Crossing the Lines: Korean Women, Christianity, and the Impulse to Claim New Space

Le 22 mars 2017

Hyaeweol Choi
(Australian National University, professeur invité de l’EHESS)

présente une conférence intitulée

« Crossing the Lines: Korean Women, Christianity, and the Impulse to Claim New Space »

de 10h00 à 12h00

à l’Université Paris Diderot (Salle 473C)
5, rue Thomas Mann 75013 Paris.

 

Résumé

Pahk Induk (1896-1980) is one of the most famous and controversial women intellectuals in modern Korea. She was a protégé of her missionary teachers, received higher education in the US, travelled the world twice as a representative of mission organizations, and was eventually labeled as a “collaborator” with the Japanese imperial power during the Asia Pacific War. Using Pahk’s life story as a case in point, I discuss the critical role of the Protestant mission in the gender history of Korea within the broader context of Korean nationalism, Japanese colonialism, and transnationalism in the early twentieth century.


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