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The Afterlives of the Korean War

The Afterlives of the Korean War
Multiple locations; see below
Time: Oct 24th, 9:00 am End: Oct 25th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Political Science, History (FAS), East Asian Studies (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Annual symposium of the Centre for the Study of Korea

October 24 and 25, 2014


  • The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs,
  • Bloor Hot Docs Cinema,
  • George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College

Annual Symposium of the Centre for the Study of Korea
The Afterlives of the Korean War

Co-Organized by Centre for the Study of Korea & Dr. David Chu Program in Asian-Pacific Studies, and the Asian Institute, at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Supporter: Korea Foundation.
Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice on July 27, 1953. However, one of the most indelible features of the world’s first Cold War conflict is its unfinished nature. The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), intended to be a temporary cease-fire line at the 38th parallel, is one of the most militarily fortified borders on earth. Continued hostility and mistrust between the two Koreas keep hundreds of thousands of families displaced and separated. And the ebbs and flows of military tension on the Korean peninsula justify on-going social, economic, political, and ecological repression in the name of national security, not only between the North and South but also in many countries around the world. The Afterlives of the Korean War brings together scholars, artists, filmmakers and students to explore the multifaceted ways that unfinished wars are lived, experienced, imagined, and transformed.
To register for the event, visit:
Asian Institute, and Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs; Canadian Studies Program, University College; Cinema Studies Institute; Department of East Asian Studies; Department of Geography and Programme in Planning; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Department of Sociology; International Relations Program, Trinity College; OISE Department of Social Justice Education; UofT Korean Students Association (UTKSA); Bloor Hot Docs Cinema; Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival; York Centre for Asian Research; Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University.

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