Workshops
[CVE International Conference] Historical Reconciliation and Inherited Responsibility

Host : EAI Center for Values & Ethics and ARI Center for East Asian Thoughts, Korea University
Location : Grand Conference Room, Inchon Memorial Building, Korea University, Seoul
Date: March 11-12

The EAI Center for Values and Ethics, together with ARI Center for East Asian Thoughts, conducts the project, “Historical Reconciliation and Inherited Responsibility.” The main goals of this project are to find the rationale of the inherited responsibility about the historic wrongdoings done by the previous generations, to promote the communicability of Comfort Women Cases and their problems relevant to the inherited responsibility in global academia, and to examine a best possible way of historical reconciliation and peaceful coexistence through civic collaboration in East Asian countries.

Thinking over the appropriate ways these goals conceptualize their research agendas as well as practical schemes, we organize the international workshop, “Historical Reconciliation and Inherited Responsibility.” Through this workshop, we hope for a scholarly deliberation, encompassing diverse theoretical, practical, and methodological experiences. At the same time, we wish to have a forum to see about the historical reconciliation of the East Asian countries prospectively and to help overcome the schizophrenic nationalistic inclinations in the East Asian countries.

I. Opening Remark (10:00 – 10:20 AM)

Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Director of EAI CVE & ARI EAT, Associate Professor at Dept. Political Science, Korea University

II. Keynote Address (10:20 – 10:50 AM)

Sook-Jong Lee, President of EAI, Professor at Dept. Public Administration, Sungkyunkwan University

III. Session One: Inherited Responsibility & Peaceful Coexistence (11:00 -12:40 PM)

  • Moderator
    Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Director of EAI CVE & Director of ARI EAT, Associate Professor at Dept. Political Science, Korea University
  • Papers:
    Historical Injustices and Reconciliation in Comparative Perspective
    Melissa Nobles, Associate Professor at Dept. Political Science, MIT
    Compensation for Historic Injustice
    Daniel Butt, Lecturer at Dept. Politics, Bristol University
  • Discussants:
    Umemori Naoyuki, Professor at Dept. Political Science, Waseda University
    Yong Wook Lee, Assistant Professor at Dept. Political Science, Korea University

IV. Lunch (1:00 – 1:50 PM)

V. Session Two: Historical Reconciliation in East Asian Context (2:00 – 3:40 PM)

  • Moderator
    Melissa Nobles, Associate Professor at Dept. Political Science, MIT
  • Papers:
    Remembering and Forgetting the War: Elite Mythmaking, Mass Reaction, and Sino-Japanese Relations, 1950-2006
    Yinan He, Assistant Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
    Historical Reconciliation in Southeast Asia: Notes from Singapore
    Tze Loo, Assistant Professor at Dept. History, University of Richmond
  • Discussants:
    Hee-Kang Kim, Assistant Professor at Dept. Public Administration, Korea University
    Na-Young Lee, Assistant Professor at Dept. Sociology, Chung-Ang University

VI. Session Three: Inherited Responsibility & Non-Ethnocentric Deliberation (4:00 – 5:40 PM)

  • Moderator
    Umemori Naoyuki, Professor at Dept. Political Science, Waseda University
  • Papers:
    Theses on Postcolonial Taiwan: A Partisan View
    Rwei-Ren Wu, Assistant Research Fellow at Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
    The ‘Comfort Women’ Case Reconsidered: Inherited Responsibility as Civic Responsibility
    Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Director of EAI CVE & Director of ARI EAT, Associate Professor at Dept. Political Science, Korea University
  • Discussants:
    Joo-Youn Jung, Assistant Professor at Dept. Political Science, Korea University
    Hyunah Yang, Associate Professor at the School of Law, Seoul National University