2019 Quiz on Korea at the KCC

Your Korean needs to be seriously good, as does your general knowledge on Korea, to take on the international finalists. Take a look at last year’s televised final in Korea. Still, you get to meet Lee Teuk. If you think you’re good enough, or if you just want a bit of fun in the UK […]

[Cambridge] Ra Jong-yil Lecture – Professor Carter Eckert

This year’s Ra Jong-yil Lecture at Cambridge will be given by Professor Carter Eckert from Harvard University: The US in the Making of South Korean Militarism (1945-1961). The Shasha Suite | Westminster College | Madingley Road | Cambridge Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 – 17:00 to 19:00 Militarism has been deeply intertwined with Korean history and […]

Ex-periphery: South Korea in the Post-miracle Era

A talk at St Antony’s College Oxford this month: Ex-periphery: South Korea in the Post-miracle Era Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:30pm Venue: Fellows’ Dining Room, St Antony’s College Speaker: Irina Lyan (Oxford) Convenor: Rosemary Foot In this talk I propose to draw attention to the often neglected category of ex-peripheries—former developing economies which are still […]

Discussion: Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula

Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: a public meeting with Francis Daehoon Lee, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, South Korea; Glyn Ford, former MEP and author of ‘Talking to North Korea’; and Carol Turner, CND. People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy is a South Korean NGO with consultative status at ECOSOC, the UN Economic and Social Council. It […]

SOAS seminar: The Re-Organization of the Rural Economy in Modern Korea

The first, and possibly only, seminar of the new term: Empire by Association: The Re-Organization of the Rural Economy in Modern Korea, 1870-1945 Dr Holly Stephens (University of Edinburgh) Friday 26 April 2019, 5:15 – 7:00pm SOAS Brunei Gallery Room B104 | Registration required via SOAS website Abstract The late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries were a […]

Chatham House Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

A one-day conference at Chatham House to examine the state of play on the Korean peninsula following February’s summit in Hanoi. Update: the conference is now fully subscribed. Korean Peninsula Peace Forum: Prospects for Lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula Friday 12 April 2019 Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London SW1Y 4LE […]

Dream and Dreaming – their place in our lives

You are strongly encouraged to come along to this discussion on dreams and dreaming, to be introduced to Bongsu Park’s Dream Auction project and to explore the broader contexts of dream culture: Dream and Dreaming – their place in our lives Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 15:00-16:00 Wellcome Collection | 183 Euston Road | London NW1 […]

Korean Language & Culture Course Launch Party

This is a course and an organisation we haven’t come across before. Launch event is free, but there’s no indication of the pricing for the course itself. Launch Party for Korean Language & Culture Course Venue: European School Of Economics | 4 Mandeville Place | London W1U 2BG Friday 22 March 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 […]

Remembering Kim Bok-dong 1926 – 2019

Kim Bok Dong was a victim of Japan’s wartime military sexual slavery, and one of the first of the survivors to speak out in the early 1990s. She became a prominent human rights campaigner on this and other issues affecting lives of young women. She passed away this year on 28 January. On March 13th, […]

SOAS seminar: Remembering a dissident Confucian Monk

This is a seminar I’m particularly looking forward to, as I’ve been interested in the story of King Danjong since I came across the burial site of his placenta a few years ago. Remembering a dissident Confucian Monk: How Kim Sisŭp became Sŏlcham, and Sŏlcham the Boyi of Korea Dr Dennis Wuerthner (Ruhr-University Bochum) Friday […]

Talk by ROK Ambassador Enna Park – Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula Opportunities and Challenges

A speical early evening talk by Ambassador Park: Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula Opportunities and Challenges Speaker: HE Ambassador Enna Park The River Room | Kings College | Strand Tuesday 5 March 2019 17:30-18:30 | Register via Eventbrite Last year saw a great shift in the situation on the Korean peninsula. North Korea stopped its […]