Symposium: Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History Session II: Ghosts and SpectresLecture: “Contested Modernity and the Image of History in East Asia” by Hyunjin Kim, curator, writer, and researcher

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Symposium: Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History

Session II: Ghosts and Spectres
Lecture: “Contested Modernity and the Image of History in East Asia” by Hyunjin Kim, curator, writer, and researcher

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28 Oct 2017, Sat 02:30 - 03:15 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

The lecture addresses Asia as a region in-between becoming and unravelling. Referencing images of resistance and spirituality, Hyunjin Kim will discuss works that observe, and excavate unarticulated modern and contemporary realities that pervade the (East) Asian region today. Part of the lecture proposes ways to rethink the radicality of tradition as an "ungovernable" apparatus, in contrast to the brutal adaptation of Western modernisation and to the rise of nationalism. The following examination looks at the discourse of "Asianism," engaging with Sun Ge's idea of "Homecoming" and Takeuchi Yoshimi's notion of zengzha. Understanding the region as a space of anomalous events, the speaker will demonstrate how the complicated historical relations and hegemonic struggles endemic to the region can accelerate the production of discourse.

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2017-10-28

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The lecture addresses Asia as a region in-between becoming and unravelling. Referencing images of resistance and spirituality, Hyunjin Kim will discuss works that observe, and excavate unarticulated modern and contemporary realities that pervade the (East) Asian region today.

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Onsite (CCA)

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“Symposium: Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History
Session II: Ghosts and SpectresLecture: “Contested Modernity and the Image of History in East Asia” by Hyunjin Kim, curator, writer, and researcher,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2391.