Korea Studies Group | News and Publications
> York forges closer ties with Korea Foundation (15 July 2011)
> Research by Janice Kim on the history of refugees, defined broadly as those who crossed the thirty-eighth parallel separating North and South Korea, war sufferers, and the internally displaced during the Korean War (1948-1953) has been funded by the the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The title of the project is Between Mountains: Refugee Life during the Korean War, 1948-1953.
> Hong Kal received a Standard Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for Spectacles, Politics and Histories in Korea (2010). The project seeks to understand the changing mode of representations of national identity in contemporary Korea.
> Thomas Klassen, together with Yang Jae-jin are editors of Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea (Oxon: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies), published in January 2010. The book introduces readers to the impact of demographic changes in Korea, particularly the impact of these on work, retirement and pensions.
> Surveying Korean Transnationalism: The Toronto Korean Families Study (20 April 2010)
> Two documentary films screened as part of North Korean Film Day (11 May 2009)
> YCAR symposium looks at the social and military policies of 1940s Japan (22 September 2008)
The following were the publications of YCAR Associates on Korea and Korean Diaspora themes in 2010.2011. Earlier publications can be found in the Publications Archive.
Kal, Hong (In Press). Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism. New York: Routledge.
Kim, Ann H. (2010). “Filial Piety, Financial Independence and Freedom: Explaining the Living Arrangements of Older Korean Immigrants”. In D. Durst and M. MacLean (eds.) Diversity and Aging among Seniors in Canada: Changing Faces and Greying Temples. Calgary: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.
Kim, Ann H. (2010). “The Economic Integration of Koreans in Canada: Self-Employment and Social Integration”. Report prepared in partnership with KCWA Family and Social Services. Toronto: CERIS-The Ontario Metropolis Centre.
Kim, Ann H. and C. Belkhodja (2010). “The Provincial Nominee Program, New Immigrant Destinations and Community Capacity: Korean Immigrant Settlement, Integration and Host Society Reception in New Brunswick: Final Report”. Moncton: New Brunswick Population Growth Secretariat.
Kim, Janice (2010). Book review of Hwasook Nam’s Building Ships, Building A Nation: Korea's Democratic Unionism Under Park Chung He (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009). Journal of Asian Studies 69(2): 623-625.
Kim, Janice (2010). “Living in Flight: Civilian Displacement, Suffering, and Relief during the Korean War, 1945-1953”. Sahak yŏn’gu (The Review of Korean History) 100: 285-329.
Kim, Janice (2008). Book review of Namhee Lee’s The Making of Minjung: Democracy and the Politics of Representation in South Korea (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2007). Journal of Asian Studies 67(4): 1478-1480.
Park, Hyun Ok (2010). “For the Rights of ‘Colonial Returnees’: Korean Chinese, Decolonization and Neoliberal Democracy in South Korea”. In J. Song (ed.), Millennial South Korea: Neoliberalism. New York: Routledge.
Rhee, Jooyeon (2010). Translation (Korean to English) of "What is Literature?" (Munhak iran hao) and "The Value of Literature" (Munhak ǔi kach’i) by Yi Kwangsu in Azalea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii and Cambridge: Harvard University.