1. Filmed August 4, 2011

    The Korea Society welcomes Marja Vongerichten, star of the new PBS series Kimchi Chonicles and wife of famed chef Jean-Georges, as she cooks and shares recipes from her newly released cookbook, The Kimchi Chronicles: Korean Cooking for an American Kitchen.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/arts/cooking/a_taste_of_the_kimchi_chronicles_korean_cooking_for_an_american_kitchen.html

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  2. Prof. Jin Young Choi speaks with author Kyung-sook Shin about her novel 'Please Look After Mom'

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  3. In marking the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War, The Korea Society salutes the late Richard Kim, as Penguin Classics re-releases his National Book Award-nominated The Martyred. Kim's first novel is a critically acclaimed bestseller about the Korean War, and was later made into a play, opera, and film.

    Susan Choi (A Person of Interest, American Woman) authored the introduction for the new release and speaks to the importance of Kim’s work and its relevance to better understanding between the peoples of Korea and the United States.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/arts/book_cafe/the_martyred_re-released.html

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  4. Filmed June 2, 2011

    Award-winning author, editor and photojournalist Brenda Paik Sunoo presents images from Moon Tides: Jeju Island Grannies and the Sea. Jeju Island’s sea women, or haenyeo, scour the sea floor as their maternal ancestors did, harvesting seaweed, octopus, sea urchins, turban shells, and abalone. Driven by economics, these women divers plunge more than 20 meters underwater, hold their breath for over two minutes, and labor well into their 80s. Their numbers have dwindled from fifteen thousand in the 1970s to just over five thousand today. Photo excerpts from the book received the International Museum of Women’s Community Choice Award.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/arts/book_cafe/book_cafe_the_women_divers_of_jeju_island.html

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  5. Filmed May 19, 2011

    Enjoy a meditative performance of changgo, a traditional hour-glass drum, adapted for p’ungnyu, the classical ensemble music of Korean nobility and central theme of The Korea Society’s 2011 traditional music series. P’ungnyu also refers to an elevated state of leisure in which one can better appreciate poetry, music, and companionship.

    Percussionist Lee Chun-seung performs a solo Suljanggu, followed by a Samulnori and Binari featuring three additional percussion instruments, the kkwaengguari, buk, and jing, and finishes with Modeumbuk. Lee appeared at the 2002 World Cup Opening Ceremony and on the KBS Open Concert series. He has performed in Russia, Japan, China, and the United States, and is director and conductor of the acclaimed New York-based, non-profit Korean Traditional Marching Band.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/arts/performing_arts/contemplative_traditional_music_series_pungnyu_percussion_changgo.html

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