Korean Cultural Center
Multiple Dates
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
(2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

From Nationalism to Globalism: Toward a Korean History Narrative Beyond Ideological Contention 

 Djun Kil Kim

Samsung Korean Studies Program Professorial & Research Chair,
University of Asia & the Pacific

 Tuesday, March 24 @ 5:30 pm

Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center
1952 Gallows Rd. Suite 330, Vienna, VA 22182

 Korean modern history remains defined by two pivotal experiences of the Korean people in the 20th century: Japanese colonial occupation and the post-World War II national division. Yet today there are still divergent, competing narratives that interpret the significance of these traumatic but probationary periods, even within an individual nation among the political left and right. In the Republic of Korea, for example, the left and right share common political ancestry of conventional anti-colonial nationalism, but differ in anti-communist or anti-intervention ideologies. In order to seek a more comprehensive understanding of contemporary Korean history, this lecture pursues a new narrative of Korea developing and transforming through the influence of various global civilization doctrines such as Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, Christianity, Communism, and American functionalism, throughout its history.

 NOTE: this evening program will be presented in Korean language only; an English-language version of the same lecture will be delivered at 12:30 p.m. on the same day, March 24, at the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University (Lunch provided; location: 1717 Massachusetts Ave NW Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500; RSVP/ Contact: Sarabeth Craig, scraig10@jhu.edu 

Common Ground 

On view through March 25

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

Common Ground presents eight local Washington, D.C.-area artists inspired by the vibrant world of Korean modern and contemporary art. Details here

K-Cinema: I am the King

Thursday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

Prince Chungnyeong (Ju Ji-hoon), who will eventually become King Sejong the Great, dreads a burdensome fate as the nation's ruler. When he becomes heir to the throne, Chungnyeong flees the palace in desperation and trades places with a crass, lowly servant, Deok-chil. RSVP & details here

 Rolling Admissions for the 8th Korea-America Student Conference

Through March 31

The 8th Korea-America Student Conference is accepting applications from U.S. undergraduate and graduate students for the upcoming conference held in the U.S. this July 2015. KASC is an intensive academic and cultural exchange program launched in 2008 to build closer ties between young leaders in both countries. Each year, fifty students from the U.S. and Korea are competitively selected to spend one summer month together, discussing, analyzing, and presenting innovative solutions to global and bilateral issues in the US-Korea relationship. Rolling admissions until March 31, 2015. Details here

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