The Legacy and Future of Korean Papermaking

Aimee Lee lectures on Korean papermakingArtist, paper­mak­er, and writer Aimee Lee will use still and mov­ing images to illus­trate a lec­ture on the lega­cy and future of Kore­an paper­mak­ing Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 8, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies.

Lee will describe how hanji—Korean paper—is made both in Korea and in the Unit­ed States. She will pro­vide insight into how con­tem­po­rary artists are using han­ji for books, sculp­ture, jew­el­ry, and art­work.

Aimee Lee art of Korean papermakingA dis­cus­sion of dif­fer­ent uses of han­ji across dai­ly life and spe­cial occa­sions will fol­low a brief account of key points in the his­to­ry of han­ji. Lee will show sam­ples of han­ji and art­work made from it to illus­trate her talk.

Aimee Lee is the lead­ing han­ji researcher and prac­ti­tion­er in the Unit­ed States. Edu­cat­ed at Ober­lin Col­lege and Colum­bia Col­lege Chica­go, her Ful­bright research on Kore­an paper led to her award-winning book, Han­ji Unfurled, and the first U.S. han­ji stu­dio in Cleve­land, Ohio.

Lee has shown her work at the Fuller Craft Muse­um, Islip Art Muse­um, and Muse­um of Nebras­ka Art, and her work has appeared in The Korea Times, The New York Times, The Plain Deal­er, KBS World Radio, PBS, Voice of Amer­i­ca, and CNN’s Great Big Sto­ry.

Aimee Lee will also con­duct a three-hour work­shop on cre­ative uses of han­ji on Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 9, 2018. Click here for fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the work­shop.

For more infor­ma­tion about Lee and illus­tra­tions of her work, vis­it her Web site.

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies events are free and open to all. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, includ­ing infor­ma­tion regard­ing access for the hand­i­capped, tele­phone the Cen­ter at (808) 956‑7041.

For infor­ma­tion about park­ing on the Mānoa cam­pus, vis­it the Com­muter Ser­vices Web page.

This pro­gram is sup­port­ed by the Doo Wook and Helen Nahm Choy Fund. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action insti­tu­tion.