Events

The Ghosts of Jeju | Film Screening with Danny Kim
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 4:20pm
The Ghosts of Jeju | Film Screening with Danny Kim

 

SUN • JAN 14 • 3pm
FREE Admission + Popcorn




Introduction and Q&A 
with Professor Danny Kim

theghostsofjeju.net
documentary | 80 min
by Regis Tremblay - 2013




Jeju Island, which lies off the southwestern coast of the Korean Peninsula is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, and its scenic beauty has made it a perennial hotspot for South Koreans and international tourists alike, from honeymooners to students on school trips. Yet beneath the natural wonders of the island lies a history of both trauma and resilience, as the island was caught in between the American military presence and anti-communist forces in the lead up to the Korean War. This film explores the ghosts of the island and the determined nonviolent civil resistance by the people of Gangjeong Village.
 

Danny Kim is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Portland State, specializing in Korean history. Drawing from two years as a visiting researcher at Seoul National University and Waseda University, his work focuses on Korean intellectuals who traveled to Japan for higher education during Japan’s colonization of Korea (1910-1945). A new addition to PSU in 2017, his teaching areas for the 2017-2018 academic year include a transnational history of Korea through diaspora, a “long history” of the northern half of the Korean peninsula, and the history and debates over the Comfort Women issue.

 

5th Avenue Cinema
510 SW Hall Street
Portland OR 97201


CONTACT:
503.725.3551
Judy Miner | jminer@pdx.edu 
Dr. Danny Kim | ddk@pdx.edu