[KS] Invitation to the 2001 Colloquium in the Korean Humanities at GW

GW-KoreaStudies korea at gwu.edu
Sun Oct 7 00:27:48 EDT 2001

Dear All,

[Some of you may be on more than one mailing list for this
announcement/invitation.  We apologize for the multiple messages in such a
Just in case you may be in Washington, DC in a couple of weeks, we should like
to invite you to the 8th annual Hahn Moo-Sook (HMS) Colloquium in the Korean
Humanities at The George Washington University. The Cultural and Information
Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea joins GW to co-host this
year's Colloquium, which is on Korean music.

World-renowned composer and performer, Byung-ki Hwang, Professor Emeritus of
Ewha Womans University and Member of the Republic of Korea Academy of Arts and
Letters, and eminent musicologist, Robert C. Provine of the University of
Maryland, will talk about different varieties of traditional Korean music and
their relationships with Chinese musical traditions. The speakers will address
the wider and sensitive issue of Chinese cultural influence on Korea.

Hwang will explore the functional, expressive, and technical differences
between Chinese-style music and native music as both are preserved in
present-day Korea.  Provine will describe the remarkable story of the close
relationship between music and standardized measurements in Korea and China. 
Three distinguished discussants, Chan E. Park of the Ohio State University,
Andrew P. Killick of the Florida State University, and Elizabeth D. Tolbert of
the Peabody Conservatory of Music, will present commentaries on the subject
from different perspectives, which will stimulate and lead to our usual lively

This year the Colloquium will be held at

The Korean Cultural Service, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 2370
Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
[Metro: Dupont Circle--North Exit. Parking available at the Cultural Service
and two neighboring Embassy buildings at 2320 and 2450 Mass Ave.]

on Saturday, October 20, 2001 (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

and will finish with a buffet lunch.

The 2001 HMS Colloquium release is also on line:
For details, please visit http://gwis.circ.gwu.edu/~eall/special/hms2001.html.

Again, the Colloquium is free of charge and open to the public, but space is
very limited and reservations are required. We regret that there can be no

Please make your reservations by contacting any one of us (rgrink at gwu.edu,
kwlarsen at gwu.edu, kimrenau at gwu.edu) or Mr. Gregory Shook of the Korean
Cultural Service (gregorys at koreaemb.org) as soon as possible. We would
appreciate your giving us the following information, when you rsvp (Please do
so if you want to be put on our mailing list, even if you cannot come):

E-mail Address:
Phone/Fax numbers:


Richard Grinker, Kirk W. Larsen, and Young-Key Kim-Renaud
Conveners, GW-HMS Colloquium Series


The HMS Colloquium in the Korean Humanities Series at GW 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, one of Korea's most honored writers, in order to uphold her spirit
of openness, curiosity, and education. This year¡¯s colloquium is co-sponsored
by GW's Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Korean Embassy.

For more information about the colloquia series, visit our website,
http://www.gwu.edu/~eall/special/.  For reservation, contact Mr. Gregory
Shook: (Tel) 202-797-6343, (Fax) 202-387-0413, <gregorys at koreaemb.org> or Dr.
Young-Key Kim-Renaud: (Tel) 202-994-7107, (Fax) 202-994-1512,
<kimrenau at gwu.edu>].

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