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SAT 10th June 2017, 12:30pm
The Palace Korean Restaurant
183-185 High Street, New Malden KT3 4BH
Kwon, June Hee (2015) THE WORK OF WAITING: Love and Money in Korean Chinese Transnational Migration
Lee, Byoungha, Jun Young Choi and Jungmin Seo (2014) Korean–Chinese Migrant Workers and the Politics of Korean Nationalism
With a help of upcoming exhibition members, I ran a reading group with two papers above to give people a broad idea of Joseonjok people and their socio-political status around New Malden, UK.
This event was open to all UAL students, UAL staff, alumni, artists and researchers who are interested in this exhibition. Boram, who is a curator of this exhibition invited people from various institutions, such as Goldsmiths University of London, Slade UCL, and also people from non-academic field. Moreover, it was interesting to have Chinese students, where it became an opportunity to know what Chinese people think of Joseonjok.
It was meaningful in that the reading group was held in the Korean restaurant in New Malden owned by Joseonjok people. After looking through the texts, we experienced foods that was cooked by Joseonjok. Even though the foods were very altered in South Korean style, (believing Joseonjok foods have something unique, none the else sharing lot in common with South Korean foods), the foods opened up interesting memories that they have on Korean foods.