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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
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Center for East Asian Studies
Korean Studies Program, Shorenstein APARC
The William J. Perry Professorship Fund