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The Korea Now Podcast

Jan 1, 2020

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Andrew Logie. They speak about the epidemic of Korean pseudo-history, how Korean history has been co-opted to serve nationalistic purposes, the threat that this field of pseudo-history is presenting to real historians...


Dec 26, 2019

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Sharon Yoon. They speak about the historical migration of Korean communities into China, how these migrations have formed long-lasting enclaves, reciprocal migrations of Korean-Chinese back into Korea, how Korean identity...


Dec 21, 2019

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Merose Hwang. They speak about the efforts to assimilate Korean Shamanism during the colonial period, the concerns this raised within the Korean public, the challenges this seemed to present to ideas of modernity and Korean...


Dec 16, 2019

*** Correction: In the audio of this podcast I mistakenly referred to Merose Whang as an “Assistant Professor”, it should instead be ‘Associate Professor’; I also mistakenly referred to “Hiram University” when it should be ‘Hiram College’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview...


Nov 20, 2019

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Vladimir Tikhonov. They speak about Ethno-nationalism in Korea (Minjok), its origins in the pre-colonial period, how this concept is self-dated all the way back to ancient Joseon, the effect that Japanese colonialization had on...