• Inbjudan till internationell konferens

    Invitation to a conference on May 23-24, 2019

    Korean studies at Stockholm University cordially invites you to an international conference dedicated to the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relationships between the Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

    The conference will address various issues of Swedish-Korean relations, such as the history and current status of diplomatic relations, institutional contacts as well as cultural exchanges between the two countries.

    Supporters of the conference are Stockholm University, the Embassy of the ROK in the Kingdom of Sweden and the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) in Brussels. 

    Venue: Stockholm University, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Kräftriket 4A, aulan.

    Time: May 23 (Thursday), 13:00-18:00

    May 24 (Friday), 9:00-17:00 >May 24 (Friday)


    May 23 (Thursday)

    13:00-13:15 Welcoming speeches

    13:15-15:00 Institutional contacts/Research on political issues

    Gabriel Jonsson (Stockholm University): An outline of Sweden-Republic of Korea relations

    Björn Jerdén (The Swedish Institute of International Affairs): The Swedish Institute of International Affairs’ (UI) work on the Republic of Korea

    Lee Sang-soo (ISDP; Stockholm Korea Center): The ISDP’s activities related to Korea

    Mats Engman (ISDP; Swedish delegation to the NNSC): Military co-operation between Sweden and South Korea

    15:00-15:30 Coffee break

    15:30-16:30 Institutional contacts/Research on economic issues

    Marie Söderberg (Stockholm School of Economics): Japan as a reference point for studying Korea and Korean-Swedish Relations

    Song Ji-Won (Stockholm School of Economics): Close encounters of a new kind: Gender equality practice adoption activities of Korean MNE (multinational enterprises) subsidiaries in Sweden

    16:30-16:45 Coffee break

    16:45-17:45 Korean Studies and Korean culture

    Lars Vargö (ISDP): ”Korea – en civilisation i kläm” (Stockholm: Carlssons, 2019)

    Sonja Häussler (Stockholm University): Diversification of Korean studies at Stockholm University: From linguistics to cultural and social studies

    18:00-20:00 Dinner

    May 24 (Friday)

    09:00-10:00 Korean Cultural Industries I

    Jimmyn Parc (Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po Paris): The divergent paths of Digital Music Service Providers: A Comparative Case Study of Spotify and MelOn         

    Patrick Messerlin (Sciences Po Paris): Co-productions and Film “quality”: A First Appraisal

    10:00-10:15 Coffee break

    10:15-11:45 Korean Cultural Industries II

    Hwy-Chang Moon (SNU, Seoul) and Wenyan Yin (Seoul School of Integrated Science and Technology): Fostering the Film Industry through International Co-production: Seeking Opportunities between South Korea and Sweden

    Nissim Otmazgin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): State of the Art? New Cultural Production and Cultural Policy in Korea and Japan

    Kyuchan Kim (Korea Culture and Tourism Institute) and Yeon W. Lee (Seoul School of Integrated Science and Technology): Exploring the Successful Global Strategies of ABBA and BTS: A Case Study Approach 

    11:45-13:00 Lunch

    13:00-14:20 Historical relations

    Anders Karlsson (SOAS, London): Sven Hedin’s visit to Korea in 1908 and his audience with Emperor Sunjong”

    Lee Hyo-jin (University of Heidelberg): In the beginning of Korean-Swedish relations: Choi Yeongsuk and Gustaf VI Adolf

    14:20-14:35 Coffee break

    14:35-16:00 Language teaching and research

    Hyeon-Sook Park (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies): The history of Swedish language teaching and research at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)

    Ekaterina Malik (Stockholm University): A study of strategies for teaching compliments and compliment responses to Swedish learners of Korean

    Erika Porander (Stockholm University): Translation of Korean literature into Swedish: Han Kang’s Vegetarian

    16:00-16:15 Coffee break

    16:15-17:00 Digitalisation and Education

    Isabelle Leemann (National Museums of World Culture, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities): The Korea Database Project: A case study in Accessibility through Digitalisation

    Björn Boman (Stockholm): Educational Achievements in the Republic of Korea and Sweden: Worth to narrow the gap?

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