[KS] [GWIKS] The Premodern Korea Lecture Series with Michael Pettid
GW Institute for Korean Studies
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The GW Institute for Korean Studies presents:
The Premodern Korea Lecture Series:
One Woman’s Take on Life in Chosŏn Korea by Michael Pettid
Online Event Details
Michael Pettid is our first lecturer in the Series. This lecture will be held on September 27, 2021 at 10 AM EST via Zoom.
The Kyuhap ch’ongsŏ [The Encyclopedia of Daily Life] was compiled by Lady Yi Pinhŏgak (1759-1824) in the early years of the nineteenth century. The work was meant to be a guide to knowledge that womenfolk needed to properly manage a household and was passed on to her daughters and daughters-in-law. This translation covers two of the five volumes of the work that cover food and drink, and prenatal care, medicine, and first aid. The work gives great insight into what upper status women held to be important during this period and how they sought to achieve their goals. Lady Yi used various sources for her work including those written in Literary Chinese, Korean, and also oral knowledge that must have circulated widely at the time. The result is a work unlike any other that gives readers a small glimpse into the lives of upper status women during this time.
Michael J. Pettid is a Professor of Korean Studies at Binghamton University where he has taught since 2003. Prior to that, he received his doctorate from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and taught in Korea at the Academy of Korean Studies and Ewha Women’s University. The focus of his research and teaching is premodern Korea's history, literature, religion, and culture. His most recent books are the co-edited volumes of Premodern Korean Literary Prose (Columbia University Press, 2018) and Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: Critical Aspects of Death from Ancient to Contemporary Times (University of Hawaii Press, 2014); he also has monographs of Unyŏng-on: A Love Affair at the Royal Palace of Chosŏn Korea (Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley), and Korean Cuisine: An Illustrated History (Reaktion Books, 2008) among numerous other publications. His most recent publication is a co-authored and annotated translation of a nineteenth century guidebook for women, the Kyuhap ch’ongsŏ [The Encyclopedia of Daily Life] (University of Hawaii Press, 2021).
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The Premodern Korea Lecture Series
Online Series Details
The GW Institue for Korean Studies (GWIKS) presents a new virtual Premodern Korea Lecture Series. We will be hosting four (4) lecturers to present their topics of choice:
One Woman’s Take on Life in Chosŏn KoreaSeptember 27, 2021, 10 AM EST.
(Academy of Korean Studies)
A Unique Relationship: Koryŏ and the Mongol Yuan Empire
November 17, 2021, 7 PM EST/9 AM KST.
(University of British Columbia)
Did Ch’usa Kim Chŏnghŭi Really Translate Xixiangji into Korean?
Literary Fame, Manuscript Culture, and the Story of the Western Wing in Chosŏn Korea
January 26, 2022, 1 PM EST.
(University of Colorado Boulder)
Inscribing the Realm: Early Silla Written Culture Through Mokkan
February 23, 2022, 10 AM EST.
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The GW Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS), a university wide Institute housed in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University was founded in 2016. The establishment of the GWIKS was made possible by a generous grant from the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS). The mission of GWIKS is to consolidate, strengthen, and grow the existing Korean studies program at GW, and more generally in the greater D.C. area and beyond. The Institute enables and enhances productive research and education relationships within GW, and among the many experts throughout the region and the world.
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