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Fall 2016 Events

Korean Language Teacher Certification Program Info Session

Wednesday, September 28th, 1:00-2:00 PM

N5520 Melville Library, Center for Korean Studies



[Lecture] "From Europe to Korea: The Marvelous Journey of Collectibles in Painting"

Thursday, September 29th, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

Charles B. Wang Center Theater

FREE Admission

2016LectureBy Dr. Sunglim Kim, Prof. of Art History at Dartmouth College

Dr. Sunglim Kim will explore the European origins of the genre of Korean still-life painting known as chaekgeori ("books and things"), and how these European influences were transmitted to Korea through Jesuit missionaries in Beijing, China. She will also examine how Koreans eventually developed the theme in a creative and distinctive manner within their own storied, long-standing painting tradition, making it their own.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sunglim Kim is assistant professor of Korean art history at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on pre-modern and early 20th-century Korean art and culture. Her research interests include the rise of consumer culture in late Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) and the role of the professional nouveau riche—the so-called Jungin (“middle people”)—in the production, distribution, collection, and consumption of art in 18th- and 19th-century Korea; the shaping of images of Korea and its people during the Japanese colonial period; and Korean female painters in pre-modern and modern periods.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens and in partnership with the Center for Korean Studies at Stony Brook University.

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[Workshop] "Making My Own Book Bag with Korean Chaekgeori Painting"

Fridays, October 7, 21, 28, 2016 at 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Admission: $30 (General) | $15 (Students/Seniors)
Fee is for all three sessions and includes all materials.
Attendance is limited to 30 participants

BookbagWorkshopChaekgeori is a term that refers to Korean still-life painting popular in the late eighteenth century Joseon dynasty. These paintings focus in particular on books and other valuable goods. Stephanie S. Lee is a participating artist in the current exhibition, The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens. Lee will host a hands-on workshop, creating chaekgeori painting on a bookbag. Participants will also be introduced to the basic history of the Korean folk art and the ethical integrity central to the ideal Confucian scholar.

About the Artist:

Stephanie S. Lee is a participating artist in the exhibition, The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens. Lee earned a BFA at the Pratt Institute in New York and studied Korean folk art painting at Busan National University in South Korea. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Hong Kong, Japan, United States, and South Korea. As a founder of, she is currently teaching Korean folk art in Queens, New York, and serves as a teaching artist at the Flushing Town Hall.

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Saturday, November 19th, 9:30AM-4:00PM

TOPIK is the only official standardized test for Korean language proficiency for foreigners administered by the Korean government. The test results can be used for local university applications, as well as employment purposes. There are two levels to choose from: TOPIK I (Basic, Level 1-2) & TOPIK II (Intermediate & Advanced, Level 3-6). The total test score will determine your proficiency standing between Levels 1 through 6.

Registration Dates for Fall 2016: TBA


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