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Press Release: Invitation to the 20th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities

A literary colloquium, "Generations: A Century of Modern Korean Literature" will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 between 8:30am and 3:30pm at Harry Harding Auditorium of George Washington University campus (1957 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). This is an annual event created by an endowment in memory of famous Korean author Hahn Moo-Sook (HMS). This year the HMS Colloquium will celebrate author readings and discussion by Ms. Hye-kyung Lee (author of A House on the Road & other titles), Ms. Jung-hee Oh (author of The Garden of Childhood & other titles) and Professor Sae-young Oh (professor emeritus of Seoul National University).

This year's theme studies the impacts of twentieth century wars and political crises upon the lives Koreans (and Korean women). It will include panel discussions led by University of Hawaii professor Yung-Hee Kim, also by Columbia University Professor Theodore Hughes, and by University of Chicago Professor Kyeong-Hee Choi.

The program will be chaired by Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud (author of Creative Women of Korea), Dr. R. Richard Grinker (author of Korea and its Futures), and Dr. Gregg Brazinsky (author of Nation Building in South Korea). Distinguished professors, Dr. Ji-Eun Lee and Dr. Youngju Ryu, will comment.

To find out more about events hosted in connection with the Korean Cultural Center, and to RVSP, please visit: http://www.gwu.edu/~eall/hms



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