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September 17, 2015

"South Korea and the Changing Geopolitics of East Asia"


September 25, 2015

Ko Hui-dong and the Diamond Mountains










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Fall 2015


Columbia University Alumni Association of Korea (CUAAK) Colloquium on

Contemporary Korean Affairs

"South Korea and the Changing Geopolitics of East Asia"

Ro-myung Gong, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea (1994-1996); Sung-hwan Kim, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea (2010-2013); and Cheol-hee Park, Professor, Graduate School of International Studies and Director, Institute for Japanese Studies, Seoul National University

Moderated by Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History, Columbia University

Thursday, September 17, 2015

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Room to be announced

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Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and The Center for Korean Legal Studies


Ko Hui-dong and the Diamond Mountains: Restoring Korea's Artistic Heritage

Opening remarks: Theodore Hughes, Director, Center for Korean Research;

Jim Cheng, Director, C. V. Starr East Asian Library; Haruo Shirane, Chair, EALAC

Speakers: Sunglim Kim, Assistant Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,

Dartmouth College; Eleanor Hyun, PhD, Department of Art History, University of Chicago;

Alexis Hagadorn, Head of Conservation, Columbia University Libraries

Friday, September 25, 2015

6:00PM - 8:30PM

Reading Room. C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Followed by reception.
Sponsored by The Center for Korean Research and C.V. Starr East Asian Library
Co-sponsored by Korean Cultural Service NY, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Registration required.


Call for Papers

CFP - Korean Literature Association (KLA) Conference
Global Korean Literature at the Crossroads: 
Celebration of Continuity and Transformation
Duke University - November 13-14, 2015


Korean literary studies in North America, once a discipline held together by the dedication of a few scholars, is a burgeoning field today. The last few years saw the publication of an unprecedented number of scholarly monographs and translations. Major universities throughout the United States and Canada are increasing their course offerings in Korean Literature. In light of these transformations the inaugural meeting of the Korean Literature Association (formerly NAOKOL), to be held at Duke University on November 13-14, 2015, will reflect on where we are and where we are headed as a field.

The gathering brings together North American scholars working on a wide range of topics in Korean literature and culture, including performance, art, and film. The purpose of the gathering is to nurture emerging scholarship, especially at the graduate level, and create a venue for open exchange among scholars, writers, translators, and publishers.

Papers on all aspects of Korean literature and culture, especially those on cross-cultural or border-crossing themes will be considered. We welcome papers that reflect on the transformation of Korean literature and culture in a transnational or global context. Submissions by junior scholars and advanced graduate students are encouraged. 

Please submit a 150-200 word abstract and brief bio with subject line Korean Literature Association: Last Name, First Name to Nayoung Aimee Kwon,, by August 10, 2015.  Visit the website: