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.
Brother 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.