116 episodes

Interviewing academics, professionals and other experts, Korea Now is a podcast where Jed Lea-Henry digs into historical and current issues relating to the two Koreas.

Jed Lea-Henry's podcast, and other work, can be found at http://www.jedleahenry.org/

The Korea Now Podcast Jed Lea-Henry

    • History
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Interviewing academics, professionals and other experts, Korea Now is a podcast where Jed Lea-Henry digs into historical and current issues relating to the two Koreas.

Jed Lea-Henry's podcast, and other work, can be found at http://www.jedleahenry.org/

    The Korea Now Podcast #116 – David Tizzard – ‘Squid Game’

    The Korea Now Podcast #116 – David Tizzard – ‘Squid Game’

    This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with David Tizzard. They speak about the Netflix series Squid Game.
    David Tizzard has a Ph.D. in Korean Studies. He is a social/cultural commentator and musician who has lived in Korea for nearly two decades. He is also the host of the Korea Deconstructed podcast, which can be found online, and a columnist at the Korea Times, amongst much more.
    David’s Korea Times column: The Korea Times - Home
    Korea Deconstructed: Korea Deconstructed - YouTube
     
    Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry
    Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry
    Support via Bitcoin - 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW
    Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org
    Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry
    Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry
    Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Korea Now Podcast #115 – Stephen Nagy – ‘The China Challenge’

    The Korea Now Podcast #115 – Stephen Nagy – ‘The China Challenge’

    This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Stephen Nagy. They speak about the challenges and implications of the rise of China, the need to counter this with Indo-Pacific strategic planning, the geopolitical issues surrounding trade and sovereignty in the South China Sea, how middle powers should deal with difficult issues such as the status of Taiwan and Hong Kong, Chinese regional revisionism and its dangerous implications, and what China ultimately wants and how it will affect the region as well as the globe.
    Stephen Nagy is a Distinguished Fellow at Canada's Asia Pacific Foundation (APF), a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI), and an appointed China expert with Canada’s China Research Partnership. Stephen is currently a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University, Tokyo. He was selected for the 2018 Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) AILA Leadership Fellowship in Washington, and has published widely in both peer-reviewed journals and popular media. You can follow Stephen’s writing, and access the research sources for this podcast at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/author/stephen-r-nagy/, http://icu.academia.edu/StephenRobertNagy and http://stephenrobertnagy.academia.edu/
    *** The Korea Now Podcast #39 – Stephen Nagy – ‘Regionalism, Failed Summits and the View from Japan’ The Korea Now Podcast: The Korea Now Podcast #39 – Stephen Nagy – ‘Regionalism, Failed Summits and the View from Japan’ (libsyn.com)
    *** The Korea Now Podcast #75 – Stephen Nagy – ‘Coronavirus and East Asia - Investigations, Coercion and Middle Power Alliances’ The Korea Now Podcast: The Korea Now Podcast #75 – Stephen Nagy – ‘Coronavirus and East Asia - Investigations, Coercion and Middle Power Alliances’ (libsyn.com)
    Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry
    Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry
    Support via Bitcoin - 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW
    Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org
    Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry
    Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry
    Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Korea Now Podcast #114 (Literature Series) – Youngju Ryu – ‘Torture, Kim Chiha and South Korea’s Difficult Authoritarian Legacy’

    The Korea Now Podcast #114 (Literature Series) – Youngju Ryu – ‘Torture, Kim Chiha and South Korea’s Difficult Authoritarian Legacy’

    This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Youngju Ryu. They speak about how modern Korean literature has dealt with the nation’s difficult legacy of authoritarian violence and suppression, how torture and the morality/immorality attached to it is written and described, the challenges of post-authoritarian accountability, the life and significance of the poet Kim Chiha, his lionization within the Korean democratization movement, his imprisonment and the type of Korean nationalism he wrote into his poetry, and the way he shifted from “martyrdom to apostasy” in the minds of many people when he criticized the continued activism of Korean youths after his release from prison.
    Youngju Ryu is an Associate Professor of modern Korean literature at the University of Michigan. She is a specialist of modern Korean literature with research interests in politics and aesthetics of protest, cultures of authoritarianism, and mediatized publics in modern Korea. Her first book published by the University of Hawai’i Press in 2016 as Writers of the Winter Republic: Literature and Resistance in Park Chung Hee’s Korea, was selected as one of the “Best Books of 2016” by Foreign Affairs and received the 2018 Association for Asian Studies James Palais Book Prize. Youngju is also the editor of Cultures of Yusin: South Korea in the 1970s, published by the University of Michigan Press in 2018.
    *** Writers of the Winter Republic: Literature and Resistance in Park Chung Hee's Korea Writers of the Winter Republic : Youngju Ryu : 9780824839871 (bookdepository.com)
    *** Cultures of Yusin: South Korea in the 1970s Cultures of Yusin : Youngju Ryu : 9780472053964 (bookdepository.com)
    *** The Catcher in the Loft, by Un-yong Ch'on, translated by Bruce Fulton and Ju-Chan Fulton The Catcher in the Loft : Un-yong Ch'on : 9781949933055 (bookdepository.com)
    Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry
    Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry
    Shop – https://shop.spreadshirt.com.au/JLH-shop/
    Support via Bitcoin - 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW
    Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org
    Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry
    Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry
    Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Korea Now Podcast #113 (Literature Series) – Chizuko Allen – ‘Choe Nam-son - Youth Magazines and Global Korea’

