Professor John Treat’s Talk on the Past, Present and Future of Korean Studies at Yale University
June 8, 2012
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Professor John Treat of East Asian Languages and Literature at Yale, my original department and the department of Professor Steven Owen at Harvard University, delivered this talk to a group of Kyung Hee students and faculty on June 7, 2012 at the Kyung Hee University library.
East Asian Languages and Literature at Yale is the most solid program for learning Asian languages in the United States. Because the program requires undergraduates to take a course in either literary Chinese or literary Japanese, it has never attracted a large number of students. In my year, 1987, there were four majors.
The discussion about the history of Korean studies in the United States, and its evolving nature, was fascinating. Sadly, Yale University does not yet have a Korean studies program, although Professor Treat is working hard to build one.
Click below for PDF version of the talk.
John Treat on Korean Studies at Yale 2012.06.07