The focus on North Korea continues into this month, with North Korea Freedom Week commencing 8 December.
Talks and seminars
1. North Korea and the Korean peninsula
- Chatham House hosts a half day conference on Security on the Korean Peninsula on 3 Dec
- The Daiwa Foundation hosts a session on Dealing with North Korea on 9 Dec at 6pm.
- EAHRNK hosts a talk on Disabled Rights in North Korea in the Taylor Room, John Adams Hall, Euston WC1H 0DP on 9 Dec at 7:30pm
- The All Party Parliamentary Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief launches a report on the status of religion within North Korea on 10 Dec at 5pm in Committee Room 12, Houses of Parliament. Attendees must RSVP by Monday 8th December 2014 to Clare at [email protected]
- The All Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea hosts the International North Koreans’ Association for Human Rights & Democracy (INKAHRD) in an open meeting in Committee Room 11, Houses of Parliament, 11 Dec at 3pm
- EAHRNK’s North Korean Memoirs series continues with a discussion on the Trafficking of North Koreans at Amnesty International UK on 15 Dec at 6pm. Attendees must register on EventBrite.
2. Discover Korea series at the KCC
- Dr. Do-Hyung Kim talks on the subject of The Korean Independence Movement and the Sacrifice of Minister Han-Eung Lee on 5 Dec
- David Price talks on travel in South Korea in a session entitled Off the Beaten Track
3. SOAS Centre of Korean Studies
- Professor Bruce Fulton talks about The Translations of James Scarth Gale, a Canadian Missionary in Korea, 1888-1929 in T102 (22 Russell Square) at 5:15pm on 3 Dec. [http://www.soas.ac.uk/koreanstudies/events/seminars/03dec2014-the-translations-of-james-scarth-gale-a-canadian-missionary-in-korea-1888-1929.html – page no longer active on SOAS website]
- Joan Kee talks about Performance in Authoritarian Korea, at 3:15pm (note time) in B111 (Brunei Gallery) [http://www.soas.ac.uk/art/events/east-asia-art-archaeology-research-seminars/05dec2014-why-performance-in-authoritarian-korea-.html – page no longer active on SOAS website]
- Eastern Kicks scores a massive coup by hosting the English premiere of Snow Piercer at the Roman Road Festival on 5 Dec. Sadly fully booked already.
- The KCC’s Year of the Film Professionals comes to an end. The final focus is on production designer Ryu Seonghie. Screenings are Bittersweet Life on 4 Dec and The Host (with Q&A) on 11 Dec.
- The KCC’s exhibition of contemporary silversmithing and jewellery continues all month
- Ham Jin’s solo show at HADA Contemporary opens on 4 Dec.
- Kyung-wha Chung’s first London recital in a decade is at the Festival Hall on 2 Dec.