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Making Korea Great Again? Korean Pseudohistory and Why It Matters
November 29, 2018 - 12:15-13:15
Andrew Logie is assistant professor of Korean Studies at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include ethnic history, state formation discourses, and popular and pseudo history pertaining to northern East Asia. A graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki with a postdoctoral period spent at Leiden University. He is currently researching the intersectionality of Korean new religions and pseudohistory. He is separately developing the project “Strange Korean Parallels” that aims to situate Korean history in global and comparative contexts. He is also interested in the history of popular Korean 20th century music, and has an obsession with the voice and songs of Kim Chŏngho.