Symposium: The Third International Scholarly Conference

Manga in Society--Beyond Economism

Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center and the Korean Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON) have, with the support of Bucheong University, co-organized an international scholarly conference on manga. You will find a brief English summary of the conference on the IMRC website by Oct. 4.

Date September 14 and 15, 2011

September 14: Bucheon University (Lecture room and event hall B)

13:00 - 16:45 PM: Young researchers seminar (Venue: in the lecture room) 
17:30 - 18:40 PM Opening ceremony, keynote speech (Venue: event hall B)

September 15: Korean Manhwa Contents Agency [KOMACON]・Comics Museum Hall

Remarks This conference is open to the public, registration is not required.


Please note: The conference will be conducted in Korean and Japanese.

You can find a leaflet (Japanese /Korean) here.
You can find the Korean program here.

Sept. 14



LEE Seung Jin (Kwanwoon University): Developing the Interactive Potential of Online Comics

GAN Sheuo Hui (Kyoto Seika University): The social role of shojo manga in Malaysia

LEEM Hye Jeong (Kyoto Seika University): Comparative Research on Historial gekiga in Korea and Japan

Prof. KIM Dong Bum (Bucheon University): Manhwa and Local Artists

William BAEK(The Catholic University of Korea): Manhwa and the City


Keynote Speeches

Prof. HAN Chang-Wan(Sejong University, Seoul, board member of KOMACON)

Prof. Jaqueline BERNDT (Kyoto Seika University)

Sept. 15

Section 1

Prof. YOSHIMURA Kazuma (Kyoto Seika University): What can be learned from Barefoot Gen

Prof. PARK In-ha(Chungkang College of Cultural Industries): Educational Manhwa

Prof. LEE Kyung Rae(Kyungmin University): The role of cartoons for manhwa studies in the early 21st century

Section 2

Dr. Jessica BAUWENS-SUGIMOTO (Kyoto Seika University): Potentials and limitations of global "fujoshi" [rotten girls] culture

Patrick W. GALBRAITH (Tokyo University): The power of "pure fantasy": Play and intimacy among "fujoshi"

Section 3

ITO Yu (International Manga Museum Kyoto): How can manga and museum go together? An insider's observations

Dr. YAMANAKA Chie (Jinnai University, Fukui): Whose manga/manhwa museum?

Dr. HAN Sang Jung (Integrated School of the Arts, Korea): What is necessary for the future of manhwa/manga museums?

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