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Korean and Vietnam in the 20th Century

Korea and Vietnam
Friday, November 6, 2015 to Saturday, November 7, 2015
Thomson Hall 317
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 6-7, 2015
9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Thomson Hall 317
Both bordering on China and highly influenced by Chinese civilization, Korea and Vietnam have gone through the twentieth centuries looking over their shoulders at each other, often identifying with the vicissitudes of each other’s history. Early 20th century Koreans saw France’s take-over of Vietnam as a warning, while the history of division and war after 1945 offers parallels and differences.  The conference will be open to the public. Paper presenters come from the US, South Korea, and Vietnam. The conference will focus on four subjects:
  • Intellectual interaction between Korea and Vietnam, and mirroring narrative in which Vietnamese or Koreans see themselves in the other
  • Empire and belonging
  • History, legitimacy, and north/south splits
  • Interactions and influence of the US on Korea and Vietnam
Presenters and Discussants:
Clark Sorensen (University of Washington), Judith Henchy (University of Waxshington), Hazel Hahn (Seattle University), Joshua Van Lieu (LaGrange College), Chi P. Pham (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences), John P. DiMoia (National University of Singapore), Balazs Szalontai (Korea University), Phan Thi Thu Hien (Vietnam National University), Michele Thompson (Southern Connecticut State University)

 Korea and Vietnam in the 20th Century Flyer (PDF)