KCC Lecture: Tradition and Innovation of Korean Buddhist Sculpture

News of this month’s Global Korea lecture at the KCC:

Tradition and Innovation of Korean Buddhist Sculpture
By Professor Youngsook Pak (SOAS)

Sculpture by Park Chan-sooDate & Time: Wednesday, 19th May 2010 6.30pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Korean Cultural Centre UK
Email to info@kccuk.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7004 2600 to reserve your place

About the Talk

As part of ‘Buddha Speaks with a New Voice: Who am I’ and author of many books about Korean art including Buddhist Sculpture: Handbook of Korean Art, Professor Youngsook Pak will deliver a talk on the very essence of Korean Buddhist art.

About the speaker

Professor Youngsook Pak obtained her PhD from the University of Heidelberg. At SOAS, she was the first scholar to introduce Korean Art History as a degree subject in a Western university.

Since her retirement in 2006 from SOAS as Reader Emerita, Professor Pak was invited by Yale University as the Korea Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor.

She has written many books and articles, including Arts of Korea, Goryeo Dynasty, Handbook of Korean Art series, True View Landscape, and very recently in The History of Painting in East Asia.

While at Yale, she organized a major international conference on Buddhist Art in East Asia: seven of the nineteen participants were Korean scholars with the conference papers being published by Yale University Press.

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