representations and realities of Korea is constructed through Hallyu; how it generates and mediates knowledge about Korean culture and society; and finally how it helps people to imagine their position (both physical and cognitive) in the world vis-a-vis Korea.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hyangjin Lee (Rikkyo University), “The Korean Wave: Culture of Resistance for Global Minorities”
Venue: The Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, israel
Dates: May 13-15, 2014.
Organizing Committee: Dr. Jooyeon Rhee, Dr. Nissim Otmazgin, and Mrs. Irina Lyan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Park Gil-Sung and Prof. Oh Ingyu, Korea University
This conference is made possible thanksto the generous support of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Embassy of Korea in Israel, The Frieberg Center for East Asians Studies, The World Association of Hallyu Studies and the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
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