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Upcoming @ The Korea Society

Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 16th, 2011

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The Korea Society: Upcoming Programs

RATIFYING THE FTA: BEYOND BEEF AND CARS

Join Ambassador Thomas Hubbard, Chartis’ Jeffrey Hayman, J.P.Morgan’s Samuel Nam, and Citigroup’s Evan Alexander for a luncheon and panel discussion on the benefits of the KORUS FTA for the insurance industry and commercial and investment banks. The group will explore the the anticipated impact of the FTA on financial regulation relative to regulatory changes made in 2009 through the introduction of the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act (FSCMA), a very broad and forward-looking package of regulations for the financial sector. They will also discuss the practical benefits of the FTA for each industry segment and highlight FSCMA-mandated changes already under implementation.
Wednesday, February 16

12:00PM BUY TICKETS

Modern Korean Literature: the Search for Self at Home and in the World

Ann Choi Wan, professor and scholar of Korean literature, will introduce audiences to Korea’s literary traditions at The Korea Society on February 17, 2011. The lecture will consider the genres that flourished before the modern period, the role of Confucianism in establishing the value of social harmony and collectivity, and reach into the twentieth century, when romantic love became a new value associated with individualism and the driving theme of the first “modern” Korean novels.

Thursday, February 17
6:30 PM
BUY TICKET

Special Screening of HaHaHa

The Korea Society joins the newly renovated Museum of the Moving Image to present Hong Sang-soo’s Hahaha, a deceptively light romantic comedy which won the 2010 Prize Un Certain Regard at Cannes. The film follows a filmmaker on the skids who meets a film-critic friend. During a drinking session, they decide to share memories of trips they took to the same seaside town. Enjoy this special screening at Museum of the Moving Image’s new 267-seat cinema, which is only ten minutes from The Korea Society, at 35th Avenue and 37th Street in Astoria.
Sunday, February 20

6:00 PM
Tickets are $10 at The Museum of the Moving Image
and include museum admission for exhibition viewing before 5PM that day.

10,000 Threads: The Collected Works of Quilt Master Kim Haeja

February 22—March 31, 2011
Traditional Korean quilting, with its unique “nubi” line-stitching, is elevated to a high art under the masterful hands of award-winning artisan Haeja Kim. A designated holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property award by the Korean government for her efforts at preserving Korea’s artistic heritage, Kim meticulously line-stitches layers of batting and fabric into fine garments and coverings. The tiny stitches are employed over each article in a deceptively simple pattern, with smaller stitching highly valued and the mark of a true expert.
Gallery Opening
Tuesday, February 22
6:00-8:00PM   RSVP

Special Screening of Good Morning, President

Director Jang Jin’s study of power and decision-making takes place largely in the executive kitchens of three Korean presidents. This Capra-esque film was a crowd favorite at The Korea Society/Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) series, Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today.
Thusday, February 24

6:00 PM

Korea’s Modern History

Gari Ledyard, King Sejong Professor Emeritus of Korean Studies at Columbia University, will discuss Korea’s modern history, beginning with the signing of the Kanghwa Treaty between Japan and Korea in 1876, at The Korea Society on February 24, 2011.
Thursday, February 24
6:30 PM
BUY TICKET

Kim Ji-woon Film Retrospective

The Korea Society and BAMcinématek salute the wildly eclectic Kim Ji-woon—a director whose body of work has included comic horror (The Quiet Family), satiric drama (The Foul King), classic horror (A Tale of Two Sisters), action thriller (A Bittersweet Life), the Western (The Good, The Bad, and The Weird), and the crime thriller with his latest, I Saw The Devil. Director Kim will be on hand for a discussion of his most recent work after the February 25th screening.
Friday, February 25 through Wednesday, March 2
Tickets: $12 at the box office or online.

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