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It’s been a while, I know. Sorry. Please rest assured many posts are coming soon, and many more ideas are being worked on.
However, time and tide wait for no (wo)man. Nor, indeed, do the registration periods for Zoom lectures care much for what bloggers have got going on in their lives.
So, while of course I can’t post about every interesting-sounding Zoom lecture and webinar out there, I will always try to at least let you know about the ones I’m personally attending.
If you are able to make it to any of them, that’s just great, I hope you enjoy them, and please feel free to say hi in the private chat any time!
(But please do register soon!)
First up, at 9am Friday 11 November Korean time:
As described at the Stanford website (register):
In this talk, Hyunjoon Park will give a brief overview of how Korean families have changed over the last three decades in various family behaviors. Although the trends of falling marriage rates and rising divorce rates, along with the increase in the population living alone, are well known, less known is divergence in those family behaviors between the more and less educated. Tracing family changes differently for those at higher and lower ends of the educational hierarchy highlights growing educational differentials in family life. Compared to their college-educated counterparts, it is increasingly difficult for those without a college degree to form and maintain a family in Korea, making the Korean family a ‘luxury good.’
Next, literally as soon as that finishes, at 10am Friday 11 November Korean time:
As per the Facebook page of the SNU International Center of Korean Studies (register):
The International Center for Korean Studies of the Kyujanggak Institute is hosting a Book Talk series, introducing Dal Yong Jin’s Transnational Korean Cinema: Cultural Politics, Film Genres, and Digital Technologies.
Title: Transnational Korean Cinema: Cultural Politics, Film Genres, and Digital Technologies
Date: November 11 (Friday) 10:00 – 12:00 (Seoul)
Author: Dal Yong Jin (Simon Fraser University)
Moderator: Seok-kyeong Hong (Seoul National University)
Discussants: Jihoon Kim (Chung-Ang University), Chung-kang Kim (Hanyang University)
The event will be held online via Zoom. The link for Zoom meeting will be sent a day before the event after your registration is confirmed.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. 02-880-9378) for more information.
Finally, at 10am Thursday 17 November Korean time:
Spurred by this review at The Japan Times, I read the book last December and thoroughly enjoyed it, rating it 5 out of 5. So please do be warned that if you click that link, you’ll doubtless end up ordering a copy too ;)
As for the webinar, USCDornsife explains (register):
Gabriele Koch is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Gabriele is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on the social meanings and consequences of care in contemporary Japan. Her first book, Healing Labor: Japanese Sex Work in the Gendered Economy (Stanford University Press, 2020), explores the relationship between how adult Japanese women working in Tokyo’s sex industry think about what sex is and the political-economic roles and possibilities that they imagine for themselves. The book examines how Japanese sex workers regard their services as a form of socially necessary care and highlights the gendered interdependencies and inequalities that shape women’s work in the Japanese economy more generally.
See you there!
If you reside in South Korea, you can donate via wire transfer: Turnbull James Edward (Kookmin Bank/국민은행, 563401-01-214324)