special exhibition under the theme of ''Document Culture''

The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies(KIKS) and the Museum of Art, Seoul National University(MoA) are jointly hosting a special exhibition under the theme of  ''Document Culture''. KIKS presents a exhibition of Uigwe, the comprehensive protocol of national rituals observed by the Royal family, specially those dealing with the royal funeral of the Joseon Dynasty. MoA showcases the works of Lee-jin Kim, Jaewon Kim, Tae-Jun Kim, Gwiwon Oh, Chang Geun Oh, Gangwoo Lee, Ji-hyun Lee, ok-sang Lim, Eun Kyung Choi through which we hope to shed light on the contemporary meanings of ''recording'' through a variety of media.
We cordially invite you to this year’’s special exhibition jointly prepared by the two of SNU’’s major cultural institutions, KIKS and MoA. We very much hope you will enjoy not only ancient documents but also contemporary arts.

Opening Reception    August 26, 15:00
Reception Venue       KIKS Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Period        August 26-October 29, 2009
Exhibition Venue        KIKS, MoA

※Access to the Exhibition is available at 3 p.m on Opening Date.

The 2nd Kyujanggak International Symposium on Korean Studies

                Creating and Keeping Records in Korea The 2nd Kyujanggak International Symposium on Korean Studies   August 27-28, 2009 Kyujanggak Auditorium and Sinyang Humanities Hall [Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies] Director : Kim Yung Sik (Professor, Asian History) Associate Director : Jung Keun-Sik (Professor, Sociology) Head of Research Planning Division : Kim Tae Woong (Professor, History Education) Head of Archive Research Division : Kim Yun-Je (Chief Researcher, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies) Head of Conferences and Education Division : Moon Joong-Yang (Professor, Korean History) Head of Publications Division : Lee Jongmook (Professor, Korean Language and Literature) Head of Royal Archives and Rare Books Division : Lee Jongmook (Professor, Korean Language and Literature) Director of International Center for Korean Studies : Park Tae-Gyun (Graduate School of International Studies) Associate Director of International Center for Korean Studies : Sem Vermeersch  (Professor, Religious Studies) [Organizing committee] Moon Joong-Yang, Lee Jongmook, Park Tae-Gyun, Sem Vermeersch, Kim Chong-Min (program coordinator, ICKS), An Sojin (symposium coordinator), Kim Dae-Joong (assistant, conferences and education division) Phone +82-2-880-9378, Fax +82-2-883-3305, E-mail [August 27 Thursday] Registration (9:30-9:50)/Opening Ceremony (9:50-10:10)     Kyujanggak Auditorium Opening remarks: Jung Keun-Sik (Associate Director of Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies) Welcome Address: Kim Yung Sik (Director, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies) Special Lecture (10:10-11:00)                              Kyujanggak Auditorium Kyujanggak Special Exhibition Tour (11:00-11:40) Lunch (12:00-13:50)                                   Jahayeon Faculty Restaurant Session 1 (14:00 - 17:00)                  Sinyang Humanities Hall Seminar Room 3 Chair: Pai Hyung Il Topic: Staging "Authentic" Korea for a World Audience: Colonialism, Nationalism and Heritage Management (1902-present) 1. Postcards from Korea’’s Past: Re-making Heritage Destinations for the Tourist         Pai Hyung Il (University of California, Santa Barbara) 2. Restoring Sokkuram: Archaeology, Photography and Architectural Preservation in Kyongju         Yoshii Hideo (Kyoto University) 3. Exhibiting Korean Culture: The Colonial Government General Museum of Korea (1915-1945) and its Contemporary Legacies         Park Jin Soo (University College London) 4. Musical Intelligence: Imperial Japan Listening to Koreana         Taylor Atkins (Northern Illinois University) 5. Recasting the Past, Forecasting the Present: New Discoveries From the Recovered Films of Korea’’s Colonial Era         Sueyoung Park-Primiano (New York University) 6. The Cultural Property Protection Law: Tensions