2020 International Conference on Korea’s Global Position

The Korean Studies Unit, Coventry University, has finalised the upcoming conference agenda and the arrangements for joining remotely. The conference is open to the public to join remotely via the links below, but you are highly recommended to pre-register with Dr Eunju Hwang (Director, Coventry University Korea Centre, ac5130@coventry.ac.uk) if you intend joining, so that […]

Literary talk with author Yun Ko-eun and translator Lizzie Buehler

The KCC seems to be getting into a nice rhythm of mid-day talks featuring Korean authors and their recent translations. This month, Yun Ko-eun’s Disaster Tourist (밤의 여행자들, 2013. LKL review here). The Disaster Tourist Wednesday 21st October 12noon-1:30pm Venue: ZOOM (Online) Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk with your name and contact […]

2020 Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

Coming later this month, a free-to-attend online presentation of proposals for a practical approach to reunification. You can get a preview of some of the likely discussion points by reading the proposals which are available on the Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives website. 2020 Korean Peninsula Peace Forum A Socio-Economic Strategy Leading Towards Peaceful Korean Unification Wednesday […]

Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, […]

18th K-pop Academy: application window open

The K-pop Academy moves online for its 18th season. Judging by the choice of application methods and the draft programme details, a new emphasis this time is on bolstering the army of YouTube influencers for Korean culture! The more the merrier! The 18th K-Pop Academy Dates: 19 September – 31 October 2020 Time: Every Saturday […]

Literary talk with translator Sora Kim-Russell

The KCC’s September literature night is a special event: a Zoom conversation with translator Sora Kim-Russell, focusing on her latest translation to make it into print here, Pyun Hye-young’s The Law of Lines (LKL review here). To make the conversation worthwhile, the KCC expects us all to have read the book in advance. It is […]

Call for Papers: 2021 IKSU Annual International Conference

Let’s hope this conference can happen in real life: Call for Papers: 2021 IKSU Annual International Conference Exploring Landscape of K-Culture and Changes in Society: Past, Present and Future University of Central Lancashire, UK, 26-27 April 2021 From K-Pop, K-dramas, and K-films to political activism, K-culture is no longer limited to entertainment. Recently, the power […]

Online event: a conversation with Zadie Xa

With apologies for late notice, there’s an online talk with Zadie Xa later today hosted by the David Roberts Art Foundation. Xa has had a few performances in London over the past couple of years, most recently at Art Night 2019. I’ll certainly be registering for this one. DRAF Broadcasts: Live with artist Zadie Xa […]

Online lecture: North Korean Ghost Ships

A lecture and screening about a fascinating topic to ease you in to the Bank Holiday weekend. I missed the screening at SOAS last year so I’ll definitely be tuning in to this. North Korean Ghost Ships Thursday 7 May, 2020 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Talk by Robert Winstanley-Chesters and film showing and Q&A […]

RASKB Online Lecture: Practicing Korean Traditional Archery

In 1899, the visiting Prince Heinrich of Prussia expressed his astonishment to Emperor Gojong at a traditional archery demonstration. The Prince, hailing from a militarized Prussian culture, sought out demonstrations of Korean martial arts, and Archery was the most impressive among the arts demonstrated. He was familiar with Turkish and Hungarian Archery of Europe, which […]

KJOU: the new UK hallyu mag

Over on the KCC Facebook page they recently posted about a new hallyu magazine: KJOU. I visited the magazine’s website today and ordered myself a copy of their first issue. If you’re interested, there are a few copies left, but as the second issue is imminent don’t hesitate because they’ll be gone soon. Of course, […]

Korea Society Webcast: Korean Election Analysis

Stanford University Professor Gi-Wook Shin joins Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a timely breakdown of the April 15 Korean legislative elections. Professor Shin, Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Director of Korean Studies, and William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea, examines the voice of the electorate and impact of the National […]

Online lecture: Samsung Rising

Let’s hope there are more of these to keep us interested while stuck at home. Instructions for joining this free Zoom conference can be found on the RASKB website. And while you’re there, join as a member if you haven’t already. Geoffrey Cain will be talking about his book Samsung Rising which was published last […]

K-Dance 2020: pre-performance conversation

Don’t miss this talk before the second performance in the Korean Dance Festival. There’s also a Q+A after the performance. Pre-show Conversation Part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020 Tuesday 2 June 2020, 6:00pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY £5 or £2.50 if bought with a ticket […]

K-Art Now: Artist Talk with Yva Jung CANCELLED

Another cancellation because of Covid-19 Sasapari’s K-Art Now series resumes: K-Art Now: Artist Talk with Yva Jung Sotheby’s Institute of Art | 30 Bedford Square | London WC1B 3EE Monday 30 March 2020, 18:30 – 20:00 BST Register on Eventbrite K-Art Now presents Yva Jung, a Korean artist based in London, to talk about her […]