    The Korea Now Podcast #113 (Literature Series) – Chizuko Allen – ‘Choe Nam-son - Youth Magazines and Global Korea’

    This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Chizuko Allen. They speak about the life of Choe Nam-son, the difficulties of publishing during the Japanese colonial era, the youth magazines that he managed to launch and distribute at this time, the special branch of globalized nationalism he championed, the language nationalism that he pioneered through his magazines, and his legacy today within modern Korea.
    Chizuko Allen is an associate specialist in the Department of Asian Studies and the School of Pacific & Asian Studies within the College of Arts, Languages & Letters at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Her research interests include modern Korean intellectual history and ancient Korea's relations with Japan. She is also the author of The Making of Korea in East Asia: A Korean History The Making of Korea in East Asia : Chizuko T. Allen : 9781516531769 (bookdepository.com)
    *** Ch’oe Nam-so˘n’s Youth Magazines and Message of a Global Korea in the Early Twentieth Century (PDF) Choe Nam sons Youth Magazines and Message of a Global Korea in the Early Twentieth Century | Chizuko Allen - Academia.edu
    Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry
    Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry
    Shop – https://shop.spreadshirt.com.au/JLH-shop/
    Support via Bitcoin - 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW
    Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org
    Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry
    Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry
    Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Korea Now Podcast #112 (Literature Series) – Ksenia Chizhova – ‘Women Calligraphers in Late Choson Korea’

    The Korea Now Podcast #112 (Literature Series) – Ksenia Chizhova – ‘Women Calligraphers in Late Choson Korea’

    This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Ksenia Chizhova. They speak about the practice of calligraphy in late Choson Korea, the highly aestheticized craft and the social importance attached to it, the differences between traditionally male and female calligraphy, the meticulous training processes involved, the different moral and character insights that the practice was said to offer unto their authors, the male domination of the practice in terms of public presence and prestige, and the niche that women calligraphers claimed for themselves often within the private domain.
    Ksenia Chizhova is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies at Princeton University.  Her areas of interest are history of emotions, family, and scriptural practices in Korea, from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century. Her first manuscript, Kinship Novels of Early Modern Korea: Between Genealogical Time and the Domestic Everyday, published by Columbia University Press, looks into the rise and fall of the lineage novel (kamun sosŏl), which narrated the interstices of Korea’s kinship system and foregrounded the genealogical subject—a structure of identity defined by kinship obligation and understood as socialization of the emotional self. Lineage novels, which constituted the core of elite vernacular Korean literature and circulated between the late 17th and early 20thcenturies, configure Korean kinship as a series of clashes between genders and generations, which produce unruly, violent emotions.
    *** Kinship Novels of Early Modern Korea : Between Genealogical Time and the Domestic Everyday Kinship Novels of Early Modern Korea : Ksenia Chizhova : 9780231187817 (bookdepository.com)
    *** Bodies of Texts: Women Calligraphers and the Elite Vernacular Culture in Late Choso˘n Korea (1392–1910) Bodies of Texts: Women Calligraphers and the Elite Vernacular Culture in Late Chosŏn Korea (1392–1910) | The Journal of Asian Studies | Cambridge Core
    Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry
    Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry
    Shop – https://shop.spreadshirt.com.au/JLH-shop/
    Support via Bitcoin - 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW
    Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org
    Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry
    Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry
    Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

    • 59 min
    The Korea Now Podcast #111 (Literature Series) – Michael Kim – ‘The Trouble with Christian Publishing in Colonial Korea’

    The Korea Now Podcast #111 (Literature Series) – Michael Kim – ‘The Trouble with Christian Publishing in Colonial Korea’

    This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Michael Kim. They speak about the history of the Christian Publishing Company (Changmunsa), the difficulties of operating during the Japanese colonial period, the complexities of the colonial publishing market, the movement among Korean Christians to achieve more cultural autonomy from Western missionaries, and the unique insights that can be gained from the diaries and letters of Yun Ch’iho (1864–1945).
    Michael Kim is a Professor of Korean History at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, Korea. His research primarily focuses on colonial Korea, and he has published on various aspects of urban culture, print culture, colonial economy, Korean collaboration, migration, and wartime mobilization. He is co-editor, along with Michael Schoenhals and Yong Woo Kim, of Mass Dictatorship and Modernity (Palgrave, 2013).
    *** The Korea Now Podcast #99 – Michael Kim – ‘Industrial Warriors and Recognizing Religions - Everyday Life in Colonial Korea’ The Korea Now Podcast: The Korea Now Podcast #99 – Michael Kim – ‘Industrial Warriors and Recognizing Religions - Everyday Life in Colonial Korea’ (libsyn.com)
    *** The Trouble with Christian Publishing: Yun Ch'iho (1865–1945) and the Complexities of Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea (6) (PDF) "The Trouble with Christian Publishing: Yun Ch’iho (1865–1945) and the Complexities of Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea," Journal of Korean Religions, Volume 9, Number 2, October 2018, pp. 139-172. | Michael Kim - Academia.edu
    *Michael Kim’s academic research can be found at: Michael Kim | Yonsei University - Academia.edu
    Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry
    Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry
    Shop – https://shop.spreadshirt.com.au/JLH-shop/
    Support via Bitcoin - 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW
    Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org
    Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry
    Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry
    Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

DubstepInDPRK ,

Great podcast

Really well researched podcast that interviews a variety of unique analysts, journalists, and scholars that deal with Korea.

Top Podcasts In History

You Might Also Like