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EA presents: Meera Lee

209 Eggers Hall

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Meera Lee on The Cultural Politics of Memory in Korea

Meera Lee, Assistant Professor of Asian/Asian American Studies, Syracuse University

Korea has experienced enormous trauma in its modern history, most notably during the Japanese occupation and the Korean War.  Koreans use the term han (한) to express memories of this painful past.  Prof. Lee will discuss the influence of this deep emotion on individual and collective politics in contemporary Korean society.

Meera Lee is assistant professor with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University.  A native of Korea, she received her B.A. and Ph.D. from Dankook University in Seoul and an M.A. in American Studies at the University of Oregon.  She teaches and writes about Korean cinema and culture as well as the Asian experience in America.

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Sponsored by East Asia Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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