Korea and Vietnam before the Twentieth Century

January 14th, 15th, 21st, 2022 @ UCLA

The workshop brings together scholars interested in developing a framework for meaningful  collaboration between the Korean and Vietnamese studies fields. It has been quite a journey to get this workshop off the ground amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to support from our sponsors, Academy of Korean Studies (Project: AKS-2020-C-15), James P. Geiss & Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation, UCLA’s Center for Korean Studies, and the Center of Southeast Asian Studies, it is finally happening!

The panel presentations and ensuing discussions from the speakers will take place at UCLA with a ZOOM stream, so it will be possible for non-speakers to participate remotely over ZOOM as well. We welcome your participation; pre-registration is required. Please find the information for registration, as well as the conference schedule on our website: https://korea-vietnam.humspace.ucla.edu/

For panels/schedule: https://korea-vietnam.humspace.ucla.edu/conference-schedule/
For registration:   https://korea-vietnam.humspace.ucla.edu/conference-information/

We are also looking to host a ZOOM-based speaker series that will continue these conversations over the rest of 2022. Also, please consider signing up for the Korea-Vietnam Working Group mailing list for future events.

Korea-Vietnam Working Group Meeting at 2020 AAS

Are you interested in comparing and connecting Korea and Vietnam in your research or teaching? The Korea-Vietnam Working Group (KVG) has been approved as an official AAS (Association of Asian Studies) affiliate group. The group aims to put scholars of both countries in dialogue with one another, while creating a framework for meaningful collaboration across fields. KVG will be hosting its first meeting at the 2020 AAS in Boston.

  • Meeting Venue: Hynes Convention Center
  • Room Assignment: Room 206
  • Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Time: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

To learn more, join us for a meet and greet and a short presentation, with discussion following, by KVG members John Lee and Bradley Camp Davis:

Working Group Meeting Presentation – Environmental Histories of Korea and Vietnam: A Discussion of Teaching and Research 

In the next decade, universities across the world will admit a generation of students for whom climate change has been the primary crisis of their time. Historians can provide the contexts for further comprehension of our histories with nature, with hope that future generations can find better solutions.  Environmental history is, in a sense, an argument about the enduring relevance of long term change for our shared world. Using new work on Korea and Vietnam, we will discuss how environmental history can provide a framework for introductory and more advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. Following a brief presentation, we will open the topic to discussion for both KVG members and other attendees.  

Sponsored Panel:
Coping with Abundance: Categories of Knowledge in Early Modern East Asia

This year, the KVG is also the official sponsor of panel 253, Coping with Abundance: Categories of Knowledge in Early Modern East Asia

  • Organizer: Nathan Vedal, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Chair: Marcia Yonemoto, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Paper Presenters:
    • Young Kyun Oh, Arizona State University
    • Kathelene Baldanza, Pennsylvania State University
    • Nathan Vedal, Washington University, St. Louis
    • Mårten Söderblom Saarela, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

In the future, KVG will continue to select panels to formally sponsor for the AAS。

For more information about KVG, https://www.kvg.network/

To sign up as a member of the KVG,, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrpiBZq-S2TwZt66xNLWOF_-mLJ3Eg4VHLZpqeOOzFob7cnw/viewform?usp=sf_link