London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Book talk: The New Seoul Park Jelly Massacre

KCCUK is pleased to announce the forthcoming author talk with Cho Yeeun about her novel ‘The New Seoul Park Jelly Massacre’, published this month. This is an in-person event at the Korean Cultural Centre with the author Cho Yeeun joining via video-link. Join us to discover more about Yeeun’s inspirations and work. Set in a … [Read More]

March Korean Literature Night: The Road to Sampo

This March we will read the novel ‘The Road to Sampo’ by Hwang Sok-yong. This month will also feature a special discussion Zoom event, with all participants able to turn on the camera, speak, and discuss the work during the talk. Prof. Jieun Kiaer (Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics, University of Oxford) will … [Read More]

Children’s books – the latest translation trend?

In this month’s edition of World Literature Today, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp draws attention to a number of recent publications of translated children’s books coming from Korea. She speculates: The interest in the Korean children’s market may have been spurred by innovative illustrator, animator, and artist Baek Heena being named the 2020 laureate of the Astrid … [Read More]

Particles are Expressives: the case of Korean

This Friday’s seminar at SOAS is on the subject of linguistics: Friday, March 11th, 5pm, room G50 (main building) Dr. JIEUN KIAER, University of Oxford Particles are Expressives: the case of Korean Abstract: Often, the dimensions of meaning beyond propositional meaning have been understudied or put aside, as those meanings have been considered insignificant and … [Read More]

SOAS lecture series – spring term 2011

Here’s the schedule for the coming couple of months. I’ll update this post with the detailed abstracts and speaker biographies as and when I receive them. All lectures are in room G50 of the SOAS main building unless otherwise stated. Friday, January 21st, 5pm Prof. HAZEL SMITH, Cranfield University “The political economy of poverty in … [Read More]