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In this webinar, four researchers from the Asia Institute examine particular cases from Japan and Korea in order to explore how the discursive construction of COVID-19 and the social disruptions it has caused have opened space for the evaluation and re-evaluation of trends and practices within society.

The discussion covers pandemic-induced reconfigurations of hygiene, desire, personal identity, national character, political agendas and social movements.

Presenters

Dr Sunyoung Oh
Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Claire Maree
Convenor, Japanese Studies Program, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Dr Jun Ohashi
Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Patrick Murphy
PhD candidate, Japanese Studies Program, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

With an introduction by Associate Professor Michael Ewing, Asia Institute, and chaired by Melissa Conley Tyler, Research Fellow, Asia Institute.

Banner image credit: MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr

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COVID-19 discourse language

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