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

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.