The Political Economy of Space: Redesigning Agency and Society through Architecture in Modern Korea

Fri, December 7, 2012 | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Albert L. Park, Assistant Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College.

Albert L. Park is Assistant Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College. A historian of modern Korea and East Asia, Dr. Park is the coeditor of Encountering Modernity: Christianity and East Asia (University of Hawaii Press, forthcoming), which includes his article “A Sacred Economy of Value and Production: Capitalism and Protestantism in Early Modern Korea (1885-1919).” His book manuscript, Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea, is currently under review, and he has begun research on his next project, which explores alternative forms of exercising and developing democracy through modern architecture, design and urban and rural development and planning in South Korea. Professor Park is the recipient of three Fulbright Fellowships (Hays and IIE) and fellowships from the Korea Foundation and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago. Currently, he is a member of the Steering Committee for the Association of Scholars Concerned about Korea (ASCK). A native of Chicago, Professor Park received his B.A. with honors from Northwestern University, an M.A. from Columbia University and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 

Sponsored by: Center for East Asian Studies

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