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Nordic Korean Studies Days 2021: New online course

The Nordic Korean Studies Days aim at bringing together students with an interest in Korea and teaching faculty of the Nordic universities.

The 2021 NKSD are hosted by the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku and organized as an online course (5 ECTS).

The Nordic Korean Studies Days (NKSD) are co-organized by the universities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm and Turku. It is an intensive Korean Studies course covering different disciplines such as history, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology and political science.

In 2019, the NKSD were successfully held at the University of Copenhagen.

The 2021 Nordic Korean Studies Day are hosted by the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku and organized as an online course (5 ECTS).

Course dates: 8 Feb - 3 May 2021, Mondays 9:30-11hrs (EET)

Venue: via ZOOM

Topics covered: Unpacking “Making and Remaking Silla Origins” (McBride 2020); 'New Women' and Socio-Political Radicalism in Colonial-Age Korea; Single mothers in South Korean literature and film; Foreign characters in North Korean fiction; Socio-cultural movements, moments and monuments in South Korea (1950-1980s); The self-employed in South Korea; Human rights in South and North Korea; South Korea’s global Saemaǔl Undong Programme etc.

Teachers: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Tikhonov (University of Oslo), Prof. Dr. Sonja Häussler (Stockholm University), Dr. Gabriel Jonsson (Stockholm University), Dr. Barbara Wall (University of Copenhagen), Dr. Andrew Logie (University of Helsinki), Dr. Antti Leppänen (University of Turku) and Dr. Sabine Burghart (CEAS, University of Turku).

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Nordic Korean Studies Days 2021 hosted by Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku

NKSD 2019

The 2019 NKSD that were hosted by the University of Copenhagen covered various topics including pseudo historiography and “history wars”, the communist movement in colonial Korea, folklore studies in North Korea, transmedia ghost story telling, inter-Korean relations, South Korea’s foreign aid and family in South Korea.

Teachers: Sonja Häussler (Professor, Stockholm), Vladimir Tikhonov (Professor, Oslo), Gabriel Jonsson (Senior Lecturer, Stockholm), Andrew Logie (Assistant Professor, Helsinki), Barbara Wall (Assistant Professor, Copenhagen), Antti Leppänen (Researcher, Turku), and Sabine Burghart (University Lecturer, Turku).

Main sponsor of the 2019 NKSD: The Korea Foundation