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"Griffis Collection Workshop: Exploring Ways to Use the Korean Materials for Korean Studies"

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Summer 2019

 

Professor Young-mee Yu Cho in Asian Languages and Cultures, the 2018 recipient of the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation Grant, organized a workshop centered on the Korean Materials of the William Elliot Griffis Collection at Rutgers Alexander Libraries. The August workshop brought together 20 scholars and librarians of modern Korean history and culture to explore Griffis's understanding of Korean civilization, religions and political changes of Colonial Korea.The participants included Daniel Pieper (Washington University in St. Louis), Jong-Chol An (University of Tuebingen), Myung-hwan Kim (Seoul National University), Sean Kim (University of Central Missouri) and Hye-Eun Lee (Sookmyung Women's University).

 

The workshop celebrated the publication of Photographs of Korea in the William Elliot Griffis Collection, edited by the late Professor Sang-hyun Yang and Young-mee Yu Cho.