The Center for Korean Studies spring colloquium series continues Thursday, May 1, 2008, with a presentation titled “The Process of Family Succession in Late Choson: A Case Study of Euisung Kim’s Family.” The speaker is Prof. Ki-Soo Eun of Seoul National University.
The colloquium will be held in the Center for Korean Studies conference room and will begin at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Family succession in the Choson period ideally involved succession by a legitimate son, usually an eldest son born to a legitimate wife in a family. Professor Eun investigates how family succession in the Choson period functioned in a high-mortality régime by focusing on the role and process of adoption. In this colloquium, Eun presents as an example family succession of Euisung Kim’s family in the Andong area.
Ki-Soo Eun is an assistant professor of sociology at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University. He is director of Korean studies at GSIS. His main interests lie in gender and family, population change, and religion. He is a graduate of Seoul National University and received his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.