and Dissonance Revealed by Examining the Differences between First and Second Generation Performance Professionals         Cedarbough Saeji (UCLA) Session 2 (14:00 - 17:00)                 Sinyang Humanities Hall Seminar Room 4 Chair: Moon Joong-Yang (Seoul National University) Topic: Sino-Korean Interaction in Mathematical Sciences in the Late Chosŏn Period 1. Astronomy and Diplomacy-Communication between the Qing and Chosŏn Dynasties on Eclipse Prediction and Observation         Shi Yunli (University of Science and Technology China) 2. Circulation of Western Texts among Korean literati as Seen from Hwang Yunsok’’s Journal during the Second Half of the 18th Century         Koo Mhan-Ock (Kyunghee University) 3. The Emergence of Literati Mathematicians and the New Culture of Mathematics in Late Eighteenth-century Korea         Lim Jongtae (Seoul National University) 4. The Spread of Chinese Mathematical Treatises and Korean Mathematicians’’ Innovation         Guo Shirong (Inner Mongolia Normal University) Discussants: Park Kwonsoo (Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies), Chu Pingyi ( Academia Sinica), Moon Joong-Yang (Seoul National University) Conference Banquet (18:00-)                                   Kyujanggak Terrace [August 28 Fri] Session 3 (9:30 - 12:30)                   Sinyang Humanities Hall Seminar Room 4 Chair: Yi Hyangsoon (University of Georgia) Topic: Nectar Ritual Paintings as the Iconic Records of Chosŏn Society 1. Scenes in the Lower Parts of Nectar Ritual Paintings and their Relationship with the State of Chosŏn Society         Yeon Jeyoung (Korea University) 2. The Vignettes of Chosŏn Society as Reflected in the Images of Sixteenth-century Nectar Ritual Paintings         Park Eunkyung (Donga University) 3. The Visibility, Visuality, and Vitality of Chosŏn Buddhist Nuns: The Iconography of Female Monastics in Nectar Ritual Paintings         Yi Hyangsoon (University of Georgia) 4. Images of Performing Arts and Entertainments in the Nectar Paintings of the Chosŏn Period         Hong Sunpyo (Ewha Womans University) 5. New Elements in Human Figures in the Nineteenth-century Nectar Ritual Paintings         Kim Seunghee (Gyeongju National Museum) Discussants: Chang Chin-sung (Seoul National University), Kim Junghee (Wonkwang University), Ju Seongok (Seoul National University) Session 4 (9:30 - 12:30)                   Sinyang Humanities Hall Seminar Room 3 Chair: Park Sung-chang (Seoul National University) Topic: Writing system and cultural changes in the enlightenment era 1. The Graphic Imagination: Imagining Script in Korean Antiquity         Ross King (University of British Columbia) 2. The some factors of occurred in modern Chinese literature         Li Andong (Fudan University) 3. Changes in writing system and narrative style in the enlightenment era         Kwon Young-Min (Seoul National University) 4. Appropriation of the Reader in Narrative Texts of the Enlightenment Period         Kim Suk-bong (University of Ulsan) Lunch (13:00-14:00)                                   Jahayeon Faculty Restaurant Main Panel (14:00 - 18:30)   Sinyang Humanities Hall International Conference Room Chair: Kim Myoungho (Seoul National University) Topic: Record Culture and Intellectual Exchange in East Asia 1. Manuscript Culture and Korean Literature in the Late Chosŏn Period         Kwon Du-Hwan (Seoul National University) 2. Intellectual Exchange and Mutual Recognition in East Asia         Jung Min (Hanyang University) 3. The Exchange of Chinese Books Seen through Catalogues of Chosŏn Books         Zhang Bowei (Nanjing University) 4. Historical Position of Movable Type Printing in the Ming Dynasty         Inoue Susumu (Nagoya University) 5. Changes in the Style of Bookbinding and Chinese Books in the Late Chosŏn Dynasty         Cho Gye Young (Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies) Discussants> Jung Ha-Young (Ewha Womans University), Lee Jongmook (Seoul National University), Ahn Daehoe (Sungkyunkwan University), Lee Chang-Sook (Seoul National University), Rho Kyunghee (Kyoto University)

Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, Vol 20 No. 2 now available

Seoul Journal of Korean StudiesVolume 20, Number 2, December 2007~Contents~ArticlesThe Eminent Koryŏ Monk: Stele Inscriptions as Sources for the Lives and Careers of Koryŏ MonksSem VermeerschAncient Literacy: Comparison and Periodization Song KihoA Clash of Empires in East Asia: The Geneva Conference on Korea, 1954Haruka MatsudaSpecial EssaysSome Reminiscences on Forty Years of Research in KoreaMartina DeuchlerAustro-Hungarian Archival Sources of Korean History (1884-1910)Károly FendlerBook Notes

Kyujanggak Fellowship invitation for applications

The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University invites applications for its 2008-09 postdoctoral Kyujanggak Fellowship program. The Institute will offer up to four awards, beginning in August 2008. Fellows are expected to arrive no later than September 2008, remain in residence for ten to twelve months, actively participate in the Institute’s colloquia and seminars, give a presentation, and publish an article in the peer-reviewed Seoul Journal of Korean Studies. The Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies will exercise right of first refusal of the book manuscript emerging from the fellowship. If accepted, the resulting book will be published in the Series, which is co-published by the University of California Press. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. by time of appointment and be able to articulate an outstanding research agenda in the field of Korean Studies. While priority is given to those who have received their Ph.D.s within the last five years, junior faculty whose research directly pertains to the Kyujanggak collection are also welcome to apply. The committee pays special attention to those scholars who plan to make use of the Kyujanggak collection, but those working on contemporary Korea are also encouraged to apply. The fellowship provides a total stipend of 30 million Korean won, disbursed in 10 monthly installments, on-campus housing (a family unit if requested), round-trip airfare, medical insurance, and a $1500 research grant. Fellows are also provided shared office space with computer, library access and other associated research assistance. Deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2008. A decision will be announced by the end of March. Inquiries should be directed to the program coordinator, Annie Koh, at The application form can be downloaded via the following links. Application Form: Fellowship Details:

Faculty Study Group Subscriptions for 2007 - 2008

The Kyujanggak Institute for the Korean Studies calls for Faculty Study Group subscriptions for the latter half of 2007. a. Purpose The Kyujanggak Institute for the Korean Studies support Faculty Study Groups for active development of Korean studies. We aspire that professionals from various fields gather regularly to discuss certain themes to form research groups and develop strategy themes to achieve profound and creative study on various subjects on Korean studies. b. Terms- the chief of a group must be a faculty at SNU. - Regular gatherings in the form of presentation and discussion must be operated. - Start from after Sept. 2007 and end before August 2008, with minimum of 6 meetings. - Presently running groups can also be applied for extension. - The meetings should be held at the Kyujanggak Institute for the Korean Studies under the sponsorship of the institute. - Discussions can either be private or open to the public. c. Support - Total budget: within 2,000,000 won (if the group is already being supported from another intitute, only less than 1,000,000 can be supplied.) - Items and scales: actual expense for the seminars only (ex. presentation, copies, prints, food expense, etc.) d. Applications - Send the completed application form and estimate sheet to Yeri Kim.- Inquiries: Prof. Eun-Su Cho (880-4039,, Yeri Kim (880.5827, - Deadline: Sept. 21 (Fri), 2007 - Results will be informed at the end of September. e. Judgement Standards - Themes likely to contribute to the development of Korean Studies. - Interdisciplinary research theme including diverse fields of study. f. After Management- Within a month of the end of the group discussions, submission of a result report and balance sheets is needed. The report can be written in free format, yet has to include the scholarly consequences and significance of the seminars.

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