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Faburary Events

7 Feb: Korean Friday with Mrs. Nivi Elroi on Modern Korean Art and Artists.

11 Feb: start of monthly workshops/meetings of students and post-docs at HUJI in Korean studies (thanks to Benjamin Katzeff, a visiting PhD student from University of Pennsylvania who initiated them!)

25 Feb: Dr Ira will give a talk on Korea vs Orbotech lawsuit at Israeli Sociological Society Annual Conference.

Have a great semester break and congratulations to all who got accepted to Asian Studies Conference in May in Tel Aviv University!

The 7th World Congress for Hallyu

On December 2-3, 2019, we held the 7th congress for Hallyu in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The convention was organized by the World Association for Hallyu Studies (WAHS) discussed social and cultural topics and concentrated on the globalization of popular culture. In the convention, about 50 participants from 16 different countries will present their researches.

The convention included the following topics: the different aspects of Korean popular culture such as Kpop, food, cosmetics, beauty culture and social media, the way the South Korean government uses popular culture as soft power, and social topics like gender inequality and sexual harassments.

The WAHS was created from the extraordinary success of Korean music, dramas, video games and films from the late ’90s, soon spreading across the world. Additionally to the financial profits, this success brought an empowerment of the South Korean soft power and creative industries in local communities on the bases of the growing interest in Korean studies.

For additional details, please advise the link:

Korean Friday for 7.2.20

Date: 7.2.20
Time: 11:00
Location: The Korean Embassy in Israel; HaSadnaot 6, Herzliya.

Four Directions in Current South Korean Art

The South’s compass rose – Do HoSuh, Lee Bul, Chung KwangYoung, and Lee JeeYoung. We will go on a journey between fallen stars, hung moons, squids and a broken heart. The lecture will revolve around four important and international artists who were born in South Korea. These artists belong to different generations and versatile world perceptions. The movement between the tradition they come from, criticism and missing where they grew up and the heavy influence of the culture where they grew up affects the different bodies of work they produce.

Nivi Alroy is a multidisciplinary artist that specializes in drawing, sculpting, installation and video and animation, an art lecturer and teacher.

Language Exchange Cafe

Dear All,

We’re happy to inform that a language exchange cafe took place on the 19th of January with much attendance and success. The meeting allowed Israeli and Korean students to communicate with each other, explore the use of both Korean and Hebrew and create connections that are important for both parties. We hope that this occurrence can happen again to deepen the connection created.

Thank you!

Pictures can be found under the cut:

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Affective Modernities in Korea Workshop

Dear all, you are hereby invited to a workshop regarding the local and global exchanges in Korea, held by Tel Aviv University. The event is on May 22nd, 2019, in the Gilman Building. 496, Tel Aviv.

Among other events, they will hosting informal meetings with visiting scholars such as:

  • Steve Choe, a Korean movie researcher from San Francisco University, will meet students on May 21th at 16:00.
  • Sonia Ryang, an Anthropologist researching North Korea and Japan from Rice University, will meet students on May 23rd at 11:00.
  • Dafna Zur, a Literature researching North and South Korean literature in Stanford University, will meet students on May 23rd at 13:30.

The full schedule for the Workshop can be found here: Affective Modernities in Korea-program. If you wish to sign up to one of these meetings, please mail Liora Sarfati at:

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