In Search of Korean Liberation in China 2 November, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am
For colonial Koreans during the period of Japanese rule (1910-1945), China represented a third space to seek liberation from colonization. Many Koreans traveled to Shanghai and Beijing, networking with other like minded activists for their cause. The most emblematic example was the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, a government-in-exile first established in Shanghai in 1919 to which the current South Korean government traces its origins. Yet political liberation from Japanese colonial rule was not the only type of goal that brought activists to China - other Koreans flocked to China in search of various freedoms.Please join us as Professor Danny Kim covers three types of liberation that activists sought --political liberation, anarchist liberation, and women’s liberation — and how these have shaped both Korea and China to this day.
About the speaker: Danny Kim is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Portland State University, specializing in Korean history. Fluent in Korean and Japanese, he has published several translations in both languages for Yale University and Slavica Press (Indiana University) and he is currently writing a manuscript on the largest women’s rights organization during the period of Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945) which draws from his work as a researcher at Seoul National University and Waseda University.
Our educational program series has been developed in collaboration with PSU’s Institute for Asian Studies, and is free and open to the public. First Saturday PDX current full season schedule and descriptions available HERE.