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Quarterly Korean Event Series

Quarterly Korean Program Series:  Featuring lectures, exhibitions, performances, films, cultural presentations, etc.  

SUPPORT

for Portland State's ongoing 
Quarterly Korea Program Series
is provided in part by
the PSU Korean Studies Program Endowment, 
established by the late,
Portland area, Korean-American businessman, Mr. Jay Lee,  
with continued contributions from individuals, families, and corporations in our local community.  

and by the
Trena Gillette
Annual Memorial Lecture Endowment

To ensure the continuation of quality programs at Portland State about Korea,
please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to
the 
PSU Korean Studies Program Endowment
or to
the
Trena Gillette Annual Memorial Lecture Endowment.

[download a Donation Form >]

 

Programs Spring 2014:
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April 19, 2014

PSU Korea Night
Sponsored by the PSU Korean Student Association

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DATE/TIME:  May 9, 2014;  6:00 PM
Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture >> 

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Past Programs:
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January 23, 2014

Confucius Ideals in Korean Visual Culture
Dr. Kumja Paik Kim, Curator Emerita, San Francisco Asian Art Museum
Read the January 27, 2014 PSU Vanguard newspaper article summarizing this event >>
View event photos >> 

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December 3, 2013
Korea 1900:  A time Capsule in 20 Objects
Dr. Laurel Kendall, Curator, American Musuem of Natural History
View event photos >>

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October 11, 2013
A Japanese Perspective on North Korea
Dr. Toshimitue Shigemura, Waseda University 
Sponsored by the PSU Center for Japanese Studies 
Read the October 18th, 2013 PSu Vanguard newspaper article summary of the event >> 

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May 9,  2013
Tourist Images of Korea: The historical origins & their contemporary legacies
Dr. Hyuing-il Pai, University of California – Santa Barbara
Read the May 8, 2013 PSU Vanguard newspaper article about the event >> 

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April 15, 2013
Gangwon Peace GeoPark in Korea's Demilitarized Zone 
Chanhwan Kim, Dept of Geography, Kangwon National University
Sponsored by the Dept. of Geography 

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February 21, 2013
Korean Music Concert: New Compositions for Korean Gayageum and Piano 
Co-sponsored by the School of Music 
View Event Photos >
View Video Clip >
Read the February 18, 2013 PSU Vanguard newspaper article about the event >>

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February 19, 2013
Portland’s Pyongyang City Screen: A Panoramic View of Life in Nineteenth Century Korea
Dr. Hyonjeong Kim Han, Curator of the Korean Gallery at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, discusses a number of issues regarding the screen and its conservation process, including how the screen compares to others of the same subject and what precipitated the rise of cityscapes and festival paintings in Korea. 
View Event Photos >
Co-sponsored bythe Portland Art Museum & PSU Institute for Asian Studies

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February 2, 2013
A presentation on Korean painted screens
Dr. Charles Lachman, University of Oregon
Co-sponsored by the First Saturday East Asian Program Committee & Institute for Asian Studies
Read the January 30, 2013 PSU Vanguard newspaper preview article about the event >>

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November 19, 2012
Asian-Americans: Achievements Mask Challenges
Dr. JungHee Lee, PSU Professor of Social Work and Dr. Lewis Bank of the Regional Research Institute for Human Services, School of Social Work and Oregon Social Learning Center, will present an update on their current research about Asian-Americans.
View Event Photos >

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May 2012
Annual Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture -
Korean Picture Brides and Korean Immigration in the Early 1900s
Dr. Wayne Patterson, St. Norbert College 
View Event Photos > 

May 2012
Korea - China Relations in the 1880's
Dr. Wayne Patterson, St. Norbert College 
View event photos >

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April 20 - May 4, 2012
Korean Film Festival
Co-sponsored by the PSU Korean Student Association
View event photos > 

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February 21, 2012
Korean Forests - Reforestation, Wildfire, and Changing Management Paradigms
Visiting research professor Dr. Dongwook Ko from Kangwon National University, South Korea 
Sponsored by the Forest Ecology & Management Seminar, coordinated by the PSU Department of Environmental Science and Management 

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February 15, 2012
Kim III:  North Korea Under a New Leader 
Dr. Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus, Portland State University
View event photos > 
Read the February 14, 2012 PSU Vanguard newspaper article about the event >>

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November 19, 2011
Korean-American Movie:  Wedding Palace 
w/ Q & A with actors 
Joy Osmanski & Nancy J. Lee
Co-sponsored by the Adult Korean-American Adoptees of Portland (AKAP) 
Read the November 17, 2011 PSU Vanguard newspaper article about the event >> 

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November 17, 2011
The South Korean Economy:  What Lies Ahead?
Dr. Martin Hart-Landsberg, Lewis & Clark College 
Read the November 15, 2011 PSU Vanguard newspaper article about the event >> 

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November 1- 22, 2011
Art Exhibition:  JOY OF PRINTS 
Dr. Dong Lim Chung,Visiting Scholar at Portland State University from Kyungwon University, South Korea
 
Presented by the PSU School of Art & Design
View event photos >
Read the PSU Vanguard newspaper article about this exhibit >>
 
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October 4, 2011
What will it take for Korea to forgive Japan?
Dr. Woon Do Choi, Northeast Asian History Foundation, Seoul
Sponsored by the PSU Center for Japanese Studies  
Read the October 4, 2011 PSU Vanguard newspaper article about the event >>

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May 20, 2011
The World of Korean culture depicted in Koguryo Tomb Murals
Dr. HoTae Jeon, University of Ulsan, South Korea 

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May 18, 2011
Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze:  1910-1945
Dr. E. Taylor Atkins,  Northern Illinois University 

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May 6, 2011
Traditional Korean Drumming & Dance Performance
View event VIDEO clip >
View event PHOTOS >
Co-sponsored by the School of Music 

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May 2- 27, 2011
Art Exhibition:  THREADED LINE
Dr.  Dr. Sewon Kim, visiting scholar from the College of Design, University of Ulsan, South Korea

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April 8, 2011
Annual Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture -
Constructing a National History of Korea:  One for the 20th Century, another for the 21st
Dr. Mark Peterson, Brigham Young University

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February 16, 2011
Will South Korea Have Enough Water in the Future?
Dr. Heejung Chang, Portland State University 
Read the February 18, 2011 PSU Vanguard newspaper article about the event >> 

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January 6-27, 2011
Art Exhibition:  ArtKOREA
A showcase of the artistic work of 10 PSU students who participated in a 2-week art-focused study-tour to Korea in September 2010. 
Presented by the School of Art + Design 

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December 2, 2010
The Buddhist Sculpture of Gyeongju Namsan in Korea
Dr. Sewon Kim, College of Design, University of Ulsan, South Korea

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November 4-26, 2010
Art Exhibition:  REVERSIBLE
Dr. Gunwoo Kim, Visiting Scholar from the University of Ulsan, South Korea

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October 30, 2009
Japan and the Korean Peninsula
Dr. Toshimitue Shigemura, Waseda University 
Sponsored by the PSU Center for Japanese Studies 

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October 2009
Annual Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture -
North Korea in Historical Perspective
Dr.  Carter Eckert, Harvard University