The Center for Korean Studies fall 2006 colloquium series continues Wednesday, November 1, with a presentation by Prof. Edward J. Shultz titled “A Song Excursion to Korea: Xu Jing and the Gaoli-tujing (KoryÃ…Â-togyÃ…Âng).” The colloquium will take place in the Center for Korean Studies conference room from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Edward J. Shultz, a specialist in the history of KoryÃ…Â, is professor of Asian studies and interim dean of the University of HawaiÃ¢â‚¬Ëœi School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies. He is the author of Generals and Scholars: Military Rule in Medieval Korea (University of HawaiÃ¢â‚¬Ëœi Press, 2000) as well as numerous articles on Korean history.The subject of this presentation, Chinese scholar-official Xu Jing (1091Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1153), visited the KoryÃ…Â capital in 1123 as a member of a diplomatic mission from the Northern Song court. His written account of his month-long visit, Xuanhe fengshi Gaoli tujing [Illustrated record of the Chinese embassy to the KoryÃ…Â court during the Xuanhe era], is filled with excellent firsthand observations on twelfth-century Korea, including the production of KoryÃ…Â celadon ware.
For further information, including information about access for the handicapped, telephone the Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956‑7041.