The following is a comprehensive listing of public events at which I have presented or paneled.
(2015). “Revolutionary Adaptation and the Moranbong Band,” at Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, November 11-12. [Conference program.]
(2015). Organizer and discussant for Hyun Ok Park, “The Capitalist Unconscious: From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea,” School of History, Leeds University, 1 October. [Event information.] [Audio recording.]
Policy Presentations and Briefings
(2015). “Exploring China’s Responses to North Korean Collapse,” Chatham House, London, 6 August. [Off the record.] [Reflections on the conference topic TBA.] [Event website.]
(2014). “Is Cultural Diplomacy with North Korea Possible?” lecture at All-Parliamentary Group on North Korea, Parliament, Westminster, 19 November. [Event summary.]
(2014). “Evolution or Rupture? Economic and Political Ties between China & North Korea,” briefing at Foreign Office, London 19 September. [Off the record.]
(2014). “China-North Korea Relations in the Kim Jong-un Era,” at University of Cambridge, 10 February.
(2013). “The Discursive Battleground for North Korean Refugees: ‘Double Defector’ Propaganda and Emerging Sino-North Korean Frictions,” with Brian Gleason, presented at Korea-UK Forum on the Peaceful Unification of Korea, sponsored by National Unification Advisory Council & ROK Ministry of Unification, London, 9 November. [Full text in English and Korean – pdfs forthcoming.] [Unedited video recording.] [Conference website.]
(2013). “China’s Evolving Relationship with North Korea,” panel presentation at International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Arundel House, London. July 9.
(2013). “China Engaging North Korea in the Borderland Regions,” presentation at Engage Korea 2013, Merton College, Oxford. May 4. [Event program.]
(2015). “Neighbor, Perpetrator: Sinchon and Transborder Violence in South Hwanghae Province, 1945–1950,” presentation at “Writing North Korean Social History,” School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 11 September. [Audio available later.] [Event program.] [Event website.] [Event website.]
(2015). “Transnational Soldiers in the Sino-Korean Borderlands, 1945–1950,” Governance and Challenges in China’s Peripheries and Ecology, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 29 May. [Audio available later.] [Conference program.] [Conference program.]
(2015). “Transnational Soldiers in the Sino-Korean Borderlands, 1945–1950,” Imagining Asia: A Symposium: Silk Road, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, January 15. [Conference program.] [Conference website.]
(2014). “The Shenyang Trials of 1956: The Resurrection of Defeat,” for presentation at Rethinking Justice? Decolonization, Cold War, and Asian War Crimes Trials after 1945, University of Heidelberg, October 28. [Conference website.] [Conference program.] [Conference abstract.]
(2014). “North Korean & Chinese Communist Political Art and the Captured Archives of the Korean War, 1945–1953,” presented at Cold Front: Reflections on the Chinese Cold War Experience in Comparison, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 15 September. [Conference summary.]
(2014). “The New Nanking Cinematic: Reflections from the Iris Chang Papers,” Sino-Japanese Relations Research Network conference, University of Leeds, 8 July.
(2014). “Transnational Cadre in Yanbian/Yonbyon and the Sino-Korean Border Region, 1945–1949,” Tumen River Triangle in Northeast Asia, Workshop at Cambridge University, 23 May. [Program. Conference summary.]
(2014). “Enemies and Allies in North Korean Art and Archives, 1948–1952: Documents from Record Group 242,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting (in absentia), 28 March. [Paper summary.]
(2013). “Manchukuo in the Afterlife: Postwar Trials of Japanese in Khabarovsk and Shenyang, 1949–1956,” presented at Trials for International Crimes in Asia conference, National University of Singapore, 17 October. [Event summary.]
(2013). “Redefining Sino-North Korean Relations,” presentation at British Association of Korean Studies/Chinese Studies Joint Conference, University of Nottingham, 5 September.
(2013). “New Horizons in North Korean Studies,” presentation at Cambridge University North Korea Forum, Cambridge University. July 4.
