KSI & EASC Graduate Student Symposium

History and International Relations in East Asia                                                                                                 

    

Date: November 17, 2012

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: SOS B40
Please see USC Maps for more information.

Parking: 

Due to an outside event on November 17th, street closures will take place from 6 AM - 11:30 AM.  Please enter through Gate 6 at Vermont and 36th Place and park in Structure A. 
Please visit parking at  USC Parking.  A map can also be found here.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Meals:

Lunch will be provided for guests who arrive early at 11 AM.  The conference will officially start at 12 PM.  There will be a dinner reception at the Ahn House following the conference.

Description:

The USC Korean Studies Institute and the East Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce its first annual graduate student symposium. This symposium will be part of the broader set of annual KSI events—such as the Rising Stars conference and KSI manuscript review—that puts special effort on the cultivation of young scholars and the creation of a culture of mentoring among faculty and graduate students who study Korea and East Asia, both at USC and in the general region.

The symposium aims to professionalize graduate students, nurture their scholarship, and introduce them to Ph.D. students from other universities in Southern California. It will be composed of three panels. Two panels will have graduate students as both presenters and discussants, and a final keynote panel will feature an emerging scholar from Southern California.
This year’s guest panelist will be Loyola Marymount University professor Gene Park who will end with the keynote "The Weakest ‘Strong’ State: Why the Japanese state can't raise enough revenue."

Please RSVP to Linda Kim at lindaeki@usc.edu by Friday, 11/9 if you wish to attend, and indicate if you'll be joining for lunch and dinner.  Any substantive questions regarding the conference can be directed to Scott Wilbur sawilbur@usc.edu.


Schedule

11 am - 12 pm - INFORMAL LUNCH for early-arriving participants in SOS B40
12 pm - WELCOMING REMARKS


12:10 pm - 1:50 pm - HISTORY
Session 1: “Envoys Paying Tribute to the Court: Envisioning the Empire in the Late Choson Court, Korea”
Presenter (12:10 pm - 12:25 pm) - Yoonjung Seo, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Art History, UCLA
Discussant (12:25 pm - 12:35 pm) - Sumi Lee, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA


Session 2: “Leprosy Control as Cold War Project: Public Health and Anti-Communist Rationale in Post-Korean War South Korea”
Presenter (12:35 pm - 12:50 pm) - Jane Kim, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Discussant (12:50 pm - 1 pm) - Young Sun Park, Ph.D. Student, Department of History, USC


Session 3: "The US Economic Hierarchy in Korea: Unwaveringly dominant in the past, indirect and fainting in the present."
Presenter (1 pm - 1:15 pm) - Gloria Koo, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science and International Relations, USC
Discussant (1:15 pm - 1:25 pm) - Eunice Kang, Ph.D. Student, Political Science and International Relations, USC

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm - AUDIENCE Q&A
1:50 pm - 2 pm - BREAK


2 pm - 3:40 pm - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Session 4: “Japan and the Revolution in Military Affairs”
Presenter (2 pm - 2:15 pm) - Tom Le, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, UCI
Discussant (2:15 pm - 2:25 pm) - Jiun Bang, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science and International Relations, USC


Session 5: “Limits of Engagement? The Sunshine Policy and South Korean Public Opinion 1994-2011”
Presenter (2:25 pm - 2:40 pm) - Joonbum Bae, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, UCLA
Discussant (2:40 pm - 2:50 pm) - Jihyun Shin, Ph.D. Student, Political Science and International Relations, USC

Session 6: “Blue, Green or Aquamarine? Taiwan and the Status Quo Preference in Cross-Strait Relations”
Presenter (2:50 pm - 3:05 pm) - Chin-Hao Huang, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science and International Relations, USC
Discussant (3:05 pm - 3:15 pm) - Joshua Eisenman, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, UCLA

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm - AUDIENCE Q&A
3:40 pm - 4 pm - BREAK

4 pm - 5 pm - "The Weakest ‘Strong’ State: Why the Japanese state can't raise enough revenue"
Keynote Address - Gene Park (Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University)
Discussant - Scott Wilbur, Ph.D. Student, Political Science and International Relations, USC

5:30 pm ‒ DINNER at the Ahn House, Korean Studies Institute

 

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