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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.

    Hot! Hot! Hot! Korean Food in the Age of Kpop

    Hot! Hot! Hot! Korean Food in the Age of Kpop

    April 8, 2021 - Once considered a dubious cuisine relegated to the "ethnic food" category, Korean food is now hotter than ever in the United States and beyond. Ingredients like gochugaru and gochujang show up on menus of American fast food chains and local grocery aisles, while Korean cooking shows and meokbang videos have become a genre of their own on streaming platforms and social media, such as Netflix and YouTube. Today, KFC also stands for Korean Fried Chicken and the noodle dish jjapaguri from the Oscar-winning movie Parasite has its own Wikipedia entry.
    Professor Robert Ji-Song Ku explores the rising popularity, appreciation, and appropriation of Korean food around the world and particularly in the United States, and its relationship to the global proliferation of Korean popular culture, a phenomenon commonly known as hallyu, the Korean Wave.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1480-hot-hot-hot-korean-food-in-the-age-of-kpop

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Korea and Sino-US Relations

    Korea and Sino-US Relations

    April 1, 2021 - Stimson Center senior fellow and China Program director Yun Sun and Asia Society Arthur Ross director of the Center for US-China Relations Orville Schell join senior director Stephen Noerper to discuss where Korea sits relative to China and US priorities. They explore China policy in the new US administration, alliances and expectations, and prospects for improvements or further deterioration in Sino-US ties. This program is made possible thanks to the support of the Korea Foundation.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1477-korea-and-sino-us-relations

    • 58 min
    "Surviving" the Professional World - Advice from Yul Kwon

    "Surviving" the Professional World - Advice from Yul Kwon

    March 26, 2021 - Yul Kwon, Google Senior Director of Product Management and the first Asian American winner of the CBS reality show Survivor, will join the Society to share his diverse career trajectories in product management, technology, law, and media. Yul has worked with major government agencies and private companies including Google, Facebook, the Federal Communications Commission, the US Senate, McKinsey, and PBS. As the first Asian American winner of the CBS reality TV show ‘Survivor’, he will also discuss how he used that platform to voice what it means to be a Korean American in today's age. Moderated by TV Journalist & Storyteller Julie Chang.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1479-surviving-the-professional-world-advice-from-yul-kwon

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Korean Art of Fermentation with Irene Yoo

    The Korean Art of Fermentation with Irene Yoo

    March 25, 2021 - There is a long and illustrious history of fermentation in Korean cuisine. Different types of fermented food - doenjang, ganjang, gochujang, and kimchi to name just a few - are integral and essential to the Korean way of eating and cooking.
    Join Irene Yoo as she provides an overview of Korean art of fermentation and tips on how to incorporate Korean fermented food in your everyday cooking.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1475-the-korean-art-of-fermentation

    • 1 hr
    The Historical Causes of Korea's Division and Challenges to Reconciliation

    The Historical Causes of Korea's Division and Challenges to Reconciliation

    March 18, 2021 - Michael D. Shin, a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, looks at the late Joseon period and the Japanese colonial period to examine the historical causes of Korean division and investigate their impact on inter-Korean reconciliation in this program supported by the UniKorea Foundation. Understanding the deep historical causes of Korean division sheds light on the persistence of the division after the end of the Cold War.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1465-the-historical-causes-of-korea-s-division-and-challenges-to-reconciliation

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The King, the Virtuous Queen, and His Wicked Consort

    The King, the Virtuous Queen, and His Wicked Consort

    March 11, 2021 - The saga of King Sukjong, Queen Inhyeon, and Concubine Jang Hui-bin is one of the most famous episodes in the 500-year-long history of Joseon dynasty. Filled with palace intrigues and passionate love affairs, the story of the 19th king of Joseon, his virtuous queen, and one of the most infamous women in the history of Joseon dominates the popular culture and imagination even today. But what was the real story behind the legend?
    Professor Minsoo Kang, who recently published a translation of Record of the Virtue of Queen Inhyeon, Lady Min, speaks about the importance of this story, the historical myth that has built around the characters, and its place in modern Korean society.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1474-the-king-the-virtuous-queen-and-his-wicked-consort

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 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.

Andrew in Honolulu ,

Great lectures on Korea

Through this podcast I can participate in some amazing lectures and panels on Korean politics, history, and culture. It is as if I was living in NYC or Seoul.

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