Kyujanggak 2014 Hanmun Workshop

photo: KIKS buildingThe Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies at Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty will hold its sec­ond one-month inten­sive Han­mun work­shop this sum­mer. The work­shop is aimed at grad­u­ate stu­dents or advanced under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who have com­plet­ed at least one year of class­es in clas­si­cal Chi­nese and who are inter­est­ed in improv­ing com­pre­hen­sion by read­ing orig­i­nal texts. The work­shop will run from June 30 to July 24, 2014 (four weeks).

Sem­i­nars will take place each week from Mon­day to Thurs­day and last 2.5 hours each; the sem­i­nars will be con­duct­ed main­ly by dis­cussing stu­dents’ trans­la­tions of assigned texts. There­fore, apart from class time, stu­dents will spend at least 10 hours a week prepar­ing trans­la­tions.

Because class­es will be con­duct­ed in Kore­an, stu­dents should pos­sess at least inter­me­di­ate knowl­edge of Kore­an. Stu­dents will also need to pro­vide clear evi­dence of basic Han­mun abil­i­ty, prefer­ably through a ref­er­ence let­ter from an aca­d­e­m­ic advi­sor or Han­mun instruc­tor.

The course reg­is­tra­tion fee is US$500, but stu­dents can obtain a fee-waiver grant as well as trav­el sup­port. To apply, con­tact for appli­ca­tion forms and fur­ther details. Also see the Web site at for fur­ther infor­ma­tion. Appli­ca­tions are due by March 16, 2014.