The Way Home screens at the KCC

The KCC’s theme for its two film screenings in May is the family. The first of the films, The Way Home (집으로…) was the surprise low-budget hit of 2002. This is director Lee Jeong-hyang’s second film, her first being the gentle rom-com Art Museum by the Zoo, whose draw was the star actress Shim Eun-ha. […]

The Seoul Magazine photo challenge

One of my minor complaints with Seoul Magazine is their slapdash approach to visual material. Particularly in their events listings they splatter pictures around the page with no description of what the image depicts and what article or event it relates to. We bloggers have a partial excuse for not putting captions under pictures, because […]

Radio Pyongyang

Anna Lindgren explores some music from north of the DMZ Two years ago, I found myself browsing the homepage of Seattle-based label Sublime Frequencies. They offer some really interesting CDs and DVDs, but with my interest in most things related Korea the CD called “Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk and Agit Pop from the Hermit Kingdom” […]

Korea, Manchester and the International Art Triennial

Beccy Kennedy reports Britain’s first Triennial of Asian Art launched earlier this month, when a gaggle of global art goers gathered in the grandiose foyer and atrium of Manchester Art Gallery to preview the outstanding art installations from Korea. Of the five Asian countries selected by galleries in Manchester: China, India, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, […]

The Anglo-Korean Society post-graduate bursary

Not to be confused with the SOAS / AKS post-graduate bursary. That particular AKS is the Academy of Korean Studies. This post is about the Anglo-Korean Society’s bursary, administered by BAKS. Having sorted out that little confusion, read on… The Anglo-Korean Society through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering a single […]

An evening with Warwick Morris

News of an upcoming event organised by the Anglo Korean Society: An evening with Warwick Morris Former British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Wednesday 7th May 2008, 6.30 pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1 Northumberland Avenue | London WC2N 5EJ Warwick Morris (right) retired from the British Diplomatic Service in […]

AKS Korean night – she said

One of two accounts of the recent Anglo-Korean Society evening at the KCC – this one by new contributor Béatrice Colbrant What a cheerful and pleasant evening at the Korean Cultural Centre, organised on 10 April 2008 by indefatigable and always enthusiastic Sylvia Park, social events secretary of the Anglo Korean Society! The new Korean […]

AKS Korean night – he said

One of two accounts of the recent Anglo-Korean Society evening at the KCC – this one by Matthew Jackson The forces of the AKS, KTO and KCC were combined to good effect at the Cultural Evening on Thursday, 10 April. Walking around the packed Cultural Centre, it felt as though things have changed a lot […]

These people make me angry

Today we have two accounts of the AKS evening of Korean culture on 10 April (one of them unsolicited by me). Both of them are favourable and rightly appreciative of the efforts of Sylvia Park of the AKS in organising the event. So I feel justified in presenting another angle. The evening was scheduled to […]

Contemporary Korean Art gallery talk

If you’re free this Friday afternoon it’ll be well worth going along to the KCC to hear Dr Lee Sook-Kyung talk about the current exhibition of works from the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea. Dr Lee previously worked as an assistant curator at the museum and is now at Tate Liverpool. The talk […]

We are not Chinese! But do not miss JUMP!

JUMP! Yegam Theatre at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre, till 10 May 2008 Winner ‘Comedy Award’ at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2006 Korean National Assembly ‘Grand Prize for Drama & Musical,’ 2006 BBC TV ‘The Royal Variety Performance,’ December 2006 Review by Grace Kim To start with what everyone already knows, it’s pretty much impossible not to […]

Leading Korean poet comes to London

Ko Un (고은), one of Korea’s most prominent living poets, will be giving his first ever UK poetry reading at the Korean Cultural Centre, London on Tuesday, 29 April at 7.00-8.30pm. “It is very striking to see the kind of tuning fork [Ko Un] has been, re-inventing himself in every decade through the turns in […]

200 Pound Beauty screens at the KCC

The fourth film night at the Korean Cultural Centre on 24 April is the surprise hit of last year, 200 Pound Beauty. Synopsis Hanna is a lip sync vocalist for Ammy, the famous Korean pop singer. Even though she is always ignored because of her appearance, she has been a bright and lighthearted girl until […]

SOAS – AKS Postgraduate Bursary

SOAS is pleased to announce a second postgraduate Korean Studies scholarship for the academic year 2008-9. In addition to the previously announced Sochon Foundation Scholarship, SOAS will also be offering, in conjunction with the Academy of Korean Studies, the AKS Postgraduate Bursary. The bursary is worth £4,090 and can only be used to pay for […]

Sochon Foundation Scholarship at SOAS

Recently received from SOAS. The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London is pleased to announce a new scholarship for Korean Studies. The Sochon Foundation Scholarship is open to students wishing to study for a Korea-related degree at postgraduate level, commencing in the coming academic year (2008-9). For more details please see this […]

AKSE Conference 2009: Call for papers

24th AKSE CONFERENCE 17—21 June 2009 CALL FOR PAPERS AND FIRST NOTICE The Centre for Korean Studies, Leiden University, will host the 24th Biennial Conference of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe from 17-21 June, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Leiden, The Netherlands. Submissions in all areas of Korean Studies are welcome. […]