Conférence : « Historicizing the Korean Divide: Structure, Identities and Norms », 24 novembre 2014
Conférence du Dr. Key-young Son (Asiatic Research Institute Korea University) dans le cadre du séminaire de l’EFEO sur le thème
« Historicizing the Korean Divide: Structure, Identities and Norms »
le lundi 24 novembre 2014 (11h-12h30)
Maison de l’Asie
22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, salon du 1er étage
« We often approach the Korean divide as a historical event which started with Korea’s liberation from Japan in 1945 and lasted during the past 70 years. Simplistic and static, this vision aims to explain the entirety of the question of the Korean divide mainly from the perspectives of superpower politics. In contrast, this lecture introduces more nuanced and sophisticated perspectives to illustrate the various forces which had affected the Korean divide and rapprochement. In this way, this lecture seeks to provide a yardstick in looking at a multitude of problems arising from the Korean divide, including North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions ».