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FREE SCHOOL : "Sexuality and Public Politics" Hyun Mee Kim

WHEN : February 7, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
WHERE : UHMānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies

Sexuality has recently emerged as a major issue in public politics in South Korea. This presentation WH, professor of cultural anthropology at Yonsei University, will examine South Korea's #MeToo movement in the context of the failure of the “state feminism” of the persistently conservative regime and the moral failure of the progressive wing over the years as seen in former Governor Ahn Hee-jung’s sexual violence case.

Prof. Kim's lecture, titled "Sexuality and Public Politics: Temporal Contingency of the #MeToo Movement in Contemporary South Korea," is the tenth in the Center for Korean Studies' annual Forum on Critical Issues in Korean Studies.