Dr. Steven Lee, associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia talks about upcoming talks he’ll be giving on the Korean War in relation with the play Falling in Time, why the war is forgotten, and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Dr. Steven Lee from the University of British Columbia joins me now. He’s on to promote a couple of appearances he’ll be making on the Korean War. His talk is called ‘The Forgotten War and Its Aftermath.’ It’s part of the latest show put on by Screaming Weenie Productions. In November they’ll be presenting a new play, Falling in Time. It’s by the playwright C.E. Gatchalian. Visit www.screamingweenie.com for more information on the show, which is a play set in Vancouver in 1994, and takes the audience back to the Korean War and explores themes of war, masculinity, sexuality, and more. Dr. Lee will be giving his talk as part of the show, providing context and perhaps deepen the engagement of the audience. Dr. Lee will be speaking next Wednesday, 26 October 2011 at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library downtown. That’s at 7.00pm. And there’ll be a roundtable discussion Sunday, 06 November 2011 at the Rhizome Café at 317 East Broadway. That’s at 6.30pm. We’ll get Professor Lee to preview his talk, the show, Falling In Time, and remind us about the Korean conflict. Why is it forgotten? Steven Lee is an associate professor of history at UBC. He’s written a couple of books, one called The Korean War, and Outposts of Empire: Korea, Vietnam, and the Origins of the Cold War in Asia, 1949-1954. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Steven Lee; Good morning, Professor Lee.