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
Dr Anders Karlsson (SOAS University of London)
This talk describes the visit Swedish explorer Sven Hedin (1865-1952) made to Korea in December 1908, and his audience with Emperor Sunjong of Korea, invited by Japan to improve the impression in the West of Japan and its activities in the region.29 January 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr Sangpil Jin5 February 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr Adam Bohnet (King's University College at Western University Canada)
Dr Adam Bohnet will discuss the bureaucratic complications involved in trying to shape the descendants of Ming migrant to conform to the idealized Ming Loyalist type.12 February 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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
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