Director of Center for Asian Cities (CAC) at Seoul National University Asia Center
Bae-Gyoon Park is a Professor of Geography in the College of Education at Seoul National University in Korea, and the director of Center for Asian Cities (CAC) at Seoul National University Asia Center.
His recent research focuses on geo-political economies of East Asian border regions and (post) developmental urbanism in East Asia. He is an editor of Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia (Blackwell 2012) and several Korean-written books. He has also published papers in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Critical Sociology, Political Geography, Economic Geographyand Critical Asian Studies.
He will take part of the Visting Professors Program designed by EHESS on proposal of Valérie Gelezeau (Chine, Corée, Japon - CCJ).
Special zones and territorialities of East Asian developmental states
This lecture aims to provide a conceptual framework to see the special zones in East Asia in relation to the territoriality of the state. In particular, I try to theorize the special zones in relation to the dialectics of the contradictory relations between mobility and fixity inherent in the territoriality of the modern nation state. In addition, it will be suggested to see special zones as an essential part of the spatiality of the East Asian developmental states, given the spatio-temporal contexts of the East Asian capitalist development. On the basis of these theoretical discussions, I will divide the special zones that have been developed in East Asia since the 1960s into 3 different types: 1) special zones in transition economies, 2) developmentalist special zones, 3) neo-liberal special zones.
Dans le cadre du séminaire Current Research in Socio-Economics, animé par Eve Chiapello, directrice d'études de l'EHESS et Paul Lagneau-Ymonet, maître de conférences à l'Université Paris-Dauphine.
- 11 March 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 - room AS1_23, 54 bd Raspail, Paris 6e
Urban ideology, Gangnam-ization of Korean urban development and the hegemony of Korean capitalism
This lecture addresses the ways in which a dominant discursive and imaginary representation of what the urban should be about has shaped the forms of urban development in South Korea. In particular, it argues that 1) the ways in which the developmental processes and life style of Gangnam, the first modern new town in Korea, have been discursively represented have greatly influenced the formation of dominant discursive and imaginary representation of what the urban should be about in Korea, thereby resulting in the construction of a certain urban ideology, and 2) the urban ideology, constructed through certain discursive representations of Gangnam, has greatly influenced the ways in which the Korean middle class has desired, aspired and consumed particular forms of urban space, thereby resulting in the spatial replication of the Gangnam-like urban forms throughout the country.
Dans le cadre du séminaire Intelligences de la Corée, animé par Alain Delissen, directeur d’études de l’EHESS, Valérie Gelézeau, directrice d’études de l’EHESS, etIsabelle Sancho, chargée de recherche au CNRS
- 15 March 2019, 10:00-12:00 - Classroom, Ground floor., Maison de l'Asie, 22 avenue du président Wilson, Paris 16e.
Developmental state and politics of industrial complex development in South Korea
This lecture explores the ways in which the Masan Free Export Zone was developed in the late 1960s. In contrast to the developmental state thesis, which relies on the neo-Weberian assumption of the state-society separation and the methodological nationalism, this research borrows the strategic- relational view to the state, which sees the state actions as an outcome of complex interactions among social forces acting in and through the state, as well as the multi-scalar approach to the political economic processes, in order to better grasp the spatiality of Korean industrialization. In particular, this paper will examine the ways in which the construction of Masan Free Export Zone was planned, implemented and materialized through complex and contested interactions among social forces at various geographical scales acting in and through the state.
- 20 March 2019, 14:00 -16:00 - room BS1_28, 54 bd Raspail, Paris 6e
Changing border landscapes in East Asia: The cases of Kinmen (Taiwan) and West Sea 5 Island (Korea)
This lecture explores the changing border landscapes in Kinmen island (Taiwan) and West Sea 5 Islands (Korea). On the basis of a relational view to territory and border, in particular, it suggests that both border regions cannot be solely explained on the basis of the logics of security and territoriality; instead, they need to be seen in terms of complex interactions between the logics of mobility and territoriality, and as zones of compromise between geo-political fear and geo-economic hope. At the same time, the differences between both border regions will be discussed. The border region in Kinmen can be seen as a channel of cross-border exchange and flows because it is more oriented toward the logics of mobility and economies. On the contrary, the border regions in the West Sea 5 Islands (Korea) can be characterized as a place of conflict and tensions because they are more centered on the logics of territory and security.
Dans le cadre du séminaire Intelligences de la Corée, animé par Alain Delissen, directeur d’études de l’EHESS, Valérie Gelézeau, directrice d’études de l’EHESS, et Isabelle Sancho, chargée de recherche au CNRS
- 29 March 2019, 10:00-12:00 - Classroom, Ground floor, Maison de l'Asie, 22 avenue du président Wilson, Paris 16e.