London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korean Art PhD: ‘Picturing Migration: Presenting Art Works By Artists From South Korea Working In Britain, 2006-2008’

LKL contributor Dr Beccy Kennedy gives a flavour of what she has been working on for the past couple of years. ‘…memory organizes representations of the past into a structured sequence that produces a consciousness of an identity through time.’1 The visual and spoken cultural and social perspectives of South Korean artists living and working … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

Predicting Change in North Korea: the Post Kim Jong-il Era

The University of Cambridge Department of East Asian Studies is pleased to announce the following lecture in its series of East Asian seminars. This seminar will take place on Wednesday, November 25th in Room 7 of the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (formerly Oriental Studies), Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge from 12.30-14.00 Please note: this … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]