Category Archives: My Grad School Life

Chilled out intellectuals

My recent wonder in my daily life, it seems, is “chilled-out intellectuals.” Being chilled out is easy, and not necessarily a good thing (apparently increases health risks because you are not reacting to stresses you receive). Being a chilled-out intellectual … Continue reading

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A little bit of something else

I was reading a dissertation on the history of discourse on youth during the colonial period from Seoul National University the other day. This is my third time reading it over years as it is very relevant to my topic. … Continue reading

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Why Do We Hate Essentializing Nations?

If there is one clear line between history lovers and historians, or journalistic commentators and social scientists, it is probably the fact that scholars are extremely sensitive to any assumption of national characteristics. This also makes us allergic to the … Continue reading

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