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Deceiving Dragons: Affecting Tradition in Korean Contemporary Arts

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Presented by Wellesley College at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Feb 04 2020
Deceiving Dragons: Affecting Tradition in Korean Contemporary Arts

A Presentation by Newhouse Fellow Jieun Rhee

Ambivalence stands at the heart of what can be considered the act of “inventing tradition” in contemporary Asian arts, a creative practice of self-fashioning one’s cultural sense of belonging at the local or national level. Particular attention should be paid to the way in which the act of invention plays out against the globalist system of representation in which Asian arts are often essentialized as signs of “Asianness,” an Orientalist construct of otherness that coheres into the

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