History of Colloquium

The Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities series was established in 1995 with an endowment established by the gift of the Hahn Moo-Sook Foundation in Seoul.

Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium

The Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities Series at The George Washington University provides a forum for academic discussion of Korean arts, history, language, literature, thought and religious systems in the context of East Asia and the world.  The Colloquium series is made possible by an endowment established by the estate of Hahn Moo-Sook (1918-1993), one of Korea's most honored writers, in order to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity, and commitment to education.

22nd Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2014): "Language, Power, and Ideology in the Koreas: Honorifics and Politeness"

21st Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2013): "Korea and Cultural Diplomacy: Politics and Meaning in Arts, Industry, and Civil Society"

20th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2012): "Generations: 100 Years of Korean Literature" [Poster] [Program] [English and Korean press release

19th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2011): "Staging Korea: Korean Theatre in Search of New Aesthetics" [Poster] [Program] [English and Korean press release

18th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2010): "Medicine, Mental Health and Childhood in Korea" [Poster] [Program] [English and Korean press release

17th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2009): "Representing Korea's Visual Culture and Heritage"

16th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2008): "Tradition and Modernity in Korean Literature"

15th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2007): "Korean Architecture"

14th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2007): "Korean Poetry"

13th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2006): "Korean Food"

12th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2005): "Military"

11th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2004): "Education" (Proceedings)

10th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2003): "Korean American Writers" (Sigur Center Asia Papers 20)

9th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2002): "Cinema"

8th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2001): "Music"

7th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (2000): "Christianity"

6th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (1999): "Translation" (Review)

5th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (1998): "Creative Women"

4th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (1997): "Writing and Reconciliation"

3rd Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (1996): "Shamanism in a Confucian Society: Past and Present"

2nd Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (1996): "Views of Enlightenment and Monastic Practice in Korean Son (Ch'an/Zen) Buddhism"

1st Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium (1995): "Psyche and Cosmos in Traditional Korean Thought" (GW News)

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