Center Launching New Community Lecture Series

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies will begin offer­ing a new Com­mu­ni­ty Lec­ture Series on Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 20, 2011. This new series of occa­sion­al lec­tures is designed to present talks of espe­cial inter­est to the local com­mu­ni­ty beyond the UH Manoa cam­pus.

The ini­tial lec­ture in the series is titled “In Memo­ri­am: Pak Wan-sŏ–Her Life and Lit­er­ary World” and will be pre­sent­ed by Pro­fes­sor Yung-Hee Kim, direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies and pro­fes­sor of Kore­an lit­er­a­ture at UH. The author of some fif­teen nov­els and ten short-story col­lec­tions, Pak Wan-sŏ was among Korea’s most dis­tin­guished con­tem­po­rary writ­ers and the win­ner of numer­ous lit­er­ary awards. She died Jan­u­ary 22, 2011.

Pro­fes­sor Kim is the author/translator of Ques­tion­ing Minds: Short Sto­ries by Mod­ern Kore­an Women Writ­ers (Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii Press, 2010), a col­lec­tion of trans­la­tions and com­men­taries on sto­ries by Pak and oth­er out­stand­ing mod­ern writ­ers.

Pro­fes­sor Kim’s lec­ture will take place in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies audi­to­ri­um begin­ning at 3:00 p.m. The talk will be pre­sent­ed in Kore­an. It is free and open to the pub­lic. Park­ing is avail­able in the lot next to the Cen­ter. Light refresh­ments will be served after the pro­gram.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, tele­phone the Cen­ter at (808) 956‑7041.