[Non-CKS Event] Ends of Adoption Symposium

A Symposium on Transnational Korean Adoption

[Non-CKS Event] Ends of Adoption Symposium

Keynote: Do-hyun Kim, M. Phil. Film Screening: Resilience, Tammy Chu, dir.


Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Humanities Instructional Building 135
University of California Irvine

This one-day symposium considers the world’s longest and largest transnational adoption program at a
moment when its literal end seems likely, and the fundamental premises of adoption are being challenged by
scholars, members of the adoption triad (birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees), adoptee and
birthmother activists, and practitioners. This symposium brings Korean Studies into dialogue with Critical
Adoption Studies, an emerging interdisciplinary field in North America and Europe that is informed by
postcolonial, feminist, and queer theory.

Symposium Presenters:
Brent Beesley, Resilience
Kelly Condit-Shrestha, Univ. of Minnesota
Catherine Ceniza Choy, UC Berkeley
Tammy Chu, Director of Resilience
Shannon Doona Heit, UCI
Do-hyun Kim, Koroot, South Korea
Eleana Kim Anthropology, UCI
Hosu Kim, CUNY Staten Island
Andrea Kim Cavicchi, UCLA
Mette A.E. Kim-Larsen, UCI
Elizabeth Kopacz, UC Riverside
James Kyung-Jin Lee, UCI
Julayne Lee, Adoptee Solidarity Korea-LA
Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State Univ.

Free and open to the public.

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*This event is not affiliated with the UCLA Center for Korean Studies.


Cost : Free and open to the public

UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies erica.yun@uci.edu

Sponsor(s): , UCI Center for Korean Studies, Northeast Asia Council of the Association of Asian Studies