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Exploring Humanistic Layers of Urban Travel

Representation, Imagination, and Speculation

Jooyoung Kim, Taehee Kim, Jinhyoung Lee, and Inseop Shin

This think piece approaches urban travel from a mobility humanities perspective, using the example of Seoul, South Korea, a leading metropolis in Asia. The article demonstrates three modes of interpreting urban travel in Seoul: (1) representation by means of mobile video technologies embodying a paradoxical relationship of powers; (2) literary imagination confining a possible mobile community in a restricted region; and (3) philosophical speculation presenting “crossing the Han River” as a spiritual and emotional reproduction of the connection between, and consequential rupture of, heterogeneous territories. The article pays particular attention to the represented, imagined, and speculated dimensions of urban travel, which is understood as a physically practiced and cognitively elaborated production, rather than a predefined movement per se.

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A Space of Belonging for Young Gay Men in Seoul

Elias Alexander

of Seoul's gay districts) acts as a critical vehicle through which young gay men navigate a sense of self and belonging vis-à-vis sociocultural structures. In emphasizing young gay men's interaction with the Chong-ro area, this article illustrates the

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(Dis-)Embedding Museums

On the Creation of New Urban Museumscapes in Hong Kong and Seoul

Birgit Mersmann

Driven by global economic and cultural competition, Asian megacities seek future-oriented local and global self-representation using cutting-edge museums of contemporary art. This article analyzes the embedding of two vanguard museum projects, the “Museum+” in Hong Kong, China, and the new Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea, into long-term urban planning strategies and concepts. In order to understand the intended purpose and process of how the new museums of contemporary art are devised as public spaces of cultural selfrepresentation and urban identity building, the study monitors the complete design process from the city government’s urban and institutional planning strategies over architectural design to the museum’s mission statement and collection strategy. By comparatively tracing the museum projects in Hong Kong and Seoul, the evidence shows that, although they share a common global cities agenda, their pathways of urban place-making and community-building vary greatly. These variations depend on the historical role and current geopolitical repositioning of each city.

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Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp, Ciraj Rassool, Bruce Levy, Vera Mey, Jeanette Atkinson, Elizabeth Rankin, Ying Ying Lai, Linda Young, Christian Mesia Montenegro, and Conal McCarthy

Fetish Modernity (Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm)

Remaking an Ethnographic Museum in Cologne (The New Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum—Cultures of the World)

The George W. Bush Presidential Center (Dallas, Texas)

Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004–2013 (Gallery LOOP, Seoul, and City Gallery Wellington)

L'Art Nouveau: La Révolution Décorative and Tamara de Lempicka (La Reine de l'Art Déco, Pinacothèque de Paris)

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Glyptothek, and Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Tangible Splendor: The Chi Chang Yuan Collection of Lacquer with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay (National Museum of History, Taipei)

First Peoples (Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum Linda Young)

The National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, and the National Museum of Peruvian Culture, Lima

David Bowie Is (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin)

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Sandra H. Dudley and Conal McCarthy

postdigital museum—through museums in cultural and urban development, new urban museumscapes in Seoul and Hong Kong, museums in Dubai, Biennales, museums and mental health, and museums online, to exhibitions as research, encounters in Melbourne’s Immigration

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Imagined Germany and the Battle of Models in South Korea

Rival Narratives of Germany in South Korean Public Spheres, 1990–2015

Jin-Wook Shin and Boyeong Jeong

reunification Joongang Ilbo Editorial 1990-07-02 3 The birth of a new Germany Seoul Shinmun Editorial 1990-10-03 4 Historical reunification of the divided Germany Kukmin Ilbo Editorial 1990-10-04 5 Lessons from the

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Toward a Model of Distributed Affectivity for Cinematic Ethics

Ethical Experience, Trauma, and History

Philip Martin

desperate cries of “let's get out of here!”), and Cheol-ho's pregnant wife, his daughter, and his son—in a dilapidated house in an underdeveloped district of Seoul. The most screen time is dedicated to Yeong-ho, his interactions with his fellow army retirees

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Michael R. M. Ward and Thomas Thurnell-Read

through dynamic processes of inclusion and exclusion ( Cuervo and Wyn 2014 ; Farrugia and Wood 2017 ; Ward and Habib 2019a ). This Issue In our first article, Elias Alexander explores how young, gay men in Seoul, South Korea, navigate a sexual

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The Costs of German Division

A Research Report

Werner Pfennig, Vu Tien Dung, and Alexander Pfennig

Deutschland und der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik 1949–1989 , Seoul, Office of Friedrich Ebert Foundation, no year given, 15; available at, accessed 26 July 2017. 5 “Die Rechnung kommt später, ” Der

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Sheila K. Hoffman, Conal McCarthy, and Billie Lythberg

University of Massachusetts Lowell Notes 1 Martin Luther King, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” 16 April 1963. . 2 The 20th General Conference was held in Seoul, South Korea, and the 22nd in