Cha-do: The Korean Way of Tea in History and Today

photo: rother Anthony and Hong Kyeong-Hee
The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies will present a spe­cial pro­gram on tea in Korea in its fall col­lo­qui­um series on Tues­day, Octo­ber 14, 2014. The pro­gram will fea­ture Broth­er Antho­ny of Taizé and Mas­ter Hyoam, Hong Kyeong-Hee, who will talk about the his­to­ry of tea in Korea and com­ment on its place in con­tem­po­rary Kore­an life. They will also pre­pare tea and demon­strate Kore­an tea prac­tices.

image: cover of Korean Way of TeaBroth­er Antho­ny (An Son­jae) is a trans­la­tor, schol­ar, and mem­ber of the Taizé Com­mu­ni­ty who has become a nat­u­ral­ized Kore­an cit­i­zen and lives in Seoul. He is emer­i­tus pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Eng­lish Lan­guage and Lit­er­a­ture at Sogang Uni­ver­si­ty. Broth­er Antho­ny has trans­lat­ed numer­ous lit­er­ary works from Kore­an into Eng­lish, has pub­lished sev­er­al books on West­ern lit­er­a­ture, and is the co-author of The Kore­an Way of Tea: An Intro­duc­to­ry Guide (2007). Mas­ter Hyoam (Hong Kyeong-Hee) is a tea mas­ter in the Sŏn (Zen) tea tra­di­tion of Hyo­dang. He lives in a tea field at the foot of Jiri Moun­tain. He is the co-author of The Kore­an Way of Tea: An Intro­duc­to­ry Guide.

The pro­gram will take place in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies audi­to­ri­um from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies col­lo­quia are free and open to the pub­lic. The Cen­ter is locat­ed at 1881 East-West Road on the UH Mānoa cam­pus. Paid park­ing is avail­able mau­ka of the CKS build­ing. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, includ­ing infor­ma­tion about arrange­ments for access for the hand­i­capped, tele­phone the Cen­ter at (808) 956‑7041.