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Hwang Sok-yong will be heading down to London from the Edinburgh International Book Festival to talk about his latest novel to be translated into English: Hwang Sok-yong: A Modern Tale of Poverty Asia House | 63 New Cavendish Street | London W1G 7LP August 17, 2017, 18:45 – 20:00 £10, Conc £8, Members £5 | […]

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Event news: Undercover in Pyongyang – a discussion at Asia House

by Events Editor 28 April 2017
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This year’s Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival brings us two talks with a Korean interest. The second of these is a discussion of North Korean issues between Suki Kim, author of Without You, There Is No Us (LKL review here) and Paul French, author of North Korea: State of Paranoia. Sin Cities: Undercover in […]

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Event news: Reflections on the East Asian 20th Century, at Asia House

by Events Editor 27 April 2017
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This year’s Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival brings us two talks with a Korean interest. The first of these is a conversation between Min Jin Lee (LKL review of her debut novel Free Food for Millionaires here) and former Man Booker Prize for Fiction judge Erica Wagner. Reflections on the East Asian 20th Century Min Jin […]

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Event news: K-Lit in the age of Korean Cool

by Events Editor 4 April 2016
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For those who are lucky enough to get to the Korean Literature Night at the KCC this month, the author of the featured book will be at Asia House a couple of weeks later: K-Lit in the age of Korean Cool 10 May, 2016, 18:45 – 20:30 Asia House | Book here Hallyu – the […]

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Event news: Benson Lee’s Seoul Searching to screen at Asia House film fest

by Events Editor 25 January 2016
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It’s good that we’re finally getting a chance to see Seoul Searching in London. The Asia House Film Festival presents its European premiere. Earlier in the festival is the UK premiere of the documentary State of Play. Seoul Searching Dir: Benson Lee, USA / South Korea / China, 2015) 105 minutes, European premiere Time: February […]

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Event news: State of Play, a documentary on pro-gamers, to screen at Asia House film fest

by Events Editor 25 January 2016
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Asia House has published the programme for its 2016 film festival. Two films will be of interest to Korea specialists. Steven Dhoedt’s documentary on the world of professional computer gamers, and Benson Lee’s comedy Seoul Searching. State of Play Dir Steven Dhoedt, Belgium / South Korea, 2013 85 minutes, UK premiere Time: Tuesday, 23 February […]

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Exhibition news: Shin Meekyoung’s Translation Paintings at Asia House

by Events Editor 12 August 2015
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Shin Meekyoung’s exhibition of her Painting Series earlier this year came to a slightly premature end when the gallery hosting it unexpectedly closed. The exhibition had been beautifully set up, and we really enjoyed it. Hopefully the series should work equally well in Asia House’s Georgian interior. Translation Paintings by Meekyoung Shin Friday 14 August–Friday […]

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침묵 Silence, A Day at the Temple — at Asia House

by Events Editor 20 June 2015
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An interesting day of dance, tea and meditation at Asia House: 침묵 Silence, A Day at the Temple Monday 13 July 2015, 12:00 – 8:30pm Asia House | 63 New Cavendish Street | London W1G 7LP Admission free but registration required: register here. Join us to recreate a day in a temple with performances by […]

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Hwang Sok-yong returns to London

by Philip Gowman 13 May 2015
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A little over a year after the London Book Fair, at which his Vietnam war novel The Shadow of Arms was launched, Hwang Sok-yong returned to London to launch Sora Kim-Russell’s translation of his 2007 novel Princess Bari. Hwang appeared at Asia House today for a book-signing and conversation with Guardian literary critic Maya Jaggi, […]

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A Conversation with Hwang Sok-yong, at Asia House

by Events Editor 15 April 2015
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This year the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival gives us a Korean heavyweight. Hwang Sok-yong will be coming to talk about his recently translated novel, Princess Bari. Read LKL’s interview with the book’s translator, Sora Kim-Russell, here. UPDATE: Asia House has kindly offered LKL readers a discount of £2 off the ticket price. Simply enter the […]

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Bada Song: This Way & That, at Asia House

by Events Editor 11 December 2014
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News of a show by Bada Song this month at Asia House: Bada Song: This Way & That Asia House | 63 New Cavendish St | London W1G 7LP | http://asiahouse.org 16 – 19 December 2014 09.00 – 18.00 Update: exhibition extended till 9 January 2015. Opening reception (registration required) 16 December 18:30 – 20:30 […]

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Korea’s Economy in Transition – a report from the recent evening at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 24 October 2014
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Sometimes, when you go along to an evening talk, you are looking forward to the networking rather than the substance of what the speakers will be saying. Perhaps you think you won’t learn much, and you’re going along out of a vague sense of duty, because other people will expect you to be there. Well, […]

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South Korea: An Economic Powerhouse in Transition, at Asia House

by Events Editor 17 October 2014
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News of an upcoming talk at Asia House: South Korea: An Economic Powerhouse in Transition 21 October 2014, 18:00 – 20:30 Asia House is delighted to invite you to join us for a stimulating discussion on the economic and foreign relations between the EU/UK and South Korea. The format will be a seated conference followed […]

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Bridging Colours – White: Yong Min Cho performs at Asia House

by Events Editor 11 June 2014
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Details of the final performance linked to Yong Min Cho’s Asia House residency have been announced. Book your seat on the Asia House website. Bridging Colours – White Dance and Music Performance Asia House | 63 New Cavendish St | London | W1G 7LP 13 June 2014, 6:45pm – 8:00pm As part of his residency […]

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Asia House celebrates Lit Fest with Jukhee Kwon

by Philip Gowman 6 May 2014
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The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival officially opens today, though there was a prequel last month when when Shin Kyung-sook and Krys Lee were in town for the London Book Fair. To mark the occasion, Asia House has commissioned an installation from Korean artist Jukhee Kwon. The installation will be in place for the […]

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Dancer / Choreographer Cho Yong-min is Performer in Residence at Asia House

by Events Editor 23 April 2014
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Cho Yong-min has been an active supporter of and participant in the cultural scene over the past few years. He choreographed the dance performance at 오방색 O Bang Saek – the UK Korean Artists’ Association 2012 residency at the KCC – and more recently gave a performance at the University of Brighton’s exhibition Mobility of […]

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North Korea: Threat or Bluster? — at Asia House

by Events Editor 14 April 2014
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On paper, this looks rather an odd talk to have at a literature festival: the controversial journalist John Sweeney who accompanied some LSE students on a tour to North Korea in 2013; and the China and North Korea specialist Paul French, who gave a very interesting talk on foreign investment in North Korean industry at […]

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