First Saturday PDX: In Search of Korean Liberation in China
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 9:30am to Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:30am

In Search of Korean Liberation in China

DATE: November 2nd, 2019          
TIME: ​9:30 am - 11:00 am

LOCATION: PSU ASRC Rm 230 (1800 SW 6th Ave)

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.


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Portland State University, Academic & Student Recreation Ctr (ASRC),  Room 230
1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland OR 97201

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