Colloquium: The Social in Society

Martina Deuchler (2004)

The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies Col­lo­qui­um Series ends the year with a pre­sen­ta­tion by Mar­ti­na Deuch­ler on Thurs­day, Decem­ber 18, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. in the Center’s con­fer­ence room. The col­lo­qui­um top­ic is “The Social in Soci­ety: Some Reflec­tions on the Mean­ing of Descent Groups in Kore­an His­to­ry.”

Mar­ti­na Deuch­ler received her Ph.D. from Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty and was pro­fes­sor of Kore­an stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don School of Ori­en­tal and African Stud­ies from 1988 until her retire­ment in 2001. She is the author of The Con­fu­cian Trans­for­ma­tion of Korea: A Study of Soci­ety and Ide­ol­o­gy and Con­fu­cian Gen­tle­men and Bar­bar­ian Envoys: The Open­ing of Korea, 1875–1885.

Deuch­ler was the recip­i­ent on Decem­ber 10 of the first Korea Foun­da­tion Award. The award was inau­gu­rat­ed this year “to hon­or and express the Foundation’s heart­felt appre­ci­a­tion to indi­vid­u­als that strive to pro­mote aware­ness of Kore­an cul­ture in the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty.” This year’s nom­i­nees were all schol­ars of Kore­an stud­ies who have con­tributed to lay­ing the ground­work for Kore­an Stud­ies abroad.