London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Fakes and curruption in art and academia

There has been a number of stories of fakes recently. Here’s a brief round-up of links 1 Shin Jeong-ah. Dongguk University Fires Bogus Professor, Korea Times, 20 July Stroke of luck, raw talent fueled Shin’s ascent, JoongAng Daily, 14 July. Some selected extracts: Shin Jeong-ah was 23 when the 1995 collapse of the Sampoong Department … [Read More]

A hallyu tourism research project in Leeds

A reader at ukfan’s DJG Comic Relief forum is doing a research project on Dae Jang Geum. He’s a PhD researcher at Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Leeds Metropolitan University. As part of this he needs your help to perfect a cultural survey. The survey can be found here. Please email it to … [Read More]

Oxford lecture on Koguryo and Balhae

With apologies for the late notice, I’ve just heard about a lecture on Koguryo and Balhae / Parhae / Bohai at Oxford tomorrow. Details as follows: Institute for Chinese Studies University of Oxford Trinity Term 2007 Seminar Series Koguryo and Bohai in the East Asian world order Tineke D’Haeseleer Institute of Chinese Studies University of … [Read More]

Call for papers – Edinburgh conference 20-22 Sept

Call for Papers: 4th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe Edinburgh, UK: 20-22 September 2007 The School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh (UK) is pleased to announce the 4th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention. The event is hosted by the University of Edinburgh (UK) and will take place … [Read More]

Two free talks this Friday (16 March)

Firstly, Chatham House Korea Discussion Group: 13.15-14.30 (Lunch 12.45-13.15 – £10 charge) Keeping the Flame of Human Rights in the Korean Peninsula: The Role of an International Human Rights NGO, Amnesty International in the Two Koreas Speaker: Rajiv Narayan Chair: Jim Hoare Further details on the Chatham House website. Secondly, SOAS Centre for Korean Studies … [Read More]

Feminism and women artists in Korean art

Lecture 5 in Jiyoon Lee’s Art & Society in Modern Korea course. Big caveat: a very simplistic and immature summary, prepared by someone with limited knowledge or understanding of these things, of a very brief lecture covering a huge topic. Treat with extreme caution. Posted here as a “stub” (in Wiki terms) which I might … [Read More]

Oxford to retain Korean Studies programme

From yesterday’s Korea Times. Thanks to Aidan FC for spotting this. Oxford University will continue to run its Korean studies program, which was initially scheduled to close down in June 2007, thanks to financial support a Korean nonprofit organization and a private company. The Korea Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting international understanding of … [Read More]

BAKS Spring Newsletter published

Here’s a link. Lots of interesting stuff, including news of a new blog on Korean history,, which I’ll add to the static pages on my main site. They are also good enough to plug my site, which is very good of them, seeing as the plug was unsolicited. To return the favour, please join … [Read More]