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Public seminar featuring Virginia Moon, Professor of Asian Art History, Mt. San Antonio College
East-West Center Gallery,
Burns Hall (1601 East-West Rd.),
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Moon's talk examines how Korea's National Treasures system, originally
established by the Japanese authorities during Korea's colonial period
(1910-1945), helped to define the traditional Korean art canon of today, and
why this canon continues to be hailed as representative of the Korean nation.
Virginia Moon, adjunct professor of Asian Art
History at Mount San Antonio College in California,
earned her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Southern
California, an M.A. in East Asian studies
from Harvard, and a B.A. in art history from Yale. Her interests include the
National Treasure system of Korea
and modern Korean art with an emphasis on the themes of imperialism,
colonialism, nationalism, and modernity. Funded by Fulbright and Blakemore
Foundation Fellowships, Dr. Moon studied Korean art history at Seoul National
University. At USC, she
was awarded the College Dean's Award, the Jewel Gala Award (Dissertation
Fellowship), FLAS (Foreign Languages and Area Studies) Fellowships, and the
Korea Foundation Fellowship.
Co-sponsored by: The East-West Center and the University of Hawai'i
at Manoa — Asian Studies Program.
Paid parking is
available on U.H. Manoa Campus.
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