KLFC Program on the Traditional Korean Wedding Ceremony

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Kore­an Lan­guage Flag­ship Cen­ter Spe­cial Lec­ture Series will fea­ture a pro­gram on the tra­di­tion­al Kore­an wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 21, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. The pro­gram will be con­duct­ed by Sang Lee, a dis­tin­guished artist of the Kore­an com­mu­ni­ty in Hawai‘i.

Sang Lee photoOver the past thir­ty-five years, Sang Lee has made many artis­tic con­tri­bu­tions to the Islands by intro­duc­ing rich Kore­an tra­di­tions such as wed­ding cer­e­monies, cal­lig­ra­phy, and paint­ings. His art­works por­tray a tan­gi­ble con­nec­tion between the past and the present of Korea and the Unit­ed States, the essence of the Kore­an Lan­guage Flag­ship Cen­ter of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Along with the demon­stra­tion of the tra­di­tion­al wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny, the pro­gram will include dance per­for­mances by Mary Jo Fresh­ley, direc­tor of the Hal­la Huhm Kore­an Dance Stu­dio; Clara Hur, a Kore­an Flag­ship M.A. stu­dent; and Annette Lee, a UH Mānoa busi­ness stu­dent. Repli­cas of sev­er­al tra­di­tion­al roy­al cos­tumes will also be on display.

The pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic and will take place in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies audi­to­ri­um at 1881 East-West Road on the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i Mānoa cam­pus. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact the Kore­an Lan­guage Flag­ship Cen­ter at flagship@hawaii.edu or tele­phone (808) 956‑8469. For more infor­ma­tion about the Flag­ship pro­gram, see Kore­an Lan­guage Flag­ship Cen­ter.

2018 Academy of Korean Studies Fellowship Program

Academy of Korean Studies photoThe Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies Fel­low­ship Pro­gram for Kore­an Stud­ies pro­vides inter­na­tion­al schol­ars and doc­tor­al can­di­dates with oppor­tu­nites to car­ry out research in Korea. Appli­ca­tions are being accept­ed until Octo­ber 15, 2017, for research to be car­ried out between Jan­u­ary 1 and Decem­ber 31, 2018. Appli­cants can apply for sup­port for a min­i­mum of one month to a max­i­mum of one year.

The fel­low­ships are avail­able to for­eign schol­ars (includ­ing those who have Kore­an nation­al­i­ty with per­ma­nent res­i­dence sta­tus in for­eign a coun­try) in the human­i­ties and social sci­ences who are cur­rent­ly engaged in Korea-relat­ed teach­ing and research activities.

Grants include econ­o­my-class round trip air­fare, a month­ly stipend, access to the facil­i­ties of AKS includ­ing the library, and up to 50 per­cent dis­count on AKS Guest House charges.

For a full descrip­tion of the var­i­ous fel­low­ship grant cat­e­gories and eli­gi­bil­i­ty require­ments, along with instruc­tions for sub­mit­ting appli­ca­tions, see the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies Web site: http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=511.

Call for Papers: Asian Studies Conference Japan 2018

ASCJ logoThe Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Asian Stud­ies Con­fer­ence Japan (ASCJ) invites pro­pos­als for pan­els, round­ta­bles, and indi­vid­ual papers to be pre­sent­ed at the Twen­ty-sec­ond Asian Stud­ies Con­fer­ence Japan. The con­fer­ence will be held at Inter­na­tion­al Chris­t­ian Uni­ver­si­ty in Tokyo on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, June 30-July 1, 2018. All pre­sen­ta­tions are to be deliv­ered in English.

The ASCJ now pro­vides on-line pro­pos­al sub­mis­sion forms, along with infor­ma­tion about the orga­ni­za­tion, on its recent­ly renewed main Web site: https://ascjapan.org.

Pro­pos­als may be sub­mit­ted on line begin­ning on Sep­tem­ber 15, 2017. The dead­line for pro­pos­als is Octo­ber 15. Results will be announced by late Decem­ber. The forms are avail­able at https://ascjapan.org/conference/current-conference/call-for-papers/.

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Korean Language and Culture Position at CSU Long Beach

The Depart­ment of Asian and Asian Amer­i­can Stud­ies at Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty, Long Beach, seeks appli­cants for a posi­tion as assis­tant pro­fes­sor of Asian stud­ies (Kore­an lan­guage and cul­ture) to begin in fall semes­ter 2018.

The posi­tion requires a Ph.D. in East Asian lan­guages and cul­tures, applied lin­guis­tics, foreign/​second lan­guage edu­ca­tion, or a rel­e­vant area of Kore­an stud­ies and native or near-native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and English.

The select­ed can­di­date will be expect­ed to teach exist­ing cours­es in Kore­an lan­guage and low­er- and upper-divi­sion Asian stud­ies cours­es in an appro­pri­ate dis­ci­pline; devel­op and teach advanced Kore­an lan­guage and oth­er cours­es in the area of spe­cial­iza­tion; main­tain an active research pro­gram; under­take grant writ­ing and devel­op­ment projects that pro­mote the depart­men­tal mis­sion; and col­lab­o­rate in assess­ment plan­ning and implementation.

For a full state­ment of the posi­tion require­ments and appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures, see http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2462/index.html. All required doc­u­men­ta­tion is to be sub­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cal­ly through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9385. Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Octo­ber 15, 2017.

Requests for infor­ma­tion should be addressed to: Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty, Long Beach, Depart­ment of Asian and Asian Amer­i­can Stud­ies, Attn: Michelle Okawa (michelle.okawa@csulb.edu), 1250 Bell­flower Boule­vard, Long Beach, CA 90840 – 1002.

Ensemble Collabo at Orvis Auditorium

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Depart­ment of Music will present a per­for­mance by the Seoul-based Ensem­ble Col­labo Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Orvis Audi­to­ri­um on the Mānoa cam­pus. The ensem­ble com­bines the raw emo­tion­al char­ac­ter of tra­di­tion­al Kore­an instru­ments with their West­ern coun­ter­parts, pre­sent­ing a music that con­nects worlds. 

photo of Gui Sook Lee

Gui Sook Lee

Found­ed and direct­ed by com­pos­er Gui Sook Lee, Ensem­ble Col­labo per­forms a new reper­toire for haegeum, vio­la, geo­mun­go, piano, and Kore­an drums, rep­re­sent­ing an ele­gant and vibrant fusion of Kore­an and West­ern musi­cal sen­si­bil­i­ties. The pro­gram will include four new pieces by Gui Sook Lee as well as one by UH com­po­si­tion and the­o­ry pro­fes­sor Don­ald Reid Womack.

The vis­it­ing artists from Korea, in addi­tion for direc­tor Lee, are Eun Ja Youn (geo­mun­go), Ha Ram Choi (vio­la), Youn Young Sung (haegeum, In Soo Kim (jang­gu), and Ki Jun Lee (piano).

Tick­ets will be avail­able at the door: $12 gen­er­al admis­sion; $8 seniors, UHM faculty/​staff/​students; UHM music majors free. The con­cert is eli­gi­ble for Mus 199 atten­dance cred­it. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, tele­phone the Music Depart­ment: 808 – 95-MUSIC.