the korea project...

international conference on process and han...

Dates: Thursday, February 1 - Friday, Febrary 2, 2007

Venue: Haddon Conference Center, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Registration: Although attendance at the sessions are free, in order to attend the lunch meals or receive hard copies of the papers, you will need to pre-register. You can do so by mailing a check for $50 (made out to "Korea Project, CPS/CST") to 1325 N College Ave, Claremont CA 91711. Registration will also be available onsite the morning of Thursday, Feb. 1.



  • 4:00-10:00 p.m. Registration (at Double Tree Hotel, Claremont)


  • 9:00-9:30: Welcome Remarks, Kilsang Yoon (Representing the Korea Project Board)
         Banthe C. Amarayano (Representing Buddhism)
         Changsoon Lee (Representing Christianity)
         Jong Whan Cha (Pres., Korea America Education Research Center)
         Herman Greene (International Process Network)

  • 9:30-10:20: Keynote Lecture: "Process Thought and East Asian Mind" by John B. Cobb, Jr.

  • 10:20-12:30: Process and Han as Korean Mind, Chair: Kiyul Chung (Chinese Academy of Social Science)
        10:20 - Yonghwan Kim (Chungbuk Univ.), "The Public Philosophical Encounter between Process and Han"
                    Respondent: Max Johnson (Claremont Graduate Univ.)
        11:00 - Break
        11:10 - Yonghwan Kim (Chungbuk Univ.), "An Overview on the Fetus Education of Han Spirit" (Video)
        11:50 - Wonsuk Chang (Sungkyunkwan Univ.), "Comparative Study between Process Philosophy and Korea Tradition"
                    Respondents: Keydae Kim (Church of Peace, LA)

  • 12:20-2:00: Photo / Lunch Break

  • 2:00-5:40: Postmodernism and Dialogues: Jayhyon Nahm (Retired Prof. Yonsei Univ., Korea)
        2:00 - Kiyul Chung (Chinese Academy of Social Science), "Han Thought and Donghak's Logic of Holistic Inclusion:
                   Religion and Social Transformation"
                   Respondent: Chan Lee (Univ. of Hawaii)
        2:40 - Zhihe Wang (China Project Director, CPS and CGU), "The Relevance of Constructive Postmodern Thinking to
                   Reconcile the Conflict between Religions"
                   Respondent: Jinsun Park (Mt. Sac College)
        3:30 - Doheum Lee (Hanyang Univ.), "Comparative Study on the Hwajaeng and Postmodern Philosophies"
                   Respondent: Heecheon Jeon (Claremont Grad. Univ.)
        4:10 - Bongjin Kim (Kyusoo Univ.), "Public Philosophy and Han Thought"
                   Respondent: Kenneth Dale
        5:00 - Byungsoo Kim (Daejon Univ.), "Han Medicine and Hanism"
                   Respondents: Soyoung Suh (Mckenna College)

  • 6:00: Dinner Party (at Haddon Conference Center)


  • 9:00-12:30: Han and Hahn Dialogue, Chair: Key Ray Chong (Retired Prof. Texas Univ)
        9:00 - Andrew Sung Park (United Methodist Seminary), "Wars, Hahn, Jung, Mut (Peace), and Han: A Process View "
                  Respondent: Susan Nelson (Claremont School of Theology)
        9:40 - Kwanghee Park (South Baylo Univ.), "European Dissociation and Korean Association"
        10:30 - Gyungwon Lee (Daejin Univ.), "The Characteristics of Korean Native Religions and Daesoon Thought"
                   Respondent: Jinsoo Kim (Claremont School of Theology)
        11:10 - Suksan Yoon (Hanyang Univ.), "The Meaning of Donghak Thinking and Postmodernism"
                   Respondent: Key Ray Chong (Texas Univ.)
        11:50 - Taegoo Noh (Kyonggi Univ.), "Donghak Nationalism and Reunification in Korea"
                   Respondent: Jochen Strack (American Friends Service Committee)

  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch Break

  • 2:00-6:00 Reunification and Global Ethics, Chair: Byungsuh Kim (Ewha Women's Univ.)
        2:00 - Indong Oh, "The Problem of Corea and Korea"
        2:40 - Inkwan Hwang (Bradley Univ.), "Neutralization Unification in Korea"
                   Respondent: Daljoong Chang (Seoul National Univ.)
        3:30 - Jayanth Paraki (Telemedecine Research Lab., India), "Ethics, Business, and Human Value System"
                   Respondent: Jayhyon Nahm (Yonsei Univ.)
        4:10 - Hwalwoong Lee (Former Korean Ambassador), "Korea, War, and the Role of the USA: Debate on the 'New
                   Pearl Harbor' Issue"
                   Respondent: Suntae Chun
        4:50 - Jongson Noh (Yonsei Univ.), "Joshua Syndrome and Preventive Economy for Peace"
                   Respondent: Anselm K. Min (Claremont Graduate Univ.)

This conference is sponsored by South Baylo Oriental Medical School, Bae Sang Myun Brewery co., The Association of Korean Native Religions, and the Center for Process Studies.

Directions to Claremont School of Theology

Local Hotels and Lodging

Campus Map [pdf]

For more information, please contact Sang Yil Kim ([email protected]) or HiHeon Kim ([email protected])