The University of Hawaii Center for Korean Studies will begin offering a new Community Lecture Series on Sunday, February 20, 2011. This new series of occasional lectures is designed to present talks of especial interest to the local community beyond the UH Manoa campus.
The initial lecture in the series is titled “In Memoriam: Pak Wan-sŏ–Her Life and Literary World” and will be presented by Professor Yung-Hee Kim, director of the Center for Korean Studies and professor of Korean literature at UH. The author of some fifteen novels and ten short-story collections, Pak Wan-sŏ was among Korea’s most distinguished contemporary writers and the winner of numerous literary awards. She died January 22, 2011.
Professor Kim is the author/translator of Questioning Minds: Short Stories by Modern Korean Women Writers (University of Hawaii Press, 2010), a collection of translations and commentaries on stories by Pak and other outstanding modern writers.
Professor Kim’s lecture will take place in the Center for Korean Studies auditorium beginning at 3:00 p.m. The talk will be presented in Korean. It is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the lot next to the Center. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
For further information, telephone the Center at (808) 956‑7041.