Events

    2020 Nov 19

    Three "Plants and Insects” Paintings Attributed to Sin Saimdang (1504-1551)

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    Korean Treasures at Harvard Series II


    Si Nae Park
    Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

    Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University
     

    • Short presentations on Harvard collections, art and rare books. 
      • 10-15 minutes pre-recorded showing followed by live Q/A

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    2020 Nov 18

    East Asia Responds to U.S. Election Results

    7:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    Sponsored by the WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Toshihiro Nakayama
    Professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University; Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

    Shin-wha Lee
    Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University

    Wu Xinbo
    Dean, Institute of International Studies; Director, Center for American Studies; Fudan University

    Discussant:
    Ezra Vogel
    Honorary Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, Harvard University

    Moderated by Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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    2020 Nov 13

    The Big Data Turn in the Humanities: Sailing into Uncharted Waters

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    East Asian Digital Scholarship Series; co-sponsored by Harvard-Yenching Library, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Korea Institute


    Javier Cha (Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, College of Liberal Studies, Seoul National University; Visiting Scholar and Digital Historian-in-Residence, Department of History, Lingnan University)

    The total amount of data created by 2020, if stored in a stack of single-layer Blu-ray discs, would reach seven times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. In 2019 alone, content creators uploaded 30,000 years of video to YouTube, and Naver's flagship data center, Kak, handles more information than ten thousand National Libraries of Korea combined. By 2025, big data will triple in size, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this growth. To meet this demand, China is aggressively increasing its data center capacity, as seen in Guizhou's recent transformation into Big Data Valley and Alibaba Cloud's expansion in Southeast Asia. What are the implications of this ongoing big data transformation of society in the humanities? In this talk, Javier Cha argues for the need to fundamentally rethink the humanities, from material bibliography to data analytics and cultural studies. What do we do when our sources consist of millions of servers rather than documents? How do we handle cultural artifacts that increasingly eschew text in favor of video, 3d point clouds, and holograms? Questions of this nature are at the heart of Cha's Big Data Studies Lab at Seoul National University, which has invited librarians, historians, anthropologists, and computer scientists, among others, to search for the new normal in the humanities together. Our current proposal is to develop big data literacy and cultural data science curricula for the next generation of humanities scholars.

    The East Asian Digital Scholarship Series, founded by Feng-en Tu and Sharon Yang, has been a monthly luncheon at Harvard-Yenching Library. This year, the Series will be conducted remotely and is sponsored by Harvard-Yenching Library with the support of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Korea Institute. The Series will cover a wide range of topics in East Asian digital scholarship.


    The webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be required to register at https://link.ws/eads-nov20.

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    2020 Nov 12

    Citizenship and Belonging: How do North Korean Defectors 'become' South Korean?

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    Korea Colloquium (This event is part of the Race and Racism in Asia and Beyond Series, co-sponsored by the Harvard Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Program on US-Japan Relations, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies)


    Jennifer Hough
    Korea Foundation-Korea Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute, Harvard University (DPhil from the University of Oxford, 2017)

    Dr Jennifer Hough is a Korea Foundation-Korea Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University for 2020-21, and a social anthropologist specializing in the politics of inclusion and exclusion in divided societies, with a particular interest in questions of citizenship, belonging, and identity. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2017. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork, her thesis analyzed the specific conditions that young North Korean migrants encounter after arrival in South Korea, exploring the gap between the expectations and realities of resettlement. Her publications have appeared in Geopolitics and Critical Asian Studies, and her research has been supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the Academy of Korean Studies, and the Pony Chung Foundation, among others. She is currently working on a book manuscript that uses the detailed narratives of North Korean migrants to explore their experiences of limited inclusion, analyzing the mechanisms of their hierarchical differentiation and the ways that they actively work to achieve a sense of practical belonging in South Korean society. Before joining Harvard, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Korea University and SOAS University of London.

