Atelier : Crime and Punishment in Chosŏn Korea, 27 septembre 2013

Workshop: Crime and Punishment in Chosŏn Korea


Date: 27 September 2013

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue: SOAS, Russell Square, London : College Buildings Room: 116





10.00-10.15 Coffee and Gathering

10.15 Welcome Remarks


Session 1: 10.30-12.00

Anders Karlsson, Introduction: Studying the Legal History of Chosŏn Korea

Kim Ho, The Justice of Punishment: Tasan Chŏng Yagyong’s Criticism of Ming and Qing Period Judicial Precedents

Han Sanggwon, The Character and Operation of ‘Public Crime’ (kongjoe公罪) in the Chosŏn Period (In Korean, an English-language abstract will be provided)


12.00-13.30 Lunch Break


Session 2: 13.30-15.00

Sim Jaewoo, Neung’ji Cheo’cham (凌遲處斬): The Most Extreme Death Penalty in Chosŏn Korea

Kim Jisoo, A Double-Edged Sword: Judicial Torture as a Tool of Both Punishment and Oppression in Late Chosŏn Korea

Pierre-Emmanuel Roux, Beyond Hagiography: The Punishment of Catholics in Nineteenth Century Chosŏn Korea


15.00-15.30 Coffee


Session 3: 15.30-16.30

Anders Karlsson, Virtuous or Vile? Ideology and Gender in Chosŏn-Period Punishment

Andrew Jackson, ‘The Barbarians are Close!’ The 1728 Musin Rebellion and the Post-Rebellion Legal Morass


16.30-17.30 Concluding Discussions


Admission : Free and open to the public.


Organiser: Centre of Korean Studies

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Contact Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4892


Academy of Korean studies Inalco Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 EHESS