Congratulations to Brother Anthony of Taizé for his honorary MBE, awarded by ambassador Charles Hay on 2 December at the ambassador’s residence in Seoul. The official citation reads as follows…
Brother Seon Jae AN
For services to the Royal Asiatic Society and to furthering the study of English Literature in Korea.
…but equally we all know him for his translations of Korean literature into English, particularly the poetry of Ko Un, and for his passion for Korean tea.
Robert Neff has done a nice write-up of the evening in the Korea Times.
- Honorary British awards to foreign nationals – 2015 (UK government website)