    Abstract:
    Over 33,000 North Koreans have arrived in South Korea since the Korean War in the 1950s, with the majority migrating since famine in the North in the mid-1990s. As a result of the specific geopolitical configuration of the Korean peninsula, South Koreans view North Koreans as compatriots but also as victims and enemies: contradictory perceptions that affect their daily lives as they attempt to integrate into South Korean society. My work as a whole looks in detail at a further contradiction, between their immediate official recognition as South Korean citizens and the more open-ended process of achieving a sense of practical belonging. Although North Koreans receive South Korean citizenship upon arrival, they often describe feeling inferior to South Koreans due to perceived discrimination and prejudice. Consequently, many speak of feeling a personal responsibility to prove themselves to be deserving and responsible and, in this talk, I outline some of the kinds of active work that they undertake in an attempt to gain the recognition of South Koreans around them.

    Chaired by Nicholas Harkness, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
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    2020 Oct 29

    The Gwangju Uprising and its 40-year Global History: A Visual and Cultural Approach

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    Kim Koo Forum (Roundtable)


    Abstract:
    Forty years after the people’s uprising and state massacre took place in Gwangju during the spring month of May 1980, what is now widely known as “5.18” remains a contested history. Just these past years, we have seen new facts about the tragedy unearthed, new testimonies made on public record, and old fabrications and fallacies resurfacing in news feeds. In light of the increasing pertinence of people’s rise against social injustices across the globe today, this panel seeks to revisit the structure and semantics of platforms through which the newsreels, photographs, paintings, songs, and revolutionary affect of Gwangju have been documented and transmitted across geographic and temporal boundaries. This history of transmission, as much as the history of representation, is important particularly because the political potential of Gwangju lies not only in the actual event of coalition formation (“absolute community”) in the face of a state massacre, but also in the power of that historical fact as it traveled beyond the initial ten days in Gwangju. If the 20th-anniversary edited volume Contentious Kwangju reassessed the uprising in light of the institution of South Korean democracy in 1987 and the national politics of commemoration in the 1990s, this roundtable expands on the transnational and global aspects of 5.18 and its legacy. With the goal of situating 5.18 within the transnational history of revolution, the presentations highlight the interdisciplinary aspects of social movements and historicization of their potential impact on future revolutions.


    PRESENTATION 1
    Short-circuiting Seoul, Reaching Afar to Germany, Japan, and the US: The Photographs of Gwangju in 1980

    Sohl Lee, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary East Asian Art, Department of Art, Stony Brook University

    While the access to the truth of the Gwangju Uprising was limited for most citizens of South Korea, those living in Germany, Japan, and the US could view photographic images and documentary footage from Gwangju almost immediately after the uprising and its resultant massacre. The extent of transnational pathway through which the images of Gwangju travelled is testament to the transnational nature of South Korean pro-democracy movement, a significant aspect too often overlooked. What does the examination of media platforms that carried the message of Gwangju reveal today about the sociocultural significance of the event in the global scale--and the subsequent struggles against dictatorship and for citizenry rights that unfolded in 1980s South Korea? How did the spaces of anti-authoritarian state pro-democracy movement emerge by bypassing the state apparatus? What was the role of overseas Korean populations? Each set of stakeholders outside the peninsula forged distinct relationships with the event and its aftermath, and this diversity compels a reconsideration of the global significance of 5.18.


    Sohl Lee specializes in modern and contemporary art and visual culture of East Asia, and her interdisciplinary research interests include aesthetics of politics, activist art, vernacular modernism, postcolonial theory, historiography, and curatorial practice. Her book manuscript tentatively titled “Reimagining Democracy: Minjung Art and the Cultural Movement in South Korea” has received a major publication subvention grant from the Korean Arts Management Service of the Ministry of Culture, South Korea. Her English publications have appeared in Art Journal, Yishu, Journal of Korean Studies, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and InVisible Culture, and she has curated exhibitions in both the U.S. and South Korea.


    PRESENTATION 2
    “March for the Beloved” and the Making of a Counter-Republic in South Korea

    Susan Hwang, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University Bloomington

    In 1982, a group of writers and musicians gathered in Gwangju to clandestinely perform “March for the Beloved” (Im ŭl wihan haengjin-gok), a song created to honor the “soul marriage” of two activists who had died in the Kwangju Uprising two years prior. Over the following decades, the song emerged as a central piece in South Korea’s repertoire of resistance, resurfacing in March 2017 during months of sustained popular demonstrations that led to the impeachment of Park Geun-hye. And beyond South Korea, the song would become a call to action in various other parts of Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand. This paper examines the role that the Gwangju Uprising played in the process of South Korea’s democratization, and argues that “March for the Beloved” was instrumental in transforming the victims of state violence into martyrs and the subalterns of an unlawful republic into political subjects of a morally righteous counter-republic. This paper analyzes the people-oriented cultural practices behind the birth of the song, as well as the performative elements in the making of the song into an anthem of the counter-state. In conclusion, the paper discusses the ongoing controversy over the song as an occasion to think about the reification of Gwangju and the perpetual struggle over its signification in South Korea’s contemporary moment.


