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The Remains of Colonial History
Janet Poole, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Debate upon the status of colonial buildings in South Korea today has swirled around the public buildings most symbolic of colonial authority. Yet the most prevalent remaining buildings are much smaller in scale; they are the houses abandoned by or appropriated from Japanese residents upon the defeat in war and a chaotic withdrawal from the colonies. This talk turns to the “enemy house” to ask how the homely figures in the domestication of colonial history.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 4:15 pm — 5:30 pm | RSVP Required