Critical Issues Forum: Modernity and Traditional Korean Values

The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies will present its sec­ond Forum on Crit­i­cal Issues in Kore­an Stud­ies Novem­ber 18–19, 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 Hawai‘i Mānoa 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.