Gresham College hosts a free lunchtime talk, which they file under “Very Unusual”:
Mother Green Tree Frog and Her Children
Thursday, 13 November 2014 – 1:00pm
Barnard’s Inn Hall | Holborn | London EC1N 2HH | www.gresham.ac.uk
Through an examination of selected Korean folktales, the lecture will illustrate how traditional society was influenced by Confucian values and how in turn folktales reinforced the values of Confucianism in society.
A brief overview will be provided of Confucian values as established in Korea, as well as an analytical framework for examining folktales. Five tales still popular in contemporary Korean culture will be discussed.
No reservation required
You do not need to register for this free public event. It will be run on a “first come, first served” basis, so please feel free to arrive a little early to ensure that you can get a seat. Doors will be opened half an hour before the start of the event.