The North Korean Diaspora: Art and Politics

April 17, 2019 - April 18, 2019
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies

The North Korean diaspora living in South Korea, China, Europe, and elsewhere number close to half a million. Moving beyond the identities of refugees and defectors, this conference explores the culture and politics of this diaspora through activism and art. What is the ethnographic history of the North Korean diaspora? What is the terrain of activism by and for the North Korean people? Are political positions important in art? Is there a proclivity for conservative politics in North Korean diasporic communities?

In addition, Song Byeok's art exhibit--"The Iconoclast: Art of Song Byeok"-- takes place at the Center for Korean Studies on 4/17 and 4/18, 9am to 5pm.

Event Sponsor
Center for Korean Studies, Mānoa Campus

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Harrison Kim, (573) 777-0844,

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