1. This lecture is given in Korean with an English translator.

    Though Koreans have largely abandoned traditional housing, important elements of the Korean hanok house persist in the modern apartments favored by an increasingly urban population, according to Bong Hee Jeon, professor of architecture at Seoul National University. According to Professor Jeon, three of these elements—underfloor heating (ondol), raised wooden floors (maru), and the kitchen (puŏk)—even predate the hanok and have been part of Korean living spaces for much of the long history of human habitation on the Peninsula. In a lecture for The Korea Society’s Korea In-Depth lecture series, Professor Jeon explores the periodical, national, and regional manifestations of these archetypal spatial elements, and provides examples of how they are incorporated into current living conditions.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/korean_studies/lectures/an_alternative_history_of_the_korean_home.html

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  2. Acclaimed author Spike Gillespie explores the diversity and common threads of quilting in Korea, its neighbors, and lands beyond. Gillespie takes the listener on a global journey of the art, approaches, and techniques of quilt making.

    Spike Gillespie is the author of six books, three of which are on the topic of quilting. Her most recent book, Quilts Around the World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe, traces the history of quilting from its beginnings to today. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, and other publications. In 2006, Austin Chronicle readers voted her Best Author in Austin, Texas.

    For more information, please visit the link below:
    koreasociety.org/arts/gallery_talks/10000_threads_around_the_world.html

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  3. Filmed December 2, 2010

    Film fans and students of military history unite for an intimate discussion with director Brian Iglesias on the making of his award-winning independent documentary Chosin. Brian, a Marine and Iraq veteran, embarked on this production to honor those who sacrificed at the Battle of Chosin Reservior in the Korean War. Those who survived went on to facilitate the first evacuation under UN auspices, and over one million Koreans today descend from those who were assisted. The director will discuss his cross-country journey to film those veterans still with us and the challenges of growing the production from humble origins to award-winning heights—including a sold-out New York premiere hosted by The Korea Society. His story is one that honors the Korean-U.S. friendship in a compelling and heartfelt way.

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

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  4. Filmed November 17, 2010

    Minji Park explores late autumn's grasp and the onset of winter through a program of traditional six-string kǒmun’go. The evening’s selections pay tribute to the late season and highlight the masculine, deep sounds of one of Korea’s oldest native instruments. A winner at the 2010 World Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition in New York, Minji Park will perform from the traditional Korean court and folk music repertoire.

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

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  5. Filmed October 21, 2010

    The Korea Society welcomes young gifted greats from New York’s famed Juilliard School in its 2010-2011 Young Visions, Young Voices series. Classical violinist Brian Bak opens the series with a solo performance of Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Ysaye’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27, and Paganini’s Caprice No. 24.

    Bak is recipient of the C.V. Starr and Samsung Scholarships and studies with Professor Hyo Kang, founding artistic director of International Sejong Soloists. Bak has appeared as a featured soloist with symphonies nationwide.

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

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