Sungju Park-Kang: "A ‘Virgin Terrorist’ in Korea" (21.03)

Visiting lecturer Sungju Park-Kang will be giving a lecture at the Orientalism seminar on the 21st of March. The lecture is titled "A ‘Virgin Terrorist’ in Korea"

This talk aims to explore the destruction of a South Korean plane by a North Korean secret agent woman. The KAL 858 disappeared over the Andaman Sea on 29 November 1987. According to South Korea, Hyunhee Kim bombed the plane under instructions from the North Korean leadership, killing 115 people. Many unanswered questions, however, have emerged and resulted in two rounds of reinvestigations. The talk, in a broader context, is concerned with the politics of contested truths and narratives.

Time: Wednesday, 21.03.18, at 18:15

Place: Ülikooli 18-307

Sungju Park-Kang works at the Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku (Finland). His fields are Korean Studies and International Relations and his book Fictional International Relations has been published by Routledge: