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.
Over 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 email@example.com or telephone (808) 956‑8469. For more information about the Flagship program, see Korean Language Flagship Center.
The 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.
The 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.
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.
Requests for information should be addressed to: California State University, Long Beach, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Attn: Michelle Okawa (firstname.lastname@example.org), 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840 – 1002.
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.
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.