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 […]