    Susan Hwang is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Korean Literature and Cultural Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. Her scholarship engages with the cultural practices of resistance in South Korea, as well as theories of translation and world literature. She is currently working on her book manuscript entitled “Uncaged Songs: Culture and Politics of Protest Music in South Korea." It is a cultural history of South Korea’s song movement that charts how songs became a powerful component of the struggle for democracy in South Korea during two of the nation’s darkest decades—the 1970s and the 1980s.


    PRESENTATION 3
    Smoke Signals: Framing the Gwangju Uprising in North Korea

    Douglas Gabriel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Korean Studies, George Washington University

    From May 18, 1980, news of the Gwangju Uprising dominated the North Korean media. Finally, it seemed, South Korean students had taken up Kim Il-sung’s call to “thoroughly defend the interests of the workers and peasants, go deeply among the masses of workers and peasants and fight in close unity with them.” In turn, North Korean cultural producers—including painters, illustrators, filmmakers and documentarians—began mythologizing the event through representational reconstructions. On the surface, these works asserted a correspondence between the actions of the protestors at Gwangju and the vision of reunification sponsored by the North Korean state. Images of South Korean youth activists functioned chiefly as a means of bolstering government policies by framing the southern half of the peninsula as an illegitimate puppet state of the United States. In the process, however, visual artists employed peculiar compositional framing devices aimed at keeping viewers at bay, often presenting the unruly figurative content of their works as dream images detached from the immediate circumstances of North Korean audiences who, it was implied, had no reason to revolt against their own government. Perhaps paradoxically, North Korean artists’ representations of the uprising had the effect of acknowledging and modeling ways of acting politically that exceeded the ideological lens through which they otherwise viewed the world.


    Douglas Gabriel is a 2020-21 Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at GW. Douglas received his Ph.D. in art history from Northwestern University in 2019. His current book project, Over the Mountain: Realism Towards Reunification in Cold War Korea, 1980–1994, examines connections between the visual art of the minjung democratization movement in South Korea and the work of state-sponsored artists in North Korea. Previously, he was the 2019-20 Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Douglas’s research on North and South Korean art and architecture has appeared in the Journal of Korean Studies and Hyŏndae misulsa yŏngu [The Korean Journal of Contemporary Art History]. His work has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the Harvard Korea Institute, and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association of Asian Studies. 

    Moderated by Paul Chang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

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    2020 Oct 15

    What South Korea Teaches the World About Fighting COVID-19

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    SBS Seminar; co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, COVID in Asia Series, and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute


    Doug J. Chung
    MBA Class of 1962 Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

    Doug J. Chung is the MBA Class of 1962 Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He teaches Sales Management & Strategy in the second year MBA Elective Curriculum and chairs the Executive Education program, Managing Sales Teams and Distribution Channels. He has previously taught in various Executive Education programs at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School.

    Professor Chung focuses his research primarily on sales strategy, sales force management and incentive compensation. He has worked with firms worldwide to develop effective employee incentive compensation systems and his work has been published in various academic journals.

    Professor Chung earned his Ph.D. in management at Yale University, where he also earned an M.A. and M.Phil. in management. He was the finalist for the 2014 John D. C. Little Award, the 2015 Frank M. Bass Award, and the 2020 Gary L. Lilien Practice Prize. He was selected as a 2017 MSI Young Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute. Professor Chung serves on the editorial board at major academic journals, including Marketing ScienceJournal of Marketing Research, and the International Journal of Research in Marketing. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor for McKinsey & Company’s sales and marketing practices. He completed his undergraduate studies at Korea University. Prior to pursuing a career in academics, Professor Chung served as a platoon commander in the South Korean Special Warfare Command.

    Abstract: 
    In a world devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has been able to effectively combat the disease without ever imposing a full lockdown of its economy. How did the country accomplish its success?

    South Korea initially had the largest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside of China, but new cases have decreased sharply since then. As of October 12, South Korea reported 24,703 cumulative cases and 433 deaths, which dwarfs those reported by other developed countries. Even taking into account the country’s population, South Korea’s number of cases per capita is substantially lower than those of other countries. The United States (with more than 8 million cumulative cases) has 24,386 cases per million citizens whereas South Korea has 478 cases per million.

    This talk will go through the details of how South Korea was able to control Covid-19 and what policy makers and business leaders can learn from it.

    Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University

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    Generously supported by the SBS Research Fund at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

    2020 Oct 15

    Through the Looking Glass: Chinese Open Source Assessments of North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Capabilities

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    Korea Project Event

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    Foreign researchers have increasingly leveraged advanced open source intelligence technology and cooperated across countries to track North Korea’s developments over the last 25 years.  But one country has been left out – China.  Are there open source Chinese analyses of DPRK ballistic missiles, do they align with U.S. assessments, and is there anything for other researchers to gain from reading these analyses?  This report by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga and Dr. Scott W. Harold examines Chinese assessments of North Korean ballistic missile capabilities between 1998 and 2017. 

    3:00 PM  Welcoming Remarks
    Speaker: Dr. John Park (Director, Korea Project, Harvard Belfer Center)

    3:05 PM  Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Dr. John Park (Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School)
    Discussant: Dr. Ariel Petrovics (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Belfer Center)
    Speakers: Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga (Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation); Dr. Scott W. Harold (Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation)

    4:00 PM  Q&A

    For more information: Belfer Center

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    2020 Oct 14

    Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form: Samul Nori's Global Circulations

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    Music Abroad Seminar Series; sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University and co-sponsored by the Korea Institute


    Katherine In-Young Lee
    Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

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    Abstract:
    In this lecture, Katherine In-Young Lee discusses research from her recently published book, Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form (Wesleyan University Press 2018). Dynamic Korea explores how the percussion genre known as samul nori—created in 1978 in South Korea—came to be a global music genre. In many ways, samul nori can be viewed as one of South Korea’s first successful cultural exports, traveling well before the advent of K-pop. Based on both ethnographic research and close formal analysis, this lecture gives attention to the kinetic experience of samul nori, drawing out the concept of dynamism to show its historical, philosophical, and pedagogical dimensions. In tandem with this analysis she will highlight one of the case studies in her book—a Korean percussion ensemble based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. This community ensemble has included Korean adoptees and their adoptive American families, recent Korean immigrants, Korean Americans, and non-Koreans since its founding in 2004.

    Katherine In-Young Lee is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Her research interests include East Asia, Korean music and culture, music and politics, sound studies, ethnography, historiography, transnational adoption, and global circulations of form. She studied at the University of Michigan (B.M./B.M.), the University of Washington (M.A.), and Harvard University (Ph.D.). Her book, Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form (Wesleyan University Press 2018), explores how a percussion genre from South Korea (samul nori) became a global music genre. More broadly, she contends that rhythm-based forms serve as a critical site for cross-cultural musical encounters. Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form was recently recognized with the 2019 Béla Bartók Award for Outstanding Ethnomusicology from the ASCAP Foundation (Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards). Lee’s research on the role of music at scenes of protest during South Korea’s democratization movement was awarded the Charles Seeger Prize by the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Martin Hatch Award by the Society for Asian Music. Previously, she taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis (2012-17).

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    2020 Oct 07

    3rd Annual Destination: World Event, Powered by PechaKucha

    2:15pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Livestream)

    Worldwide Week at Harvard 2020

    Join the LIVESTREAM at: https://worldwide.harvard.edu/24hh-24-hours-harvard

    We invite you to join us at 24 Hours of Harvard hosted by Harvard's Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. The Korea Institute is co-sponsoring along with several of Harvard’s international centers Destination: World, featuring presentations by Harvard College students on their activities abroad.

