Bae-Gyoon Park, « Special zones and territorialities of East Asian developmental states », 11 mars 2019
(professeur invité de l’EHESS, director of Center for Asian Cities (CAC) at Seoul National University Asia Center)
donnera une conférence intitulée
« Special zones and territorialities of East Asian developmental states »
54 Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris
This lecture aims to provide a conceptual framework to see the special zones in East Asia in relation to the territoriality of the state. In particular, I try to theorize the special zones in relation to the dialectics of the contradictory relations between mobility and fixity inherent in the territoriality of the modern nation state. In addition, it will be suggested to see special zones as an essential part of the spatiality of the East Asian developmental states, given the spatio-temporal contexts of the East Asian capitalist development. On the basis of these theoretical discussions, I will divide the special zones that have been developed in East Asia since the 1960s into 3 different types: 1) special zones in transition economies, 2) developmentalist special zones, 3) neo-liberal special zones.
Bae-Gyoon Park is a Professor of Geography in the College of Education at Seoul National University in Korea, and the director of Center for Asian Cities (CAC) at Seoul National University Asia Center. He will take part of the Visting Professors Program designed by EHESS and is invited by Valérie Gelezeau (Chine, Corée, Japon – CCJ). His recent research focuses on geo-political economies of East Asian border regions and (post) developmental urbanism in East Asia. He is an editor of Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia (Blackwell 2012) and several Korean-written books. He has also published papers in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Critical Sociology, Political Geography, Economic Geographyand Critical Asian Studies.