Latest Past Events

Korea’s Culture Wave: The Story Behind its Strength

420 W 118th St. Room 403 420 W 118th St, New York

Speaker: Sohn, Jie-ae, Ambassador for Cultural Cooperation of the Republic of Korea The world is captivated by Korean culture. What was once limited to drama and K-pop has extended into fashion, food, fine art, classical and various forms of music? So much that various institutions are producing their own individual answers to the question: what is the […]

Life is On Your Side: Through the Forest of Fear

Uris Hall, Calder Lounge Room 107

Speaker: Venerable Jeongmok, Abbess of Temple Jeonggaksa, Seoul, Korea, and executive of Youtube channel Una ( Moderator: Seong Uk Kim, Assistant Professor of Korean Religions and Culture, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia University Jeongmok will give a talk on life, sharing her life story and career as a Buddhist nun, followed by Q&A. This event […]

How to be Moral: Practical Tips from a Chosŏn Confucian

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Speaker: Donald Baker, Professor in Korean History and Civilization, Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia Moderator: Jungwon Kim, King Sejong Associate Professor of Korean Studies, EALAC, Columbia University Tasan Chŏng Yagyong (1762-1836) is often called the epitome of a Practical Learning (sirhak) scholar.  Historians usually point to his writings on government and on medicine […]

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