    From Hong Kong to Rwanda and around the globe, come learn how international experiences have shaped the lives of Harvard undergraduates. Eleven students share their inspirational stories about global engagement, intellectual exploration and personal discovery made possible through experiences abroad.

    2020 Oct 06

    The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and Implications for North Korea Policy

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    Jointly sponsored by the Korea Project and the ROK Consulate General in Boston


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    9:00 AM  Welcoming Remarks
    Speaker: Dr. John Park (Director, Korea Project, Harvard Belfer Center)

    Opening Remarks
    Speaker: Consul General Yonghyon Kim (ROK Consulate General in Boston)

    9:05 AM  Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Dr. John Park (Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School)
    Speakers: Dr. Patrick Cronin (Asia-Pacific Security Chair, Hudson Institute); Jessica Lee (Senior Research Fellow, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft); Mark Tokola (Vice President, Korea Economic Institute); Jenny Town (Fellow and Deputy Director, 38 North, Stimson Center)

    10:00 AM  Q&A

    For more information: Belfer Center

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    2020 Oct 01

    Korean Families: Yesterday and Today

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    SBS Seminar (Roundtable Talk); co-sponsored by the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies, University of Pennsylvania

    Hyunjoon Park
    Korea Foundation Professor of Sociology; Director, James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies, University of Pennsylvania

    Hyeyoung Woo
    Professor of Sociology, Portland State University

    Eunsil Oh
    Assistant Professor of Sociology and Asian Languages and Culture, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Moderated by Paul Chang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

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    About the Book
    Korean families have changed significantly during the last few decades in their composition, structure, attitudes, and function. Delayed and forgone marriage, fertility decline, and rising divorce rates are just a few examples of changes that Korean families have experienced at a rapid pace, more dramatic than in many other contemporary societies. Moreover, the increase of marriages between Korean men and foreign women has further diversified Korean families. Yet traditional norms and attitudes toward gender and family continue to shape Korean men and women’s family behaviors.

    Korean Families Yesterday and Today portrays diverse aspects of the contemporary Korean families and, by explicitly or implicitly situating contemporary families within a comparative historical perspective, reveal how the past of Korean families evolved into their current shapes. While the study of families can be approached in many different angles, our lens focuses on families with children or young adults who are about to forge family through marriage and other means. This focus reflects that delayed marriage and declined fertility are two sweeping demographic trends in Korea, affecting family formation. Moreover, “intensive” parenting has characterized Korean young parents and therefore, examining change and persistence in parenting provides important clues for family change in Korea.

    This volume should be of interest not only to readers who are interested in Korea but also to those who want to understand broad family changes in East Asia in comparative perspective.


    Generously supported by the SBS Research Fund at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

    2020 Sep 25

    Long Live the Digital Scholarship Project

    10:00am to 11:15am

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    East Asian Digital Scholarship Series; co-sponsored by Harvard-Yenching Library, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Korea Institute



    Peter Bol (Harvard University, China Biographical Database)
    Grace Fong (McGill University, Ming-Qing Women’s Writings)
    Andrew Gordon (Harvard University, Japan Disasters Digital Archive Project)
    Helen Hardacre (Harvard University, Constitutional Revision Research Project)

    It is difficult to start a digital scholarship project. Maintaining it for decades is even more difficult. In this year’s first forum of the East Asian Digital Scholarship Series, we invite the founders of four long-running North American-based projects. Peter Bol, Grace Fong, Andrew Gordon, and Helen Hardacre will share their experiences in building and leading digital scholarship projects.

    The East Asian Digital Scholarship Series, founded by Feng-en Tu and Sharon Yang, has been a monthly luncheon at Harvard-Yenching Library. This year, the Series will be conducted remotely and is sponsored by Harvard-Yenching Library with the support of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Korea Institute. The Series will cover a wide range of topics in East Asian digital scholarship.


    The webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be required to register at http://bit.ly/EADS2020_1

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    2020 Sep 17

    The Yu Tae-ch’ing Family Documents: Introduction and the Mutual Agreement of the Division of Property

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event (Zoom)

    Korean Treasures at Harvard Series I; co-sponsored by Harvard-Yenching Institute and Harvard-Yenching Library
     


    Sun Joo Kim
    Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute

    • Short presentations on Harvard collections, art and rare books. 
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