Language & Learning

The first SOAS seminar of the month: Shamans and Confucian Public Officials: Religion and Social Recognition in Korea Dr Antonio J. Domenech (Universidad de Málaga) Friday 1 March 2019, 5:15pm Room B104, Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London This seminar is free, but registration is required. Register here Abstract The general objective of this presentation […]

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Eleanor Hyun on Korean Munbangdo Paintings (OCS members + guests)

by Events Editor 9 February 2019
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A special lecture given by the BM’s Eleanor Hyun for the Oriental Ceramics Society: Picturing Possession: Korean Munbangdo Paintings A lecture by Dr. Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, curator of Korean collections at the BM Tuesday 12th February: The annual Sonia Lightfoot Memorial Lecture 5:45 for 6:15 pm with welcome drinks sponsored by Woolley & Wallis Society […]

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Carlo Rossetti’s photographs as social and historical narratives

by Events Editor 27 January 2019
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Continuing this term’s series of seminars at SOAS: Carlo Rossetti’s photographs as social and historical narratives about Korea at the beginning of the 20th century Assistant Professor Giuseppina De Nicola (Sapienza University of Rome) 1 February 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 PM SOAS, Brunei Gallery Room: B104 | Online Registration required Abstract Italy first established its […]

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North Korea’s Nuclear Program – A New Perspective

by Events Editor 26 January 2019
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SOAS’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Society and North Korean Culture Society host a public meeting offering new perspectives on the North Korean nuclear issue Monday 28 January 2019, 7pm till 9pm (Ending time depends on discussion) Venue: Room G3 | SOAS main building | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Guest Speaker: […]

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Kim Hong-joon Presents Short Essay Films on Korean Classic Cinema

by Events Editor 24 January 2019
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Kim Hong-joon’s talk dovetails nicely with the Early Korean Cinema season at the BFI. Plus, he’s always an interesting speaker, so this event should not be missed. Kim Hong-joon Presents Short Essay Films on Korean Classic Cinema Thursday 14 February 2019, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 […]

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15th K-pop Academy announces its programme

by Events Editor 18 January 2019
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The Application Window for the 15th K-pop Academy is open from 16 January to 6 February 2019. Don’t miss your chance to join this ever-popular programme: The 15th K-Pop Academy Date: 16 February – 27 April (10 weeks) Time: Every Saturday afternoon Venues: Korean Cultural Centre UK and various off-site venues Tuition Fee: Free This […]

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Jihoon Kim introduces his Korean Documentary Cinema project

by Events Editor 14 January 2019
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Jihoon Kim presents an introduction to his in-progress book project. Two days later at the KCC he will focus on a particular aspect of the project. Post-vérité Turns: Korean Documentary Cinema in the 21st Century Tue 22 January 2019, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT Room UG.04 | Westminster School of Art | 309 Regent Street | […]

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Jihoon Kim on the ‘Archival Turn’ of recent Korean Documentary Cinema

by Events Editor 10 January 2019
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Associate professor of cinema and media studies at Chung-ang University, Jihoon Kim will speak at the KCCUK on 24 January, examining recent tendencies in South Korean documentary cinema. Includes film screenings Cyclical Night (17m) + 88/18 (57m). The talk focuses on a particular aspect of Kim’s project on recent Korean documentary cinema. You can get […]

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SOAS seminar – From the Writing to Speaking Subject: Korean ‘Comfort Women’ and Girlhood

by Events Editor 29 December 2018
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The second of this year’s SOAS evening seminars: From the Writing to Speaking Subject: Korean ‘Comfort Women’ and Girlhood Dr Jinhee Choi (King’s College London) 25 January 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Brunei Gallery Room B104 | Register here Abstract From Snowy Road (눈길, dir. Lee Na-jeong, 2015) and Spirits’ Homecoming (귀향, dir. Cho […]

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SOAS seminar – Clever Speakers and Flexible Listeners: A Study on Sais-soli in Korean

by Events Editor 23 December 2018
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The first of SOAS’s Friday evening seminars of 2019: Clever Speakers and Flexible Listeners: A Study on Sais-soli in Korean Hae-Sung Jeon (University of Central Lancashire) 18 January 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Brunei Gallery Room B211 Online registration required Abstract Variation is natural and important part of language. What is fascinating in speech […]

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Call for Papers: Joint East Asian Studies Conference, Edinburgh, Sept 2019

by Events Editor 18 December 2018
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Deadline for this call for papers is 1 February 2019: Call for Papers Joint East Asian Studies Conference, University of Edinburgh, 4 – 6 September 2019 We are pleased to announce that the triennial Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC) will be held at the University of Edinburgh from 4 to 6 September 2019. The […]

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Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan

by Events Editor 2 December 2018
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Organised by the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies, but of interest to Koreanists: Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan 5 December 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm SOAS, Russell Square, College Buildings, Room 4426 Abstract Drawing insights from the literature on the effect of gender on […]

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You come in, I come out: a gay man in the South Korean army

by Events Editor 29 November 2018
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Jeram Yunghun Kang tells his personal and disturbing story of coming out as gay in the South Korean army, and discusses the institutional homophobia that still criminalises gay men in the military today. Jeram is a London based artist who earlier this year produced an art installation and book, ‘You Come In, I Come Out’ […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling

by Events Editor 27 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling: A Case Study on the Story Universe of The Journey to the West Barbara Wall (University of Copenhagen) Friday 14 December 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event […]

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SOAS evening seminar: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula

by Events Editor 26 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula Dr Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire) Friday 7 December 2018, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration Abstract In September 2016, […]

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K-ART NOW: Artist Talk J Roh

by Events Editor 24 November 2018
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Artist J Roh talks about her recent works with Seoyoung Kim, our lead curator. In her solo exhibition Fresh made in the street, she attempted to emphasize both physical and psychological experience she had in London, showcasing her work experience as an immigrant manual worker at Pret A Manger. The talk highlights Roh’s work revealing […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea?

by Events Editor 23 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea? Dr JongMi Kim (Coventry University) Friday 30 November 2018, 5:15 – 7:00pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration Abstract In this paper, I explore how the current feminist movement […]

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