1. Filmed May 26, 2011

    Harvard University Professor Ezra Vogel visits The Korea Society to discuss the monumental new political history he co-edited, The Park Chung Hee Era: The Transformation of South Korea. South Korea was mired in poverty in 1959, yet by 1979 was gaining significant economic influence both regionally and globally. Park is credited with modernizing South Korea, but at a huge political and social cost. The state was predatory yet technocratic, reform-minded, yet quick to crack down on dissidents in the name of political order. The chaebol received massive government support to pioneer new growth industries, even as a nationwide campaign of economic shock therapy—interest hikes, devaluation, and wage cuts—met strong public resistance and caused considerable hardship. UC San Diego’s Stephan Haggard describes the work as “remarkable...[it] will establish itself as the most significant work on the Park period.”

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/policy/policy/the_park_chung_hee_era_the_transformation_of_south_korea.html

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  2. Join Eric Rhee, producer, and Marja Vongerichten, host and wife of world famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, for an evening of conversation and a behind the scenes look at The Kimchi Chronicles. Through visits to markets and homes around the Peninsula, the 13-episode show—to air on PBS—explores traditional Korean cuisine, markets, and popular tourist destinations.

    For more information, please visit the links below:
    koreasociety.org/arts/cooking/making_the_kimchi_chronicles.html
    kimchichronicles.tv

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  3. Filmed April 5, 2011

    Award-winning violinists Clara Ha-Neul Yoon and Siwoo Kim perform a short program of solos and duets. Siwoo Kim opens with Bach’s Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A Minor, followed by Clara Yoon’s performance of Ysaye’s Sonata for Solo Violin No. 4 in E Minor. The two conclude with Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins in C Major.

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

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  4. Filmed March 24, 2011

    Traditional Korean quilt technique requires keen attention to detail, patience, and dedication. With the arrival of the modern sewing machine, traditional quilting largely disappeared, yet master Kim Haeja remains steadfastly committed to the traditional ways of her craft. Designated Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 107 by the Korean government, Haeja Kim shares life’s lessons learned in the crafting of her quilts and textiles.

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

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  5. Filmed March 22, 2011

    Richard Pegg, Asian art curator of Chicago’s MacLean Collection, examines Korean maps in a variety of formats, the challenges faced by cartographers, and the formation of multiple identities in Korea during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The MacLean Collection, housed in a private museum outside Chicago, focuses on the cultures of Korea, China, and Southeast Asia.

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

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    ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE NORTH is a short documentary about a unique visit of the Munich Chamber Orchestra to North Korea: vimeo.com/55834030

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    I am going to Seoul to find part of my soul and meet my birth mother and sister for the first time. This is the trailer to the film I will be making during my visit. vimeo.com/31255852

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