SOAS University of London

Centre of Korean Studies

CKS Seminar Programme

The Centre of Korean Studies seminar series regularly presents current research on Korea, with a focus on European scholarship. Since the academic year 2005/06, the Centre has been able to hold these seminars on a weekly basis due to support from the ELP programme (as major contributor in 2005/06), and the SOAS-AKS Institution Project (as major contributor from 2006/07 onwards).

The seminars are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Registration is essential to guarantee a place.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

For further information contact the Centres and Institutes Office

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Forthcoming Events

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Dr Sangpil Jin
5 February 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rescuing Art History from the Nation: Late Chosŏn Korea between Europe and Edo Japan

Prof J.P. Park (University of Oxford)

By introducing evidence that testifies to the late Chosŏn public’s active interest in Japanese art, this paper will point to the neglected exchange of art and ideas between early modern Korea and Japan, and expose how age-old academic conventions and nationalisms remain firmly fixed in the study of East Asian art history.

19 March 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Epistolary Revolution in Chosŏn Korea

Asst Prof Hwisang Cho (Emory University)

While discussing his book The Power of the Brush: Epistolary Practices in Chosŏn Korea (Washington 2020), Hwisang Cho will give a survey of the “epistolary revolution” that shaped Korean society from the sixteenth century to the present.

26 March 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM