Korean Independence Movement and Europe: Comparing “small and weak” nations independence movements after the First World War

Korean Independence Movement and Europe: Comparing “small and weak” nations independence movements after the First World War

June 26-27, 2019 in Paris

This workshop aims to share and exchange perspectives between East Asian and European scholars about the “small and weak” nations issue and the Korean independence movement in Europe at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference.

First, we intend to focus on the Korean Independence movement in Europe with subjects such as:
(1) the circumstances and process of sending delegates to the Paris Peace Conference, (2) the Korean Paris delegation and the activities of Hwang Ki-Whan, (3) the Association of Koreans in France and the role of Hong Che-Ha, (4) the French people who have supported the Korean independence movement, and (5) the English people who helped the Korean independence movement, etc..

Secondly, we would like to deal with comparisons with other non-Korean nations cases:
(1) the “small and weak” nations in the Paris peace Conference, (2) the Asian solidarity between Koreans, Chinese and Vietnamese, (3) the Estonian independence movement and Korea, and (4) the Irish independence movement and Korea, and (5) the other European independence movements.

We wish to invite several scholars from Korea, France and other European countries to attend the conference as specialist of the field and to present a paper.

The application deadline is March 25, 2019.

If you are interested in presenting a paper during this workshop, please send us an abstract of about 300 words with additional bibliography references in English, Korean or French.
If you would like to participate as a specialist in one of the two round-tables about “the archives and the potentiality to discover new documents related to the Korean independence movement in Europe” or “Comparing the Korean independence movement and other independence movements”, please contact us.

Contact : marie-orange.rive-lasan@univ-paris-diderot.fr
 

A scientific committee will select 15 presenters and 5 discussants by the end of March, 2019.

Selected presenters can be provided with travel expenses and accommodation for two nights (25th and 26th June, 1919), as well as with two lunches and one diner.

Selected presenters should send a full paper in English, Korean or French until May 31st.

Organizers of this workshop:

Marie-Orange RIVE-LASAN, MCF, Paris Diderot University, The Centre for Korean studies of the UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon (CCJ)
CHANG Seok-Heung, Pr., Kookmin University, Korea
LEE Jang-Kyu, PhD student, Paris Diderot University, The Centre for Korean studies of the UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon
Dr. Laurent QUISEFIT, Researcher, The Centre for Korean studies of the UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon

Sponsors of the workshop:

The Academy of Korean Studies
The Republic of Korea Embassy in France
UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon (CCJ) ; UFR LCAO, Paris Diderot University

LIBERTAS, French-Korean Association for the study of independence movements
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