(2013). “Violence and Retributive Justice in the Sino-Korean Border Zone, 1945–47,” presented at University College Cork (Ireland), February 15.
(2012). “In the Protective Shade of the Sun King: North Korean Music Ensembles as Regime Core and External Representation,” Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, November 2.
(2011). “Liu Shengqi in Lhasa: A New Window into Tibet and Chinese Assertions on the Plateau, 1945–1949,” research presentation for Himalayan Research Association, Macalaster College (St. Paul, Minnesota), October 30.
(2009). “China’s 21st Century?” Speaker and panelist with Sidney Rittenberg and Bryna Goodman, Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Washington), October 19.
(2008). “War Memory and Chinese Nationalism: Japanese War Criminals and the Changing Needs of the CCP, 1950–1958,” Presenter and Panel Chair, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota), October 22.
(2008.) “Musical Diplomacy in the Opening to China, 1971–1973,” presented at Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco, Conference on Western-Chinese Musical Exchanges, May 9.
(2008). “Nationalism and Resistance in the Sino-North Korean Border Region during the War to Resist America and Aid Korea,” presented at Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Atlanta, April 5.
(2007). “Comrades and War Criminals: New Files on Sino-Japanese Relations from the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archive,” presented at Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Washington University, St. Louis, October 21.
(2007). “Chinese Perspectives on the U.S. Occupation of Japan,” presented at American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 6.
(2006.) “The Bullets of a Defeated Nation: The Shibuya Incident of 1946,” presented at Midwest Japan Seminar and “Japan in the World” Conference in honor of James Huffman, Wittenberg University, November 11.
(2006). “Beyond Surrender: Japanese Soldiers in the Chinese Civil War,” presented at Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 21.
(2006). “Musical Diplomacy in the Opening to China, 1971–1972,” presented at conference on Transforming the Cold War: U.S. Relations with the People’s Republic of China, 1969–1980, U.S. Department of State, September 26.
(2006). “反美扶日宣传在东北，1948年” (“Anti-Japanese Propaganda in Northeast China in 1948”), presented at International Symposium on East Asia in 21st Century: Cultural Construction and Cultural Exchange, Beijing University, China, April 19.
(2005). “Building Barriers: Icons of Ascendance and Exclusion in Early Maoist Political Cartoons, 1949–1951,” presented at International Research Conference on The Roles and Representations of Walls in the Reshaping of Chinese Modernity, University at Buffalo and Albright-Knox Galleries, Buffalo, New York, October 23.
(2005). “I Will Be the First to Lay Down My Pen for a Gun: Chinese Schoolchildren and the War with Japan,” presented at Conference on Children and War, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers University, April 9.
Invited Research Presentations
(2014). “Succession Politics and Commemorative Culture in North Korea,” Korean Studies Lecture Series, SOAS-University of London, November 14.
(2014). “Toward a Transnational History of the Korean War in Manchuria, 1945–1955,” Northeast Asian History Lecture Series, University of London, Institute for Historical Research, November 13.
(2012). “Sino-North Korean relations in the Borderland Regions in the 1940s and early 1950s,” School of Oriental and African Studies, London, November 23.
(2012). “Mutual Dependency and Double Collapse: Sino-North Korean Relations, 1945–50,” Center for Korean Studies, Leiden University (Netherlands), April 27.
(2012). “Sino-North Korean Borderlands, 1945–1950,” Lecture at King’s College, London (Department of History / King’s China Institute), January 13.
(2006). “North of the Yalu: China’s Mass Mobilization for the Korean War,” presented to East Asian Studies Lecture Series, John Carroll University, November 16.
Conference & Roundtable Participation
(2014). Invited participant in roundtable discussion with North Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London, 29 September.
(2014). Invited participant, “A State of Non-Legitimacy: North Korean Exile Voices,” conference with Jang Jin-sung at Leiden University, 17–18 September.
