CKS Colloquium: A Twelfth-Century Chinese Excursion to Korea

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 (Koryŏ-togyŏng).” 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 Koryŏ, is pro­fes­sor of Asian stud­ies and inter­im dean of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i School of Hawai­ian, Asian and Pacif­ic Stud­ies. He is the author of Gen­er­als and Schol­ars: Mil­i­tary Rule in Medieval Korea (Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i Press, 2000) as well as numer­ous arti­cles on Kore­an history.The sub­ject of this pre­sen­ta­tion, Chi­nese schol­ar-offi­cial Xu Jing (1091–1153), vis­it­ed the Koryŏ 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 Koryŏ court dur­ing the Xuan­he era], is filled with excel­lent first­hand obser­va­tions on twelfth-cen­tu­ry Korea, includ­ing the pro­duc­tion of Koryŏ celadon ware.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, includ­ing infor­ma­tion about access for the hand­i­capped, tele­phone the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at (808) 956‑7041.