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Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Importance of Wŏnhyo in Understanding the Transmission of Buddhist Thought from India to Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies | February 4 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Eun-su Cho, Seoul National University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

No one would object to the claim that the seventh-century scholar monk Wŏnhyo might be considered the most important monk, thinker, writer, and commentator in Korean Buddhist history. This talk shows how recent findings on his thoughts shed a new light on his work.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Gods Inhabiting Pictures: Korean Shaman Paintings as Objects of Magic and Collectible Art

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | February 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Laurel Kendall, American Museum of Natural History

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Once regarded crude, garish, and sometimes downright creepy, Korean shaman paintings gained new esteem in the late 20th Century when South Korean collectors began to value them as a distinctive folk art genre. Anthropologist Laurel Kendall describes work that resulted in the recent publication of "God Pictures in Korean Contexts: The Ownership and Meaning of Shaman Paintings."

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

An Evening of Korean Poetry

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | February 25 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley City Club Drawing Room

2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Seung-hee Kim, Poet; Soo-bok Kim, Poet; Si-Young Lee, Poet; Brother Anthony, Sogang University; Wayne de Fremery, Sogang University; Kay Richards, UC Berkeley; Robert Hass, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Come join us for a wonderful evening of Korean poetry. Seung-hee Kim, Soo-bok Kim, and Si-Young Lee will read their poems in Korean--with English translations read by Kay Richards, Wayne de Fremery, and Brother Anthony.