Academic and Cultural Events
Since its establishment in 2006, the Center for Global Korea has actively engaged in scholarly research, supporting Korean language courses and instruction, and cultural activities relating to Korea at George Mason University. The Center has also played a key role in initiating various academic and scholarly projects relating to Korea. The Center has participated in various student exchange programs with several universities in Korea. The Center also helped create the Incheon-Songdo project to establish the Asian Global University in Incheon, Korea. Below is a listing of some of the academic and cultural events that the Center has hosted:
- Lecture on Korea’s Golden Age, December 17, 2011
Speaker: Dr. Ro, Young-chan (GMU)
- Lecture on Korean Buddhism, September 17, 2011
Speaker: Dr. Park, Sung-Bae (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
“Revolution of the Basis”
- Lecture on Korean Art, March 4, 2011
Speaker: Dr. Kwon, Ji-Yeon (GMU)
“Korean Art: A Historical Survey”
- Novel reading by the authors and translators, November 5, 2010
Novelist Ha, Il-ji, Chun, Oon-young and translator Bruce Fulton
“Encounter 2010: Talk with Korean Authors”
- Conference, August 14, 2010
Seven presenters including KBS PD Kong, Yong Cheol discussed various aspects of Korean diasporas and their cultural representations.
“Korean Diasporas in a Global Context"
- Artistic event, September 26, 2010
One of the best traditional Korean singers, An, Sook-seon and a daeguem performer Won, Jang-hyun performed creative Korean traditional dances at the Harris Theater.
“2010 Korean Traditional Arts Festival”
- Conference, June 5, 2010
Nine scholars including Tu Weiming presented on Korean Confucianism.
“Korean Confucianism in the Global Context: Tu Weiming’s Contributions”