(2014). “Cultural Diplomacy with North Korea,” participant in invited roundtable discussions with practitioners and North Korean diplomats, British Academy & British Council, London, 14 July.
(2014.) Discussant for Rana Mitter, “Fighting Fate: Wartime Society,” Wiles Lectures, Queen’s University Belfast, 25–29 May.
(2014). Invited participant in roundtable discussion with North Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Chatham House, London, 15 May.
(2012). “Roundtable on Sino-Korean Borderlands” (Participant), Initiative on Northern Korea, International Institute of Asian Studies/Leiden University (Netherlands), September 20.
(2011). “Conference on New Media in East Asia” (Discussant), University of Hong Kong, China Media Project & David Bandurski, June 10–12.
(2008). “Beijing and the ‘Green Olympics’,” Mandarin-English translator for Professor Bao Maohong (Peking University), University of Washington, Jackson School for International Studies China Colloquium, Seattle, Washington, March 11.
(2007). “Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations of North Korea and South Korea,” Mandarin-English translator for conference at University of North Korean Studies, Seoul (sponsored by Woodrow Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project), May 18.
(2006). “Limits of the Lips and Teeth Alliance: Antinomies of Chinese-North Korean Relations,” discussant, Cornell University & Chen Jian, September 29.
(2006). Discussant for Student Papers at 中国长春冷战国际会议学术讨论会与博士论坛会议 / International Cold War History Conference & Shen Zhihua, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, July 14–17.
(2014). “China and the Korean War,” Prince’s Teaching Institute, History Schools Away Day, Crewe, UK, 16 July 2014.
(2014). “China, the U.S., and the Korean War,” Tanglin Trust and Chonghwa Schools, Singapore, February 16–17.
(2013). “European Reportage on North Korea,” European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (EAHRNK), Senate House, University of London, London, September 3.
(2011). “U.S.-China Musical Diplomacy,” United States Consulate, Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC, July 22.
(2010). “Dachau and Nanking: Questioning the History of Postwar War Crimes Trials in Germany and Japan,” guest presentation with Tomaz Jardim (U.S. Holocaust Museum), PLU, March 18.
(2008). “Japanese War Crimes” and “The Problem of North Korea” for presentations delivered as Scholar in Residence, Menorah Park Center, Beachwood, Ohio, December 15–18.
(2013). “Online Engagement and Researchers’ Careers,” paper at Public Engagement for Postgraduates in the Arts and Humanities, conference at Durham University, 19 June.
(2011). “The Syllabus as Defensive Wall and Creative Aperture,” University House Lecture Series, PLU April 15.
(2010). “Against the Prompt: Encouraging a Culture of Student Research,” presentation at PLU University House, April 28.
Chinese and Korean Contemporary Music
(2014). Arranged and performed cello music by the Moranbong Band for visiting DPRK Central Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, British Council, London, July 14.
(2012). Performed at at Nordic International Management Institute, Xindu, Chengdu [NIMI-北欧国际管理学院], July 14, and at Sichuan Agricultural University [四川农业大学], July 6.
(2011). Performed and produced a CD of Gao Ping’s [高平] “Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano (1996)” and “Six North Korean Songs” with Andreas Boelcke, piano, Chengdu, August.
(2011). Performed the Chinese premiere of Gao Ping “Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano (1996),” performed Sang Tong [桑桶]“Japanese Suite”, Nordic International Management Institute [北欧国际关系学院], with Andreas Boelcke, piano, Chengdu, July 28, 2011.
(2011). Performed the European premiere of Gao Ping’s “Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano (1996)”, American Church in Berlin, with Andreas Boelcke, piano, April 9.
(2004). Performance of Chen Yi’s [陈毅 ]“As In a Dream,” for string quartet, under the supervision of the composer, Music04 Contemporary Music Festival, University of Cincinnati, June 15.
(2003). Performance of “雪色” (“Color of Snow”), Gao Weijie [高伟杰], under the supervision of the composer, Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati, February.