Hidden Gems in the Korea Collection at the Harvard-Yenching Library


Thursday, November 4, 2021, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Online (Zoom)

Korean Treasures at Harvard Series I

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Mikyung Kang
Librarian for the Korean Collection, Harvard-Yenching Library

Mikyung Kang is the librarian for the Korean Collection at Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University where she develops the Korean language collection, provides in-depth reference and consultation services, and conducts library instruction programs related to Korean materials in Korean studies, in addition to her responsibilities in the Korean Rare Book Collection and Korea-related archival collections since 2006. Before joining Harvard, she worked as Korean Studies librarian at Stanford University's East Asian Library and UCLA's Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library. She earned a BA from Korea's Sookmyung Women's University and a MLIS from UCLA.

Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History

The Korean Collection at the Harvard-Yenching Library has a history of collecting Korean language materials on Korean Studies for over seven decades since the 1950’s. Often, scholars and researchers discover unique and interesting items from the collection for their research and publish research outcomes in journals and books so a few titles become well known to scholars while many others remain unknown. This overview of selected lesser-known primary sources in the Harvard-Yenching Library will provide ideas and useful insights for future research in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary Korean Studies

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The Korean Treasures at Harvard seminar series is generously supported by the Jeffrey D. and Jean K. Lee Fund at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.