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06/08/07 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

May 24, 2007

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June 8, 2007

Colloquium to Focus on Korean Poetry


"An Evening with Kim Chiha - Korean Poet," with commentary and translation by David R. McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature and director of the Korea Institute at Harvard University. The evening is the headlining event for GW's Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities and is co-organized with the Korea Literature Translation Institute. The 14th Hahn Moo-Sook colloquium is in celebration of the opening of the Korea Gallery at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.  


Friday, June 8, 2007, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Reception to follow.  


The George Washington University
Funger Hall Room 108
2201 G St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)


This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to (202) 994-7107 or


The Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities series at GW provides a forum for academic discussion of Korean arts, history, language, literature, thought, and religious systems in the context of East Asia and the world. The colloquium series is made possible by an endowment established by the estate of Hahn Moo-Sook, one of Korea's most honored writers, in order to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity, and education. The Sigur Center for Asian Studies at GW's Elliott School of International Affairs has regularly provided extra funding for the colloquium series. The colloquium is sponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Korea Foundation, the Korean Embassy, and the Korea Times.

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