Conférence : « Korean merchants in treaty ports in the late nineteenth century »
Heidelberg History Conference
“Korea in Global History: The Long Nineteenth Century and the Foreign Powers”
19-21 mai 2017
The long nineteenth century has received renewed scholarly attention as a key transformative period in global history for its accelerated engagement between Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Within this grander world narrative of the nineteenth century the role of Korea still appears to be undervalued, if it is considered at all. The aim of this conference is to bridge the gap between scholars of East Asian history and Korea specialists in an attempt to address how to conceptualize the history of Korea within current historical frameworks.
The conference revisits one of the central problems of modern Korean history with an emphasis on the global context, namely why Korea lost its national independence in the age of imperialism. This question has been asked before by several generations of Korea historians but we would like to pose it again considering the insights of global history and by including historians whose primary research expertise lies in other world regions. This conference is a major intellectual and institutional experiment. It aims to discuss the entangled history of Korea before 1910 through an extensive, collaborative international effort.
The event is organized by Prof. Harald Fuess at the Cluster of Excellence « Asia and Europe ». He is a scholar of Japanese social, economic and cultural history, increasingly interested in broader global contexts.
Samedi 20 mai 2017
9:30-12:00 Economy, Commerce and the Nation
Chair: Stefan Knoob, Duisburg-Essen; Commentator: Steven Ivings, Heidelberg
Ryota Ishikawa, Ritsumeikan
« Korean merchants in treaty ports in the late nineteenth century »
Le programme du colloque est disponible ici.