Two recent resources on Korean literature in translation

First, very hot off the press — uploaded to the Taylor & Francis website yesterday — is the Translation Review Korea special. As with most academic publications, this title is phenomenally expensive, so best to consult it via your university library online resources. Here’s the table of contents: Introduction: They Like to Sing and Dance […]

July events 2021

Lockdown is beginning to ease, but we are now beginning to enter into the traditional summer lull in events. But it’s nice that there’s a special Korean day in York this month. Hope that is a huge success. Exhibitions The KCC exhibition featuring the Royal Palaces of Joseon continues all month Haegyu Yang’s solo show […]

June events 2021

Gradually more real-life events are appearing in the calendar, but while we wait for things to catch up with the improved Covid situation, let’s get out and enjoy the weather after such a dismal May. Special Events The British Korean Society is arranging an event to honour British veterans of the Korean War on Thursday […]

May events 2021

Despite the gradual easing of the lockdown, things are still mostly online. Only Han Collection seems to be welcoming real-life visitors (do pay them a visit, and while you’re in the area pop into the contemporary ceramics showroom at 63 Great Russell Street – you’ll usually find work by at least one Korean potter in […]

Traditional Korean Ink Painting Workshop

The KCCUK has announced a new cultural course for spring/summer 2021. Artist-researcher Dr Young Maeng will introduce traditional Korean ink painting and demonstrate a variety of painting techniques for beginners. Traditional Korean Ink Painting Workshops Wednesday, 28 April / Friday, 30 April, 7pm-8pm Online Webinar | Free – Booking Essential How to Apply: E-mail to […]

Book review: Kim Soom – One Left

When the issue of comfort women has been with us since the Pacific War, to re-emerge in 1991 when Kim Haksun came forward as the first to announce herself as victim, it is astonishing that we had to wait until 2016 for what is, according to Bonnie Oh’s introduction (p ix), “the first Korean novel […]

April events 2021

Exhibitions Han Collection will be exhibiting the ceramics from Icheon that it featured online for Collect earlier this year, from 12 April The KCC is hosting a season of artist videos, with a limited online viewing window, starting 6 April Pontone Gallery is hosting an online exhibition featuring the work of Lee Jeonglok Screenings Minari […]

March events 2021

Our Korean cultural fixes are sadly still exclusively online.  One year into the lockdown, maybe I’m beginning to suffer from Zoom fatigue: the coming month feels the most barren for a while. Current highlight is the tail end of the Glasgow Film Festival, at which Korea is the focus country. But I’ll be aiming to […]

Korea Future Week: Coronavirus and Beyond

The LSE Student Union’s annual Korea Future Forum moves online in 2021. Further details below. Korea Future Week: Coronavirus and Beyond We are thrilled to announce our main flagship event of this academic year: Korea Future Week. This event consists of 4 panels with 4 distinct agendas: 22 Feb, 12-2pm: Economic Implications of COVID-19 | […]

February events 2021

As we approach the first anniversary of the UK lockdown, cultural organisations and academic institutions are getting into their stride with providing content online. While we still suffer from the lack of face-to-face communication and the ability to see works of art in the flesh, there seems to be an increasing range of other content […]