Asian Studies

Asian Studies Seminar Series: An Jong Chol

In brief

Date - 27 March 2024

Venue - Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square

Speaker - Dr An Jong Chol (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

Title - 'Who Should Inherit the Right of Ancestor Worship in South Korea? Property for Ancestor and Gender Issues'

About the speaker

Jong-Chol An is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venezia. He is a historian specialising in Korean foreign relations and law and society. He is working on a manuscript related to the origins of the Korean judiciary.

His publications include: “Historical Development of Judicial Independence in South Korea: Focus on Colonial and Post-Colonial Period,” in Sojin Lim and Niki J.P. Alsford eds., Routledge Handbook of Contemporary South Korea (Routledge, 2021), pp. 26-41; “Making Mission Compatible with Democracy: James Earnest Fisher and His Activities as a Missionary and a US Government Official in Korea, 1945-1948,” Korea Journal 60/4 (Winter 2020): 115-142.

About the seminar series

Each year, Asian Studies welcomes a fantastic range of guest speakers and colleagues to present a seminar on their research, spanning fields as diverse as film and media, literature, religion, society, politics and international relations.

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Events are free and everyone is welcome. No booking is necessary.

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Mar 27 2024 -

Asian Studies Seminar Series: An Jong Chol

Join us in-person for a seminar by Dr An Jong Chol (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) entitled 'Who Should Inherit the Right of Ancestor Worship in South Korea? Property for Ancestor and Gender Issues'.

Project Room 1.06
50 George Square
University of Edinburgh
EH8 9LH