2020 International Conference, Romania

Eurasian mobility and intercultural exchanges

Conference Detail

  • Date26-27 November 2020
  • LocationOnline(ZOOM)




9:30 Official opening:

Representatives of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Letters

Prof. Inseop Shin, Director of Academy of Mobility Humanities, Konkuk University, Korea

Prof. Gabriela Carmen Pascariu, Director of Center for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania


10:00 Keynote:

Ludmilla Kostova, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria: Writing North Korea in the Twenty-first Century: Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy. Ordinary Lives in North Korea and Andray Ambrahamian’s Being in North Korea as Exercises in Vertical Travel

10:30 Session 1: Genres of mobility

Moderator: Soochul Kim

Dana Badulescu, Translation and Transcreation in Ezra Pound’s One-Image Poem

Jinhyoung Lee, Konkuk University, Korea: Relocating ‘the Modern Novel’ from the Western World to the Colonial Chosŏn

Soochul Kim, Konkuk University, Korea: The Korean Webtoon on the Move: Its Infrastructural Dynamics and Socio-cultural Implications

Sorina Chiper, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: Asia – an Experience of the Senses: Nikos Kazantzakis’ Travel Memoir

Weronika Rokicka, University of Warsaw, Poland: Re-imagining Europe: Perception of the Continent in Contemporary Indian Travel Magazines

Irina Chirica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: Intercultural Communication in the Work of Leslie Marmon Silko

Oana Cogeanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: Travel Writing as Intercultural Exchange

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Keynote:

Dan Chițoiu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: Meeting the Cultural Other through Artifacts

14:00 Session 2: Communication and cultural challenges

Moderator: Oana Cogeanu

Irina Roibu, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea: Foreign Professionals Working in Korean Companies

Corina Cara, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: Foreigners’ Challenges in South Korea as Seen on Social Media. An Exploration of Reddit Discussions

Lorena Dumitrașciuc, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: Similarities and Differences between Entrepreneurs in Europe and Asia

Oana Ursu si Elena Ciortescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: Exploring Cultural Patterns in Business Communication. Europe vs Asia

Irina Marinela Deftu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: From Cultural Imperialism to Linguistic Imperialism

FRIDAY, November 27

10:00 Keynote:

Michaela Mudure, Babes Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania: Orientalism and the European Periphery

10:30: Keynote:

James Mark, University of Exeter, UK: From Anti-Fascism to Democracy to Illiberalism: A History of Encounters between Eastern Europe and East Asia

11:00 Session 3: Mobility and policy issues

Moderator: Hak Je Yu

Jooyoung Kim, Konkuk University, Korea: A Study on Korean People’s Thoughts on the Immobility Situation Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Focusing on the Collection of Discourses by the Mobility Humanities Education Center at Konkuk University

Gijae Seo, Konkuk University, Korea: The Policies on Hansen’s Disease and Engagement of the Public: Seen through the Mass Media under the Japanese Colonial Rule of Korea

Anton Gostevschih, Euro Culturart, Romania: At the Crossroads of Worlds. Challenges of Eurasian Migration in 2020

Hak Je Yu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: The Three Seas Initiative: An Impact on Eurasia

Junwoo Choi, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania: Europe: Another Statist Continent? The Case of COVID-19

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Keynote:

Osman Bilen, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey: Exchange of Ideas: Example of the First Ottoman Journal of Philosophy

14:30 Keynote:

Asha Mukerjee, Visva-Bharati Central University, India: Human Mobility and Translation as Dialogue with Different Religious Traditions

15:00 Discussion and conclusions with the conference participants

Moderators Oana Cogeanu, Soochul Kim, Hak Je Yu​

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