Hyung Il Pai Memorial Lecture 2024: Heonik Kwon, “Exhuming the Korean War,” 2/13, 4pm

Please join us for the 2024 Hyung Il Pai Memorial Lecture, by Dr. Heonik Kwon of Cambridge University, titled, “Exhuming the Korean War.”

Date: Tuesday, February 13
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Interactive Learning Pavilion (ILP) 2101

Since the end of the Cold War, the remains of the Korean War dead, both civilian and non-civilian, have been brought out of the ground in large numbers. What do these exhumed remains tell us about the reality of the 1950-1953 war and the changing geopolitics of our time?

Professor Heonik Kwon is a Senior Research Fellow in Social Science and Distinguished Research Professor of Social Anthropology at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy in the fields of Anthropology, Asian Studies and Modern History. Author of prizewinning books on the Vietnam War social history and on Asia’s postcolonial Cold War experience (The Other Cold War, 2010), Professor Kwon’s other publications include North Korea: Beyond Charismatic Politics (2012), After the Korean War: An Intimate History (Cambridge, 2020), and Spirit Power: Politics and Religion in Korea’s American Century (2022).