Matthew Jackson will be well-known to many LKL readers for his many articles on Korea’s heritage. Please support his talk at Greencoat Place near Victoria on 22 November: Journey to Korea — working for the common good Through screening short films, Matthew Jackson will highlight remarkable changes in South Korea since the Korean War (1950 […]
Next Wednesday, there will be an inaugural presentation by Trevor Krueger of ‘Global Ambassador‘ entitled “Promoting Cultures on a Global Scale”. After the presentation, there will be a talk by KSCPP introducing Korean culture, covering both the past and the present, and showing the link between the two in the minds of Koreans today. Traditional […]
The life of Master Wonhyo (617-686 A.D.) is a typical Korean paradox. He was a scholar who composed over 100 works on Buddhist philosophy, whose influence in scholarship and teaching was felt in China and other surrounding countries. He is acknowledged today as the foremost figure in the history of Korean Buddhism. And yet, many […]
The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project invite you to a special evening at the KCC on 23 February. Registration is required via their website here. Dynamic Korea In this hour long talk, followed by traditional Korean drinks and refreshments, we present a side of Korea that may well be unfamiliar to you. Alongside the […]
An invitation to an informational event at the Korean Cultural Centre on 10 February, from the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. We would like to invite you to a series of short films on Korea’s artistic and cultural treasures, and the remarkable economic growth of the past 30 years. The films will cover, amongst […]
The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project present an evening introducing Korea’s long-standing innovation: Date: 18th November 2009 Time: 6.15 for 6.30 pm Location: Korean Cultural Centre UK Grand Buildings, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BW Programme A short talk will precede three documentary films, covering three representative pieces of Korean culture, and a detailed overview […]
Not an organisation I’ve heard of before, because it’s new. The World Culture Association will be holding its inaugural event on 22 August. The association’s aims are To connect individuals, groups and associations interested in sharing their cultures and networking with others To show the best of the World’s culture through performance, speech and film […]
by Matthew Jackson The story which surrounds the building of the Hwaseong fortress is an extraordinary one. The fortress was originally built as part of the new Suwon city, a project initiated by King Chongjo. King Chongjo (or King Jeongjo, depending on your preferred romanization) had been greatly devoted to his father, Sado Seja, who […]
by Matthew Jackson The official report by the advisors to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee concluded that the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress “represents the pinnacle of 18th century military architecture, incorporating the best of that from Europe and from the Far East. As such it has a unique historical importance”. What makes Hwaseong special? Following the editor’s […]
For those who missed the Anglo-Korean Society event at the Korean Cultural Centre on 16th June, a slightly more extended version will be held at the Fulham Public Library this month, 16-19 July. Included will be all of Francesca Cho’s original paintings inspired by hangeul. A slideshow of her work was shown at the Cultural […]
Jennifer Barclay reports on the Anglo-Korean Society evening at the Korean Cultural Centre, 16 June 2009 Short documentaries on some of Korea’s ancient cultural artefacts were shown at the Korean Cultural Centre on 16 June, presented by members of the non-profit Korean Spirit and Cultural Promotion Project. Matthew Jackson and Hang-Jin Chang, who graduated together […]
Notice of an event at the Korean Cultural Centre, put on by the Anglo Korean Society EXPLORING KOREA’S CULTURAL LEGACY FROM PAST TO PRESENT THURSDAY 16th JUNE 2009 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE UK Grand Buildings, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5EJ We would like to invite you to a delightful evening […]
King Sejong is most famous for his invention of the Korean alphabet. His other achievements, in social and legal reform, science and art, are less well known. The Chongganbo, which could be regarded as a musical alphabet, is one such achievement.
The last of three articles in which Matthew Jackson describes the detailed historical records kept by the Joseon dynasty court.
The second of three articles in which Matthew Jackson describes the diligent record-keeping of the Joseon dynasty court
In the first of three articles, Matthew Jackson looks at the ways that the official history of the Choseon dynasty was written.
After the invention of movable metal type, the next stage in the evolution of printing in Korea was improving the type itself. Matthew Jackson continues his series of articles