The Center for Korean Studies will present its second Forum on Critical Issues in Korean Studies November 18â€“19, 2010. The featured speaker for the event will be one of Korea’s most distinguished men of letters, Uchang Kim, distinguished professor in the Academy of Advanced Study at Ewha Womans University and emeritus professor at Korea University.
Under the encompassing theme “Modernity and Traditional Korean Values: Shaping of the Heart,” Professor Kim’s presentations will consist of two topics seemingly unrelated to each other, diaspora and Confucian ritual in traditional Korea, but they will be considered within a framework that should draw them together.
The forum will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. each day at the Center for Korean Studies. The November 18 talk will be in the Center’s auditorium. The November 19 presentation will be in the conference room.
For more information about the planned talks and Professor Kim’s background and accomplishments, see http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/announce/events2010/cris1110.html.
This event is free and open to the public. The Center for Korean Studies is located at 1881 East-West Road on the University of Hawaiâ€˜i MÄnoa campus. Paid parking is available mauka of the CKS building. For further information, including information about access for the handicapped, telephone the Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956‑7041.