Live events are going to be pretty few and far between in the coming weeks and maybe months. So make sure you get on the RASKB and Korea Economic Institute of America mailing lists for news of their online events. Here are the talks I’m aware of this month, along with other online opportunities in addition to those mentioned in last month’s post.
- On 7 May Robert Winstanley-Chesters talks on North Korean Ghost Ships (with a documentary screening) for Bath Spa University
- On 12 May Paul Courtright talks on Witnessing Gwangju for the RASKB
- Koryo Studio is holding an online exhibition of the North Korean part of the Korean pavilion in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale
- John Torode’s Korean Food Tour is screening on the Food Network, which you can stream on the free app D-play. It’s much better than I was expecting.
- Netflix has a huge range of K-dramas. I never thought that such a good range would ever be available online, subtitled, legitimately. I’m currently hooked on Sky Castle, but here are some other recommentations.
- Hyelim Kim will be performing in a livestreamed multi-disciplinary performance on 3 May
- The KCC has started a weekly series of KCC Home Theatre videos which will stay online for a limited period. Currently online is the Mozart Sonata for two pianos from the Sejong Centre
- In translated literature, Sohn Won-pyung’s Almond, Pyun Hye-young’s The Law of Lines and Paek Nam-nyong’s Friend should be available in print this month, while Hong Yeon-sik’s manhwa Umma’s Table came out a week or so ago – the Guardian seemed to like it. Kim Siseup’s (1435-1493) Tales of the Strange is out on Kindle – somewhat more affordable than the hard copy.
- Two non-fiction / academic books I missed in my post last month: Keith Howard’s Songs for “Great Leaders” and Hoenik Kwon’s After the Korean War – An Intimate History are both now available.