This new edited volume entitled ‘On the Margins of Urban South Korea: Core Location as Method and Praxis’ is an important volume that is interdisciplinary and adventurous while critical and insightful. It brings together colleagues who have been working on urban Korea from various disciplinary perspectives, and makes a great contribution to the on-going efforts to de-centre global urban studies and knowledge production.

Having first-hand observed the years-long process of the volume shaping up (sessions at the American Association of Geographers and the Association of Asian Studies as well as writing workshop in addition to multiple discussions with editors), I am very honoured to be invited to this online book launch event and joining the authors as well as other esteemed discussants. I will be discussing how the book contributes to the global (southern) urbanism studies, a theme that I have addressed in my contribution to a forthcoming handbook of global urbanism.

If you’d like to join this event, please send an email to Grayson Lee (

Event date and time: Friday, 25 September 2020, 12-2 pm (EST)