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Monday, April 3, 2023 3pm to 4pm

Boylston Hall, ground floor, WGS lounge
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Learn about the fierce feminist poet who challenged Korean patriarchy in the early 1900s. WGS presents a conversation with Professor Jung Ja Choi about her path-breaking new book on Kim Myŏng-sun, outspoken writer and change-maker. Refreshments included! Jung Ja Choi received her PhD from Harvard’s East Asian Languages and Culture Department and teaches courses in WGS and Asian and Asian American studies. Her course “Sexing Korea: Gender and Sexuality in Korean Pop Culture” was featured by ELLE Magazine as # 5 on their list of “63 College Classes That Give Us Hope for the Next Generation.” Professor Choi’s new book, The Life and Works of Korean Poet Kim Myŏng-sun: The Flower Dream of a Woman Born Too Soon (Routledge, 2023) traces the life of a woman ahead of her time. Professor Choi describes Kim’s writings as early versions of #MeToo literature, as subversive challenges to traditional heteropatriarchal institutions and assumptions about gender and sexuality.

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