Speaker: Dr Lee Seung-Joon
May 26th 2017
Drinks will be served from 6.30pm, talk starts promptly at 7pm
Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium, Empress Place

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In spite of the renowned nickname, 'a hermit kingdom', Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), was the centrepiece of the modern transformation in East Asia. Dynamic interactions - both contacts and conflicts - with neighbouring countries helped the formation of Korean identity. Against this backdrop, traditional Korean art and culture blossomed. This talk offers a revisionist narrative of Joseon Korea and its place in Early Modern East Asia.