The Asia Foundation and Cold War Culture: A Workshop on Sources, Methods, and Histories
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017
International Affairs Building 918
Laura Harrington, Boston University
Christina Klein, Boston College
Sangjoon Lee, Nanyang Technical University
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This invitation-only workshop will showcase ongoing research dealing with The Asia Foundation, a non-governmental organization founded as the Committee for a Free Asia in 1951 and focused in its early years on cultural activities, education, and social development. Four scholars working on various aspects of the Foundation’s early activities – including the promotion of film production, literary conferences, and Buddhist studies – in the context of post-World War II development and the “Cultural Cold War” in Asia. The purpose of the workshop is to exchange knowledge and experiences about working with the Asia Foundation archives and other relevant sources to explore themes of history and culture in postwar Asia and US-Asian relations in the Cold War era.
The Center for Korean Research, Columbia University
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University