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THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

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THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

    Young Professionals' Network - Eun Sun Kim

    Young Professionals' Network - Eun Sun Kim

    May 26, 2022 - Recently named The New York Times 2021 Breakout Star in Classical Music, Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim is the Caroline H. Hume Music Director of San Francisco Opera. The first woman to serve as music director of one of America's largest opera companies, she is "making history while ensuring the future of classical music in a digital age," as The New York Times declared.
    This program is made possible by the support from Yang Won Sun Foundation.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1582-eun-sun-kim

    • 50 min
    Marie Myung-Ok Lee with Frances Cha

    Marie Myung-Ok Lee with Frances Cha

    May 24, 2022 - Chances are, you’ve read something you loved by the talented and prolific Marie Myung-Ok Lee. Her stories, criticism, and essays on everything from Picnicking in North Korea to navigating her son’s disability have been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, Salon, Guernica, The Paris Review, and The Guardian, among others. She’s the author of the acclaimed novel Somebody’s Daughter and the YA classic, Finding My Voice. A sharp observer, a masterful storyteller, and an extraordinary and bitingly funny stylist, Lee uses those talents here to reveal the world we live in and imagine the world we could live in, too, in her latest novel The Evening Hero.
    In The Evening Hero Lee wrestles with big questions and big themes: how war trauma insinuates itself between the generation of immigrants and their American-born children; the dire state of medical care in the US—from rural hospital closures to crazy, high-end shopping mall medicine; and what it means to be a good Korean, a good American, a good human. And she shows us that it’s never too late to become a hero.
    In a conversation with Frances Cha, Lee talks about her illustrious career and her latest novel.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1581-marie-myung-ok-lee-with-frances-cha

    • 56 min
    Peter Serpico: Learning Korean with Eric Kim

    Peter Serpico: Learning Korean with Eric Kim

    May 19, 2022 - Born in Seoul and raised in Maryland, Peter Serpico’s route to Korean food came long after making a name for himself in New York City restaurants. His first bites of marinated short ribs and black bean noodles tasted like home, and a love affair with the flavors and techniques of his birthplace began. Written with Drew Lazor, Serpico's debut cookbook Learning Korean: Recipes for Home Cooking draws from his decades of professional cooking experience to elevate the greatest hits of at-home Korean dishes. In this insightful and endearing cookbook, new flavors, techniques, and ways to enjoy one of the world’s greatest cuisines are revealed by Serpico, chef and father.
    In a conversation with Eric Kim, the New York Times bestselling author of Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home, Serpico discusses his career and his debut cookbook.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1580-peter-serpico-learning-korean-with-eric-kim

    • 47 min
    State, Society, and Markets in North Korea with Professor Andrew Yeo

    State, Society, and Markets in North Korea with Professor Andrew Yeo

    May 13, 2022 - Join us for this discussion on North Korea's evolving economy, state, and society with Dr. Andrew Yeo, the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at The Brookings Institution and Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America. Yeo's new book, State, Society, and Markets in North Korea, examines the extent and limitations of reform and development under leader Kim Jong Un, arguing that, "situational factors will continue to complicate the country’s future domestic prospects." This live webcast discussion is in conversation with Korea Society policy director Jonathan Corrado.
    This program was made possible by the generous support of the Korea Foundation and our corporate sponsors.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1579-state-society-and-markets-in-north-korea

    • 1 hr 2 min
    South Korea and a Regional Order in Flux

    South Korea and a Regional Order in Flux

    May 12, 2022 - Amid intensifying U.S.-China strategic competition, a shifting Indo Pacific regional order, and an undaunted North Korea that continues to develop its nuclear weapons and missile programs, how can South Korea maximize its opportunities and defend against threats? Join us for this conversation about South Korea and a Regional Order in Flux with Dr. Andrew Yeo, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at The Brookings Institution and Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America, and Dr. Patricia Kim, David M. Rubenstein Fellow at The Brookings Institution, moderated by Korea Society Van Fleet senior fellow Dr. Katrin Katz.
    This program was made possible by the generous support of the Korea Foundation and our corporate sponsors.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1578-south-korea-and-a-regional-order-in-flux

    • 1 hr 11 min
    "Queerness" as an Embodied and Critical Approach to Korean Studies with Todd Henry

    "Queerness" as an Embodied and Critical Approach to Korean Studies with Todd Henry

    May 10, 2022 - Join us as Dr. Todd A. Henry, Associate Professor in the Department of History and affiliate faculty member of Critical Gender Studies, Science Studies, and Film Studies at the University of California, San Diego (USCD), launches the Society’s new Current Directions in Korea Studies Series. Dr. Henry, a specialist of modern Korea, a social and cultural historian, and an expert in LGBTQ studies, is well-suited to launch our new series. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the inaugural director of Transnational Korean Studies at UCSD and has researched, lectured, and written extensively on topics of place, race, identity, and nation. From his first book, Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (University of California Press, 2014) — the Korean translation of which was awarded a 2020 Sejong Book Prize in History, Geography and Tourism — to his recent edited volume, Queer Korea (Duke University Press, 2020), as well as two forthcoming books and a co-produced documentary on queer histories of authoritarian South Korea (1948-1993), Dr. Henry has been a groundbreaking scholar and an empowering educator in the field.
    A frontrunner in promoting explorations of same-sex sexuality, gender variance, and other marginalized aspects of Korean society, culture, and history, Dr. Henry will examine how the field in general and his path specifically have evolved over the past few decades. He will discuss current scholarly, artistic, and activist approaches to non-normative embodiment, including the journey and impact of Queer Korea and his hopes for the future of Korean Studies.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/education/item/1583-queerness-as-an-embodied-and-critical-approach-to-korean-studies-with-todd-henry

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Autum in New York ,

My favorite podcast

The Korea Society features great programs on diverse topics, including US-Korea relations, denuclearization negotiations, art, culture, music, business and trade. I love listening to these programs on my way to work. Entertaining and educational!

Caocao 87 ,

Thorough and excellent analysis

Great resource for understanding current events on the Korean Peninsula. The contents are diverse and interesting.

JW Mies ,

Very educational and interesting

I came across this podcast before a trip to Korea to try to learn more about the culture and history and found myself listening to several of the episodes. The podcasts cover many different angles: fairy tales, politics of both the North and the South, relations with the West, business, history, and there is even one about cooking.
I feel like these podcasts have helped me have greater appreciation for the Korean culture and ways of life.

Thank you for publishing for free. Please keep the episodes coming! Highly recommended!

(By the way, I don't remember having any issues with the quality of the audio.)

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