Presentations and Invited Talks (selected)

Invited Speaker, "Historical Revisionism and the War Narratives in Modern Japan." Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Annual Symposium, Eastern Illinois University, fall 2013 (scheduled).

Presenter, "Through Children's Eyes: The Narratives of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and the Massacre of Koreans in the Japanese Empire" for Panel From Heavenly Punishment to Colonial Panics: Fractured Responses to the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and Korean Massacres. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 23, 2013 (scheduled).

Invited Speaker, "Sources of Tension in East Asia: History, Territory, and the Legacies of the Cold War." Asian Studies Symposium Economic & Social Challenges in Asia. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, October 24, 2012.

Invited Speaker, "The Enemy Within: Fear, Rumor, and a Genealogy of Futei Senjin (Malcontent Koreans) in the Japanese Empire." Midwest Japan Seminar, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, September 22, 2012.

Presenter and Panel Organizer, "Visual Narratives of the Earthquake and the Massacre of Koreans in Tokyo, 1923." (old title: "Children's Narratives of the Asian-Pacific War in Imperial Japan.") for Panel Visual Narratives of Imagining "Japan": From Medieval to Modern. Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, September 21, 2012.

Invited Speaker, "The Enemy Within: 'Malcontent Koreans' in the Japanese Empire." Korean Lecture Series, Calivn College, Grand Rapids, MI, March 13, 2012.

Guest Speaker, "Legacies of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism in the Studies of Modern East Asia." History Graduate Seminar, Eastern Illinois University, November 17, 2011.

Panelist, "Creative Tensions, Challenging Environments: The Arts & Humanities as Drivers of Interdisciplinary Change." Conference Network for Academic Renewal Arts & Humanities: Toward a Flourishing State?, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Providence, RI, November 4, 2011.

Invited Speaker, "Reflection on Historical Profession in Challenging Higher Education Environment." Professional Development Workshop, Korean Students Association, University of Illinois, October 15, 2011.

Invited Speaker, "Memories of Earthquake, Violence, and Trauma in Modern Japanese History." The Martha A. Mitten Lecture Series Japan's Earthquake Response, Then and Now, Asian Studies International Studies Program, Townson University, Baltimore MD, May 10,2011.

Invited Speaker, "Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Beyond." Asian Studies Colloquium, Eastern Illinois University, IL, April 1, 2011.

Discussant, "Born Again: Evangelicalism in Korea" by Timothy S. Lee (Texas Christian University). Korea Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 25, 2011.

Invited Spaker, "Rising China: Sovereignty, Money, and Ambivalence." Academy of Lifetime Learning, The School of Continuing Education, Eastern Illinois University, December 14, 2010.

Invited Presenter, "Embodying the Enemies Within: A Genealogy of Futei Senjin (Malcontent Koreans) in the Japanese Empire." Symposium Rising Stars of Korean Studies, Korean Studies Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, October 9, 2010.

Invited Presenter, “Modernity, Post-modernity, and Conceptualizing Korean Ethnic Minority Issues in Japan.” Presidential Panel,  The 59th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH,October 1-3, 2010.

Discussant, “Missionary Women and Korean Modernity” by Hyaeweol Choi (Arizona State University). Korea Workshop. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 5, 2010.

Presenter, “Politics of Cartography: Mapping Dokdo/Takeshima between Korea and Japan.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 9, 2010.

Chair and Discussant, Panel, "Social Spaces of War Memories in Japan and Korea."  The 58th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Miami University, Oxford, OH, October 18, 2009.

Discussant, Panel, "Gender and Ethnicities in Korea, Sri Lanka, and the U.S."  The 58th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Miami University, Oxford, OH, October 17, 2009.

Invited Speaker, “The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race under Empire." Critical Studies on Asia Workshop, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, May 15-16, 2009.

Organizer, Symposium Crossing in North Korea with Young Hoon Kim (Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea) and Jin Heon Jung (University of Göttingen, Germany), April 21, 2009.

