Korean manuscripts week at the Wellcome Library’s Asian Collections

An opportunity to study original Korean block printed books and manuscripts from the Wellcome Library’s Asian Collections Date: 14–17 June 2010 Course tutor: Mrs Beth McKillop, Director of Collections Victoria and Albert Museum London Venues: Gibbs Building, Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, The British Library Timetable Monday 14 June, 15.00–18.00 Introduction to […]

The 2010 Essay Contest – Who ate up all the Shinga?

Last year, the Korean Literature Translation Institute launched an essay competition to encourage people to read Korean Literature in translation. The title chosen was Ch’oe Yun’s There a Petal Silently Falls – a novella which I personally struggled with. In my own feeble submission, I suggested that a colonial period novel would have been a […]

Korean Studies safe at Sheffield

A very welcome job posting: THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, UK SCHOOL OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES (Full) Professorship in Korean Studies: Consequent upon a five-year grant made by the Korea Foundation, the University is seeking to appoint to a new Korea Foundation Chair of Korean Studies in the School of East Asian Studies and in the […]

Upcoming KCC talk on development on Korean protestantism

News of an interesting lecture at the KCC this month: Korean missionaries: Protestant churches and their global vision Dr Kirsteen Kim (Theology at Leeds Trinity University College) Date & Time: Wednesday 31st March 2010, 6.30pm Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Korean Cultural Centre Email to info@kccuk.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7004 2600 to reserve your place Wherever you […]

Two Korea-related talks at the Senate House

News of two upcoming Korea-related seminars in the Comparative Histories of Asia Seminar hosted by the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, University of London. Thursday 28th January, 5.30pm Dr Owen Miller (Cambridge / SOAS) “The Idea of Stagnation in Korean History from Fukuda Tokuzo to the New Right” Thursday 25 February, 5.30pm Professor […]

Kim Jeong-ho’s Daedong Yeojido online

An amazingly detailed 1861 pictorial map of the Korean peninsula is now available online. Well worth a look. # The Daedong yeojido was produced by the great Korean geographer Kim Jeong-ho. The map is at a scale of about 1:162,000 and is a wood block print that includes two inset maps of Seoul, texts and […]

Ch’udo yebae: Christian Accommodation to Korean Ancestral Rites

Details of November’s Global Korea Lecture at the Cultural Centre: Tuesday 24th November 2009, 6.30pm Subject: Ch’udo yebae: Christian Accommodation to Korean Ancestral Rites Speaker: Professor James H. Grayson (School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield) Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Korean Cultural Centre According to the 2005 Korean Household and Population Census, Christians now represent […]

Michael Shin on Yi Kwang-su’s The Heartless

The third Global Korea lecture of 2009 will be held at the KCC on 29 September at 6:30pm. Michael Shin from Cambridge University will talk on Yi Gwangu’s The Heartless, sometimes known as Korea’s first modern novel. There will be a raffle to win the novel in an English translation. The novel The Heartless by […]

Calling all Seoulites in Cambridge and London

A request for help from a PhD student in Cambridge. Do help out if you can. There’s some pocket money in it for you: 안녕하세요? Cambridge University Phonetics Lab 에서 서울말 연구를 하고 있는 박사과정 학생입니다. 간단한 듣기 실험 (한국말 소리를 듣고 질문에 대답하는 것) 도와주실 분을 찾고 있습니다. 실험은 1시간 ~ 2시간 정도가 소요 […]

Korean history lecture at Senate House

Somewhat late notice of a lecture on a very particular aspect of early 20th century Korean history, at the Senate House on Thursday 12 March. Free. Institute of Historical Research, Comparative Histories of Asia Seminar: “The Print Industry in Early Modern Seoul and Pyongyang” Dr Michael D. Shin (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, […]