CFP: Gender and Politics in Contemporary Korea

Jennifer Jihye Chun and I are co-editing a special issue for Journal of Korean Studies on the topic of Gender and Politics in Contemporary Korea. Deadline is August 1, 2013. Taking as a starting point that gender operates as a fundamental organizing principle in various arenas of social, political, economic, religious, and cultural life, this special issue invites cross-disciplinary approaches from scholars working at the intersection of Korean studies, feminist studies and the social sciences. … more

Dissertation Review: Understanding Korean/American Evangelism

In this 2009 dissertation for the department of geography at UC Berkeley, Ju Hui Judy Han asks what lies behind the many world evangelical missions undertaken by Koreans and Korean-Americans: What motivates the participants? What enables the mobilization of so much human effort? What beliefs underlie the enthusiasm for evangelical work abroad? And, finally, what understandings and effects are produced through the experience of mission? In exploring these questions, Han draws on theory, primary textual sources, and a multi-sited ethnography of missionary projects.… more