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For other UW Korea related lectures and events please visit the calendars at the East Asia Center, and Asian Languages and Literature.

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September 2014

Understanding Korea Workshop

Saturday September 27, 2014
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Husky Union Building Lyceum

Emily Curtis, Sung Kim, Youngdae Kim, Lucy Park, Bonnie Tilland, Won Man Lee, Hyunjuhng Ahn, Jeehun Kim, Sundo hwang, Soohee Kim

Asian Languages and Literature (UW), National Korean Studies Seminar, Korean cultural Center Los Angeles


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November 2014

Korea Peninsula Forum 2014: Northeast Asian Regional Dynamics

Wednesday November 12, 2014
6:00-7:30 PM
Kane Hall - Walker-Ames Room

Christopher Hill

Center for Korea Studies

For the first ground-breaking event for the Korean Peninsula Forum, Center for Korea Studies invites Christopher Robert Hill, the former United States ambassador to the Republic of Korea and currently the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, to give a public presentation. The Korea Peninsula Forum aims at enhancing the understanding and visibility of issues related to the Korean peninsula in the Northwest America and beyond. The Forum is proposed and sponsored by the Center for Korea Studies at University of Washington and will be supported by Korea Foundation.

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December 2014

Science Fiction in South and North Korea

Friday December 5, 2014
Thomson 317

Dong-won Kim

Center for Korea Studies

 Why have science fiction novels and movies been so unpopular in South Korea? Why have North Korean leaders so enthusiastically supported science fiction? How and in what way have their political, cultural and historical backgrounds influenced making different attitudes toward science fiction? By analyzing science fiction in South and North Korea, Dr. Dong-won Kim will show you very different popular images of science and technology in two Koreas and search the causes of these strange phenomena.

Dr. Dong-Won Kim is a historian of science. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 1991.He has taught at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (1994-2005), Johns Hopkins University (1998-99. 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2012) and Harvard University (2013 -). He was the Dean of the College of Cultural Science at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2009-2012). Since the fall of 2008, he has been the president of the D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia, which provides young scholars with fellowships and grants.

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