With the theme, “Establishing Korean Studies as an Instrument for Development”, the 5th Philippine Korean Studies Symposium (PKSS) was held at the NISMED Auditorium in UP Diliman on November 9-10, 2017.
Plenary lectures by Dr. Donald L. Baker (Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) and Dr. Hyunmee Kim (Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University) provided valuable lessons and insights on Korea’s modern history, contemporary politics, and the diverse faces of its youth movement. The symposium also featured paper presentations and discussions on related researches on media, gender, language, climate change, telecommunications, mass transportation, Korean-Philippine development projects and programs, and K-Pop.
The two-day symposium was organized by the UP Department of Linguistics and the Academy of Korean Studies, with the support of the Korean Cultural Center, the UP Korea Research Center, the UP Office of International Linkages, and other partner institutions. (Fred Dabu, UP MPRO)
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