Monthly Archives: June 2012

New posters in the Seoul Subway

A selection of intriguing new posters from the Seoul subway.

This poster reflects an aesthetic was alien to subway posters previously. An add for a popular singer employing a very sophisticated photograph, but with a hint of luxury consumerism as seen in Armani promotions.

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Wide-ranging talk about Korean literature at Seoul Selection

June 9, 2012

John Treat, Professor of Japanese literature at Yale University (from my original department of East Asian Languages and Literatures), Hank Kim, owner of Seoul Selection publishing, Gu-yong Lee president of  Korean Literary Management and the poet Seung Shin Lee met together on Saturday for a cup of coffee at Seoul Selection’s underground café near Gyungbok Palace.

Left to right: Gu-yong Lee, John Treat and Hank Kim.

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“과학기술 패러다임의 변화와 행정 체제” 시리즈1 패널 토론회

“과학기술 패러다임의 변화와 행정 체제” 시리즈1 패널 토론회

“The Paradigm Shift for Science and Technology & the Future Administrative Regime”

June 28, 2012 2:30-5:30 PM

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예일대학교 존 트리트 교수 의 특강

2012년 6월 7일 예일대학교 동아시아 언어‧문학 존 트리트 교수님 (일본문학전공) 께서 경희대에서 예일대 학한국 전망 관련 해서 특강 하셨어요. 명문 예일대학교는 아직 한국학이 없는 이유를 설명 하시고 예일대와 한국의 인연을 소개 하셨어요. 교수 하고 학생과 매우 유익 한 문답도 하셨어요.


발표문 요약:

존 트리트

동아시아 언어‧문학



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Professor John Treat’s Talk on the Past, Present and Future of Korean Studies at Yale University

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. Read more of this post

Asia Institute Gathering to talk about the Environment with Youth (Friday, June 15, 2012)

Asia Institute Gathering

Please do join us for an informal gathering for students to discuss this most critical topic:

What youth can do for the environment?”

Your presence would be greatly valued, and your suggestions as to what can meaningful responses to the environmental crisis.

(Hosted by Emanuel Pastreich, Professor of Humanitas College)

Friday, June 15

5 PM

Location Room #209 (second Floor) Neo-Renaissance Hall

Kyung Hee University (Hoegi-dong)

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Asia Institute Seminar “The Great Green Wall and the Fight against Desertification in China” JUNE 28, 2012

Asia Institute Seminar


 The Great Green Wall and the Fight against Desertification in China

Report to the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development


Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Asia Institute Seminar with Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, University of Illinois

“The future of Voice Recognition”



Asia Institute Seminar with Mark Hasegawa-Johnson
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 and serves as associate professor in the University of Illinois department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a full-time faculty member in the Artificial Intelligence group at the Beckman Institute. His field of interest is speech production and recognition by humans and computers, including landmark-based speech recognition, integration of prosody in speech recognition and understanding, audiovisual speech recognition, computational auditory scene analysis, and biomedical imaging of the muscular and neurological correlates of speech production and perception. Professor Johnson is visiting Korea to meet with experts in academics and industry to discuss his research.

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Global Seoul and Human Seoul

One indication of how Seoul is distinct from other global cities is the emphasis on citizens that occasionally crops up in public announcements. I would not claim that the particular public announcement from the City of Seoul that came across on the subway yesterday represents all policy in Seoul, but it does suggest an argument that you will not find articulated by that many city governments through official channels. Read more of this post