The Anthropology Department at Seoul National University invites proposals for presentations at the “Global Korean Studies and Writing Korean Culture” conference. The conference will be held September 22 – 23, 2017, and will be conducted in English and Korean.
This conference aims to critically engage the notion of Korean culture and to reflect on what has been at stake in producing knowledge about it, from within Korea and from outside, for Koreans and for non-Koreans. Where does “Korean culture” begin and end, who is included and excluded, and who gets to decide?
Proposals are sought for conceptual, analytical, methodological, and ethnographic papers that inquire into the politics of writing (about) Korean culture today, from different locales inside and outside South Korea. What have been the theoretical and methodological challenges particular to local or international scholars researching Korean culture? How have scholars accounted for — or failed to account for — their different relations to Korea? How have Koreanists responded to pressures from national and commercial interests that fund research on Korea? How do we orient scholarship on Korean culture away from Western concerns and toward local issues without subordinating scholarship to nationalist agendas or sacrificing the intellectual relevance for the larger academic community?
The students of the UH Manoa Korean Language Flagship Center will stage their annual Korean Culture Day program at the Center for Korean Studies Friday, February 10, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free program – open to all – offers opportunities to play traditional Korean games such as chegich’agi, a foot-shuttlecock game, and konggi, Korean jacks; try on traditional costume, or hanbok; and try a turn at brush calligraphy in Korean. Samples of Korean food will also be available.
The Korean Language Flagship Center, part of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, is a concentrated program to produce graduates with advanced language skills. Other sponsors of Korean Culture Day include the Hanwoori Club, the Francis A. and Betty Ann Keala Fund in Arts and Sciences, Palama Supermarket, Fabric Mart, Aloha Drycleaners, Ohana Pacific Bank, Kukui Food Inc., Tony Moly, and the Hawaii Christian Church.
For more information about Korean Culture Day 2017, contact Professor Mary S. Kim (email@example.com) of the Department of East Asian Languages. For photos of last year’s Culture Day festivities, follow this link.
The students and faculty of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Korean Language Flagship Center will present their annual Korean Culture Day program on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Center for Korean Studies.
Korean Culture Day activities typically include traditional brush calligraphy; taking pictures wearing traditional Korean clothing (hanbok 한복); playing traditional games such as chegich’agi (제기차기), a foot-shuttlecock game; ttakchich’igi (딱지치기), a folded-paper flipping match; and konggi (공기), Korean jacks; and taekwondo demonstrations. There are always Korean food items to sample too.
The Korean Culture Day program is free and open to all.
The Center for Korean Studies hosts Korean Culture Day on Friday, April 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Center along with the Korean Language Flagship Center; the UH College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature; the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures; and Palama Supermarket.
The multievent program will take over the Center’s lobby, conference room, and classroom. Scheduled activities include brush calligraphy (붓글씨쓰기) and wearing hanbok (한복). You can try your hand at playing chegich’agi (제기차기), ttackchich’igi (딱지치기), konggi (공기), and t’uho (투호). There will also be demonstrations of t’aekwŏndo (태권도) and a student talent show (장기자랑). Maybe best of all, you can sample some ttŏkpokki (떡볶이) lunch boxes (도시락).
For more information about the event, contact the Korean Language Flagship Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Korean Studies will host Korean Culture Day activities staged by students and faculty of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Korean Language Flagship Center on Friday, March 15, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Drop in and enjoy a host of activities, including traditional percussion music called samul nori (사물놀이); traditional brush calligraphy; taking pictures wearing traditional Korean clothing (hanbok 한복); games such as chegich’agi (제기차기), a foot-shuttlecock game, ttakchich’igi (딱지치기), a Korean folded-paper flipping match, and konggi (공기), Korean jacks; and making ttŏkpokki (떡볶이), spicy rice cakes.
Korean Culture Day is sponsored and supported by the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Korean Language Flagship Center, the Center for Korean Studies, and Palama Supermarket.