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In Memory of Nancy Abelmann

In Memory of Nancy Abelmann We would like to dedicate this issue to the memory of Journal of Korean Studies board member Nancy Abelmann, who died January 6, 2016, at age fifty-seven. At her death Nancy was Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and the Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, East Asian Lan­ guages and Cultures, and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illi­ nois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a shooting star who burned brightly in the Korean studies field, which is now a little darker due to her passing. With The Journal of Korean Studies Nancy was an author, of course, and a good referee of manuscripts, who used her wide circle of scholarly acquaintances to find us reviewers when she couldn't do it herself. She guest edited, with Jesook Song, Volume 17, Number 2 (Fall 2012) "Korea through Ethnography." More than that, however, she mentored students who, in turn, became authors who have published in the journal. Fitting for an issue dedicated to Nancy, we have a wide variety of articles covering issues of gender and sexuality: the affective weight of mothers-in-law, new social statuses for female shamans, women in ethnocultural peril depicted in cinema, and the politics of the body in seventeenth-century Korean love tales. We also have two articles on development and space in early modem Seoul. In addition this issue has a couple of unique features: an interview with a North Ko­ rean writer and two review essays, one on recent books on North Korea, and the other giving the views of Chinese scholars writing on contemporary Sino--South Korean relations. CLARK W. SORENSEN, Editor-in-Chief Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-korean-studies/article-pdf/21/1/5/786502/5sorensen.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 16 June 2020 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Korean Studies Duke University Press

In Memory of Nancy Abelmann

Journal of Korean Studies , Volume 21 (1) – Mar 16, 2016

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Copyright © 2016 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
ISSN
0731-1613
eISSN
2158-1665
DOI
10.1353/jks.2016.0010
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Abstract

We would like to dedicate this issue to the memory of Journal of Korean Studies board member Nancy Abelmann, who died January 6, 2016, at age fifty-seven. At her death Nancy was Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and the Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, East Asian Lan­ guages and Cultures, and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illi­ nois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a shooting star who burned brightly in the Korean studies field, which is now a little darker due to her passing. With The Journal of Korean Studies Nancy was an author, of course, and a good referee of manuscripts, who used her wide circle of scholarly acquaintances to find us reviewers when she couldn't do it herself. She guest edited, with Jesook Song, Volume 17, Number 2 (Fall 2012) "Korea through Ethnography." More than that, however, she mentored students who, in turn, became authors who have published in the journal. Fitting for an issue dedicated to Nancy, we have a wide variety of articles covering issues of gender and sexuality: the affective weight of mothers-in-law, new social statuses for female shamans, women in ethnocultural peril depicted in cinema, and the politics of the body in seventeenth-century Korean love tales. We also have two articles on development and space in early modem Seoul. In addition this issue has a couple of unique features: an interview with a North Ko­ rean writer and two review essays, one on recent books on North Korea, and the other giving the views of Chinese scholars writing on contemporary Sino--South Korean relations. CLARK W. SORENSEN, Editor-in-Chief Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-korean-studies/article-pdf/21/1/5/786502/5sorensen.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 16 June 2020

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Published: Mar 16, 2016

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