Session II: Lecture – “Contested Modernity and the Image of History in East Asia” by Hyunjin Kim

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Session II: Lecture – “Contested Modernity and the Image of History in East Asia” by Hyunjin Kim

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28 Oct 2017, Sat

On the occasion of the exhibition Ghost and Spectres – Shadows of History curated by Professor Ute Meta Bauer and Khim Ong, and the 4th anniversary of NTU CCA Singapore

SESSION II: GHOSTS AND SPECTRES 2.30 – 4.30pm
Chaired by researcher and curator Dr David Teh
Lecture: “Contested Modernity and the Image of History in East Asia” Hyunjin Kim, curator, writer, and researcher

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 the discourse.

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2017-10-28

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English

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Session II: Lecture – “Contested Modernity and the Image of History in East Asia” by Hyunjin Kim
Chaired by researcher and curator Dr David Teh

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“Session II: Lecture – “Contested Modernity and the Image of History in East Asia” by Hyunjin Kim,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3104.