Columbia University Center for Korean Research Regional Seminar
“A Limited Peace: The Korean War Armistice after Sixty Years”
Co-sponsored by APEC Study Center and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
May 3, 2013
403 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdan Avenue
New York, NY 10027
9:30 – 10:15: Light breakfast
10:15 – 10:30: Introductory Remarks: Charles Armstrong, Director, CKR
10:30 – 12:30: Session I: The Geopolitics of Korean Division
Keynote Address: Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago: "Holding the Peace Since the Korean War? the Armistice at 60"
Avram Agov, Harvard University: “North Korea’s Alliances and the Unfinished War”
Charles Armstrong, Columbia: “A Road Not Taken: Sino-US Rapprochement and the Failure of Cross-Recognition”
Discussant: Andrew Nathan, Columbia University
12:30 – 1:45: Lunch (for panelists only)
1:45 – 2:45: Film: Pimujang chidae (The DMZ). Pak Sang-ho, 1965
2:45 – 4:15 Session II: The DMZ in Culture and Memory
Suk-Young Kim, UC-Santa Barbara: "Tourism along the Korean DMZ: Trails of Trauma and Leisure in Imjingak Peace Park"
Susie Kim, University of Virginia: “Korea Beyond and Within the Armistice: Division and the Multiplicities of Time in Postwar Literature and Cinema”
Discussant: Theodore Hughes, Columbia University
4:15 – 4:45: Concluding remarks: Marilyn Young, New York University
When & Where
The Center for Korean Research
The CKR was established within the Weatherhead East Asian Institute in 1988 to promote Korean studies at Columbia University. The CKR hosts annual research conferences on Korea-specific topics of major theoretical and practical significance. In addition to its own independent projects, the Center has worked incooperation with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute as a whole, the Columbia Business School, the Columbia Law School, and other institutions at Columbia and in the New York City area to sponsor research seminars, talks, workshops, and conferences on Korea-related topics.