[KS] Korea Society Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies 2001
hoffmann at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Jan 29 16:35:38 EST 2001
-------- posted for Mrs. Yong Jin Choi, director of Korean Studies
Program, The Korea Society --------------------------------------
ANNOUNCEMENT of Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies 2001
The Korea Society announces its Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies.
Application is invited from East Asia specialists who would like to
include Korea in their teaching, research and writing. Priority will
be given to those who are planning to author texts on World History
or Asian History, or who will contribute articles to texts or
reference works or who will be editors of such works. Application is
invited from East Asia specialists, state department of education
officials in the social studies area and those involved in the
production of reference materials.
The program will be carried out in Korea over 12-day period from
October 6 to October 17, 2001. All the expenses including
international round-trip airfare, accommodations, meals and program
fees are covered by The Korea Society in collaboration with the Korea
The objective of the program is to provide a general overview of
Korea, past, and present. The study/tour will begin in Seoul with
three days of lectures and field trips. The lectures will be
delivered by prominent scholars from leading Korean universities on
topics such as language, history, art, architecture, religion, and
politics of a divided country. The field trips during this initial
phase of the program will take participants to places of special
historical and cultural significance in the Seoul area, including
royal palaces, the royal ancestral shrine, museums and the historical
landmark district of Insa Dong, which is famous for its traditional
buildings, antique shops and art galleries.
Following the Seoul portion of the program, the participants will
travel to various points of interest throughout the southern part of
the Korean peninsula on an extended docent tour.
Dr. Mark Peterson of Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, a
distinguished expert on Korean history and culture, will accompany
the participants throughout the tour. Dr. Peterson will provide
periodic lectures on Korean history, society, literature, and the
influence of Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity on
the Korean people.
Please contact Mrs. Yong Jin Choi, director of Korean Studies
Program, The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, by
telephone 212-759-7525 ext. 25, or by fax 212-759-7530 or by email at
yongjin.ny at koreasociety.org or www.koreasociety.org. The deadline
for the application is April 1, 2001.
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