Part of "The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later" Conference
The acclaimed documentary film Sa-I-Gu provided a unique look at the 1992 uprising known as the Los Angeles riots by examining the event and its aftermath from the perspectives of Korean American women. Dai Sil Kim-Gibson is the...
Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Special Series on International Relations of East Asia
Victor Cha D.S. Song KF Endowed Chair in Government and Asian Studies and Director of Asia Studies, Georgetown University; Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Affairs (CSIS) and Director for Asian Affairs, the National Security Council (2004-07)
Professor Cha is a leading scholar of contemporary Korea, East Asian security, and U.S. foreign policy in Asia. His latest book is The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future (Ecco, 2012). His other books include Alignment Despite Antagonism: The United States-Korea-Japan Security Triangle (winner of the 2000 Ohira book prize, Stanford UP, 1999), Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies (with David Kang, Columbia UP, 2003), and Beyond the Final Score: The Politics of Sport (Columbia UP, 2008). His articles have appeared in Armed Forces and Society, Asian Survey, Foreign Affairs, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Orbis, Political Science Quarterly, Survival, Journal of Peace Research, Security Dialogue, and other journals and numerous edited volumes. At the NSC, Professor Cha was responsible for Japan, the two Koreas, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island nations, and received two Outstanding Service commendations from the White House. He also served as the U.S. Deputy Head of Delegation for the Six Party Talks. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, National Public Radio, New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Asahi Shimbun, Japan Times, Choson Ilbo, and Joongang Ilbo.
(Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on U.S.-Korea Relations, Korea Institute; and Modern Asia Series, Harvard University Asia Center)
CSWR Common Room, 42 Francis Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States
Part of the CSWR Film Series, "The Troubled Heart" Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
Join the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) for a screening & discussion:
"Spring Summer Fall Winter...and Spring"
This 2003 South Korean film, directed by Kim Ki-duk, centers on a Buddhist monastery that floats on a lake in a pristine forest. The story is about the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes through the seasons of his life, from childhood to old age. (103 minutes)
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States
Harvard-Yenching Institute Lecture Series Co-Sponsored by the Korea Institute
Eun Gyeng Yang Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, Pusan National University
Discussant: Rowan Flad, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
This talk will focus on the comparison of gilt bronze Buddhist sculptures from Korea’s Three Kingdoms period and the Shandong region, especially Buddhist sculptures with halos. Existing studies on 5th-7th century international exchange in Shandong, an important center of cultural interchange between China, Korea, and Japan and the place of origin for Buddhist sculpture, seem insufficient. Identifying the exact characteristics of Buddhist sculptures from Shandong will provide vital information for understanding the exchange of Buddhism and Buddhist sculptures at the time. In previous studies on the origins and stylistic changes of Buddhist sculptures and cultural interchange in East Asia, Northern Dynasties gilt bronze statues were compared with other Buddhist artworks because they were large in number, thus able to provide extensive and diverse data. As not many bronze statues survive from the Southern Dynasties, making comparisons or doing research on them was virtually impossible.
Through the analysis of small 6th century gilt bronze Buddhist sculptures, Prof. Yang will examine whether gilt bronze Buddhist sculpture from the Three Kingdoms period and those of the Shandong region are similar. Second, she will explore the possibility of another origin of the Shandong Buddhist sculptures, since they differ somewhat from Buddhist sculpture of the Northern dynasties. Third, she will examine why Buddhist sculptures from two different regions look similar.