Awesome things from The Korea Society (New York)

A whole raft of upcoming cool stuff from the Korea Society in New York including discussion of the new book The Birth of Korean Cool (ALSO, please follow us on twitter at @ktlit!)


The Korea Society | 950 Third Avenue | 8th Floor | New York | NY | 10022

2014_09_21__young-yang-chung__icon2Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 2 PM

Talk with A Treasure: Dr. Young Yang Chung
and a Legacy of Embroidery

@Newark Museum
Dr. Young Yang Chung, a member of The Korea Society’s board of directors and a world-renowned authority on textile history and embroidery, is founder of the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. The conversational format of this discussion will unfold the fascinating trajectory of her life through personalized stories linked with the Newark Museum’s holdings.

2014_09_22__corporate-forum__iconMonday, September 22, 2014 | 4 PM
2014 Financial Hub Seoul Conference
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), the Fn Hub Korea of the Financial Supervisory Service, and The Korea Society will host a conference on September 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Mayor Park Won-soon will introduce Seoul as a financial hub and leading officials from SMG and the Financial Supervisory Service will detail plans and incentives offered to attract foreign financial service providers to Seoul.

2014_09_26__uncovering-north-korea__iconFriday, September 26, 2014 | 12 PM
Uncovering North Korea

Noted economist and demographer Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses his decades of ground-breaking research into North Korea. Eberstadt, also a senior advisor to the National Bureau of Asian Research, unveils his most recent findings on North Korea’s trade and China.

2014_09_29__korea-through-dance__icon3Sept 29 | Oct 6, 27 | Nov 3, 10, 24
Mondays | 6 – 8 PM
Workshop: Korea Through Dance
Experienced teaching artist Karen Kriegel develops micro choreographies based on longer dance pieces to provide a sampler of the basic movements, music, rhythm, and various dance styles within traditional Korean dance. Supported by New York State Council for the Arts.


2014_10_01_gallery__iconOctober 1-5, 2014
Seoul Museum of Art, Gyeonghuigung Annex

The Korea Society’s unique collaborative exhibition of contemporary printmaking from American and Korean artists travels to Korea.

2014_10_02__lucite-tokki__iconThursday, October 2, 2014 | 6 PM
Indie K-pop Spotlight: Lucite Tokki
Lucite Tokki, a Seoul-based female indie pop duo, performs unique and honest music. After the show, the band discusses their creative process and working in Korea’s independent music scene.

2014_10_07__workshop__iconOctober 7 – 28, 2014
Tuesdays | 6 – 8 PM
Autumn Sumukhwa: Korean Inkbrush Painting
Over four sessions, participants will learn brush techniques, composition, and essential skills from artist Sungsook Setton and paint an autumn scene including chrysanthemums, persimmon trees, rocks, birds, and insects.

2014_10_08__korea-us-china__iconWednesday, October 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM
New Dynamics in Korea-U.S.-China Relations
The Westin Chosun Seoul, Orchid Room
Seoul, Korea

The Korea Society sites a forum in Seoul, featuring distinguished leaders from academe, analysis, government and corporations. Speakers address an executive session on Korea’s balancing of its great neighbor and ally, the recent summit between Presidents Park Geun-Hye and Xi Jinping, and prospects for building opportunities in business and policy.

2014_10_10__ProjectBridgeApp_icon2Friday, October 10, 2014
Project Bridge 2014-2015 Application Deadline
Juniors and seniors in NYC public schools are welcomed to apply to become a Youth Ambassador for Project Bridge 2014-2015, a year-long intercultural youth leadership program which culminates with a ten-day study tour to Korea in the Spring of 2015.

2014_10_15__korean-cool__iconWednesday, October 15, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Euny Hong: The Birth of Korean Cool

Author Euny Hong discusses her first nonfiction book, The Birth of Korean Cool, an entertaining look at how South Korea became a global leader in business, technology, education, and pop culture.

2014_10_24__asia-elections__icon3Friday, October 24, 2014 | 12 PM
Asia, the Midterm Elections and Momentum to 2016

Washington-based expert Patrick Cronin discusses Northeast Asia and the political process as Washington gears up for midterm elections. He also explores policy priorities as the 2016 presidential prospects begin to weigh foreign policy. Cronin, a prolific speaker and frequent major media contributor, heads Asia security efforts at the Center for a New American Security.

2014_10_31__north-korea-endgame__iconFriday, October 31, 2014 | 12 PM
Moving to a North Korea Endgame?

Columbia University Senior Research Scholar Sue Mi Terry speaks about her recent Foreign Affairs article A Korea Whole and Free, which advocates a push toward Korean unification. Terry weighs reactions to the piece in Seoul, Pyongyang, and Washington and whether we are approaching an endgame on the Korean Peninsula.

2014_11_06__UnfinishedWorksAAFilmLab_iconThursday, November 6, 2014 | 7 PM
Unfinished Works with AAFL and KAFFNY

The Korea Society, the Asian American Film Lab, and the Korean American Film Festival of New York, working together to promote multi-cultural collaboration, are delighted to present Unfinished Works, a program that featuresperformances and videos that showcase Korean and Korean-American stories, writers, and themes.

Around Town

Special concert,”In Flight”

Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM

In celebration of the life and artistic legacy of Po Kim, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery presents “In Flight,” a special concert of paintings and music. Professor Richard Miller (Columbia University) and the New York University String Quartet perform works by Mozart, Haydn, Bach and Villa-Lobos, as well as the premiere of a piece by Professors Youngmi Ha (New York University) and Jingfei Li (Shanghai University) that was inspired by two Po Kim paintings on view at the Gallery. This collaborative work captures the spirit and color of human desires in the combined media of moving images and music.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP or call 212. 598. 1155 by Thursday, September 18.