12. Reflections on 40 Years of Korean Studies
Kyujanggak Korean Studies Colloquium
Thursday October 11, 2007, 4-6 pm

Title: Reflections on 40 Years of Korean Studies
Speaker: Martina Deuchler (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Professor Emeritus)
Discussants: Professor Lew Youngick (Yonsei University, Distinguished Professor of History), Professor Chung Doohee (Sogang University, Professor of History)
Location: Kyujanggak Auditorium, B1, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (Bldg 103)
Seoul National University

Description: On her return to Kyujanggak Institute, eminent Korean Studies scholar Professor Martina Deuchler offers her reflections on the last 40 years of Korean Studies as well as her views on the prospects and future direction of the field. Professor Deuchler first arrived at Kyujanggak in 1967 as a young researcher immediately after receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her groundbreaking first book, Confucian Gentlemen and Barbarian Envoys, pioneered the field of Korean Studies while a subsequent book, The Confucian Transformation of Korea, was awarded the Chang Chi-yôn Award for Korean History in 1993. Professor Deuchler now resides in Switzerland.
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