Invited Speaker, “’Embodying’ Koreans: A Genealogy of Futei Senjin in the Japanese Empire, 1910s-1920s.” Symposium Scientizing Korea: (Post)colonialism, Modernity, and the Cultures of “Enlightenment.  Korean Studies Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 17, 2009.

Presenter, “Incorporating Colonial Korea into General Education Curricula.” In Panel “New Resources for Developing Coursework on Modern Korea.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, IL, March 28, 2009.

Presenter, “Writing Fear, Drawing Trauma: Children’s Narratives of Colonial Pogrom in the Japanese Metropole, 1920s.” The Sixth International Conference on History, The History Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece, December 30, 2008.

Chair, “Aspects of the United States History.” The Sixth International Conference on History, The History Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, December 29, 2008.

Invited Speaker, “Course Syllabus Design.” New Faculty Orientation, Eastern Illinois University, August 20, 2008.  

Discussant, “Voices of the ‘Colonists, Voices of the ‘Immigrants’: ‘Korea’ in Japan’s Early Colonial Travel Narratives and Guides, 1894-1914” by Helen J. S. Lee (Yonsei University). Dimensions of Korea’s Modernity. The First Sangmyung University International Symposium in Korean Studies, Seoul, Korea, June 13, 2008 [in Korean].

Presenter, “Fear, In/visible Bodies, and a Ghostly Matter in the Japanese Empire.” In Panel “(De)Colonizing the Korean Body: The Colonial Politics of Malcontent, Miscegenation, and Muscularity in the Japanese Empire.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Atlanta, GA, April 4, 2008.

Presenter, “Never Perfect: Beauty and Plastic Surgery among Asian and Asian American Women.” Women’s History Month Symposium: Who Owns Women's Bodies? Lessons from History, Eastern Illinois University, March 24, 2008.  

Invited speaker, “Excavating Korean Bodies in Twentieth-Century Japan.” Korea Workshop Gender and Race in Korea. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, November 2, 2007.

Chair and Presenter, “Malcontent Koreans (futei senjin): Colonial Representation of Korean Bodies in the Japanese Empire." In Panel “Body That Matters: History, Memory, and Corporeal Discourse in Twentieth-Century Korea and Japan.” The 56th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, October 19-21, 2007.

Chair and Discussant, Panel “Interracial Relations: Asians in America.” Asian Heritage Month Panel Discussion, Eastern Illinois University, April 12, 2007.

Chair and Discussant, Panel “Phallocentric Asia?: Reading the Modes of Women’s Agency in Asia.” The 55th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 21, 2006.

Invited speaker, “Disaster, Rumor, and Empire Management in Tokyo, 1923.” City and State in Twentieth-Century China and Japan. The Alice Berline Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, October 12-13, 2006.

Invited speaker, “Asia in EIU, EIU in Asia.” EIU Uncovered Lecture Series, University Board, Eastern Illinois University, October 4, 2006.

Invited speaker, “Syllabus and Course Planning Workshop.” The College Teaching Effectiveness Network, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 18, 2006. 

Presenter, “Fear of Violence, Violence of Fear: Vigilantes, Self-Defense, and Colonial Violence in the Japanese Metropole, 1910s-20s.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Francisco, CA, April 6-9, 2006.

Presenter, “Sex Slavery, Feminism, and Colonial Legacies in Twentieth-Century East Asia.” Women’s History Month Symposium: Global Feminism, Eastern Illinois University, March 8, 2006.

Invited speaker, “Colonialism in East Asia.” East Asia Graduate Certificate Program Interdisciplinary Seminar. Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 30, 2006.

Presenter, “Narratives of Fear, Rumor, and Massacre in the Archives of the Japanese Empire.” Comparing Colonialisms Workshop Symposium The Thing Speaks for Itself: Articulating Evidence and Discourse in Colonial Studies. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 17-18, 2005.