Yale Korea Week 2023 event schedule is announced

Since its introduction in 1943, Korean Studies at Yale has grown in size, not just in the number of faculty and students, but also in its Korea-related course offerings. With heightened interest and enrollment by Yale students in courses — not limited to Korean language study, but also in other interdisciplinary subject areas like history, political science, sociology and film studies — Yale’s Korean Studies program is working to meet the increased demand for Korea-focused studies. As such, Yale is organizing its first Korea Week on campus, bringing the Korean community together, and celebrating the country’s rich history and culture. 

 

Event Schedule

 

Saturday, November 4

Adopted Friends by Korean American Students at Yale
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Asian American Cultural Center, 295 Crown Street
Organized by Korean American Students at Yale (KASY)

 

Monday, November 6

Offering Beyond the 38th Parallel: The Realities of North Korea and the Path to Free and Unified Korea
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Room 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street
Organized by the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies
Event Link: https://ceas.yale.edu/events/beyond-38th-parallel-realities-north-korea-and-path-free-and-unified-korea

 

Tuesday, November 7

Buddhism, Violence, and Modern ‘State-Protection’: Understanding the South Korean Buddhist Military Chaplaincy
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Room 202, Rosenkranz Hall, 115 Prospect Street
Organized by the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies
Event Link: https://ceas.yale.edu/events/buddhism-violence-and-modern-state-protection-understanding-south-korean-buddhist-military

 

Wednesday, November 8 

Yale Korean Bioscience Society Special Seminar | Bench to Bedside, Quality AND Quantity of Life: Cancer Metabolism
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hope 103, Hope Memorial Building, 315 Cedar Street
Organized by the Yale Korean Bioscience Society (YKBS)

 

Thursday, November 9

Saving Families After the Korean War: Faith-based Aid, Orphaned Children, and Widows in South Korea
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Room 116, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street
Organized by the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies
Event Link: https://ceas.yale.edu/events/saving-families-after-korean-war-faith-based-aid-orphaned-children-and-widows-south-korea

 

Friday, November 10 

Offering Healing and Integration from “Arirang”: Performances and Lectures
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
with performances by Hyung Joon Won, artistic director of the Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra, and Toshiyuki Shimada, music director and conductor for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Location: Sudler Hall, 100 Wall Street
Organized by the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies
Event Link: https://ceas.yale.edu/events/offering-healing-and-integration-arirang-performances-and-lectures  

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Minari 
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Humanities Quadrangle, L02, 320 York Street
Organized by the Yale Film Archive at the Yale Library
Event Link: https://library.yale.edu/event/treasures-yale-film-archive-minari-lee-isaac-chung-person  

 

Saturday, November 11

Yale Celebrates Korea: Food, Cultural Shows, Film Screening, and Talk by Joseph Juhn, Director of Chosen
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
with performances from Yale Taekwondo, Yale Movement, and Worthington Hooker Elementary Korean Students
Location: Lecture Hall/Memorabilia Room, 1st floor, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street
Organized by Korean American Students at Yale (KASY) and Yale Office of International Affairs

Yale K-Pop Cover Dance Group: Yale Movement Fall 2023 Showcase
Shows at 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Location: Off-Broadway Theater, 41 Broadway
Organized by Yale Movement
Event Link: https://cglink.me/2dA/r2243957 (YaleConnect CampusGroups link)

 

Monday, November 13

Yale and Korea University Faculty Lunch (invitation only)
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Organized by Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies

Special Lecture by President of Korea University Dong-One Kim
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Room 101 (Auditorium), Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Organized by Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies
Event Link: https://ceas.yale.edu/events/special-lecture-president-korea-university

Yale and Korea University Faculty Dinner (invitation only)
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Organized by Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies

 

Tuesday, November 14 

Revenge Gone Newtro: Decolonizing Ressentiment in Korean Dramas on Retributive Justice (lunch provided)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Room 136, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street
with speakers Haerin Shin, professor of Korea University, and Kyunghee Eo, professor of Yale University
Organized by Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies
Event Link: https://ceas.yale.edu/events/revenge-gone-newtro-decolonizing-ressentiment-korean-dramas-retributive-justice

The Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Entertainment in the Global World
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Room 136, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street
with speakers Ji Hoon Park, professor of Korea University, and Grace Kao, professor of Yale University
Organized by Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies
Event Link: https://ceas.yale.edu/events/opportunities-and-challenges-korean-entertainment-global-world

Korea University Reception
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Room 136, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street
sponsored by Korea University, with K-pop performances by Yale University students
Organized by Korea University