The often-overlooked Korean kingdom of Koryŏ (918‑1392) gets a fresh look this week in a conference titled Koryŏ: The Dynamics of Inner and Outer, being held at the Center for Korean Studies February 14 – 16.
The conference brings together more than twenty leading scholars of Korea to examine recent research that has expanded knowledge of Koryŏ and revealed many of the complexities of its society. In particular, the conference participants will be focusing on Koryŏ’s interactions with the world beyond its own borders in an attempt to assess how the kingdom evolved into a dynamic, integrative society.
The conference is sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Korean Studies and School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Northeast Asia History Foundation, the Academy of Korean Studies, and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.
For a complete schedule of the three days of conference presentations and a list of participants, see http://bit.ly/V6WuT2. The conference will take place in the Center for Korean Studies auditorium and is open to attendance by all who are interested.