This is a video introducing "Ombre du vide", a volume of poems by Park Ynhui that I translated from Korean to French last year and published by Atelier des Cahiers.
Présentation de l’ouvrage “De-bordering Korea”
Le 7 juin 2013, dans le cadre du Séminaire pluridisciplinaire du CRC
la présentation de l’ouvrage : “De-bordering Korea : Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy ” (Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster et Alain Delissen (dir.), Routledge, 2013) aura lieu en présence des auteurs avec les
Discutants : Hong Sik Cho (Université Soongsil) et Juliet Fall (Université de Genève).
Le débat sera animé par François Bougon, rédacteur en chef adjoint au journal Le Monde.
La séance sera organisée par le Centre Corée de l’EHESS,
en partenariat avec l’AFPEC et le Réseau des études sur la Corée (Paris Diderot-EHESS-Inalco)
à 16h30 au Grand Salon,
Maison de l’Asie, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16e.
A new book as a collective result of the project "North/South Interfaces" launched by Valérie Gelézeau in 2008. Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen de Coester, Alain Delissen.
I am the author of chapter 10.
Avalaible on Amazon, etc. Click here for more info.
Part I: Places 1. Life on the Lines: People and Places on the Korean Border, Valérie Gelézeau 2. Crossing the Border: South Korean Tourism to Mount Kŭmgang, Christian J. Park 3. Heritage Management in the Kaesŏng Special Economic Zone, Élisabeth Chabanol 4. Swinging Borders: the Sino-Korean Border During the Sunshine Policy, Sébastien Colin
Part II: People 5. North Korean Defector Activism and South Korean Politics, Danielle Chubb 6. The Hard Life of North Korean Migrants in South Korean Society, Éric Bidet 7. Confronting Korean Identities in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan, Eunsil Yim
Part III: Representations 8. Facts or Acts? Korean News Agencies Reporting on Inter-Korean Relations, Perrine Fruchart-Ramond 9. South Korea’s Encounter with North Korean Art: Between Barbershop Painting and True Art, Koen De Ceuster 10. Sleeping with the (Northern) Enemy: South Korean Cinema and the Autistic Interface, Benjamin Joinau 11. The End of Romanticism? Teaching the ‘Other’ Korea in the Sunshine Era, Alain Delissen Postscript: Debordering, Rebordering, Unbordering, Charles K. Armstrong
As tensions rise once again on the Korean peninsula, this book looks back on the decade of improved inter-Korean relations and engagement between 1998 and 2008, now known as the ‘Sunshine Policy’ era. Moving beyond traditional economic and political perspectives, it explores how this decade of intensified cooperation both affected and reshaped existing physical, social and mental boundaries between the two Koreas, and how this ‘de-bordering’ and ‘re-bordering’ has changed the respective attitudes towards the other.
Based around three key themes, ‘Space’, ‘People’, and ‘Representations’, this book looks at the tangible and intangible areas of contact created by North-South engagement during the years of the Sunshine Policy. ‘Space’ focuses on the border regions and discusses how the border reflects the dynamics of multiple types of exchanges and connections between the two Koreas, as well as the new territorial structures these have created. ‘People’ addresses issues in human interactions and social organizations, looking at North Korean defectors in the South, shifting patterns of North-South competition in the ‘Korean’ diaspora of post-Soviet Central Asia, and the actual and physical presence of the Other in various social settings. Finally, ‘Representations’ analyses the image of the other Korea as it is produced, circulated, altered/falsified and received (or not) on either side of the Korean border.
The contributors to this volume draw on a broad spectrum of disciplines ranging from geography, anthropology and archaeology, to media studies, history and sociology, in order to show how the division between North and South Korea functions as an essential matrix for geographical, social and psychological structures on both sides of the border. As such, this book will appeal to students and scholars from numerous fields of study, including Korean studies, Korean culture and society, and international relations more broadly.
Atelier des Cahiers published my translation of Park Ynhui's poems "Ombre du vide" (Shadow of the Void). The book is now available in French bookstores, in on-line shops like Amazon, and on our Web Site : www.atelierdescahiers.com.
Click here for more info about the book.
I have commited the chapters about:
- The Foreword
- The Country Today :
- the Society
- the Population
- the Education
- the Economy
- Religions and Schools of Thought
- Taekwondo and other sports
- Seoul: history, monuments, restaurants, practical information, etc. (with Pierre Ory).
Texts - Articles - Books - Presentations - Lectures - etc.