Colloquium: The Process of Family Succession in Late Choson

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 regime 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.