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Korean Cultural Centre Australia

Korean Book Club: Old Korea

Where
255 Elizabeth St
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ground floor
When

Thursday 20 May from 6pm to 7pm

Cost

Free

The Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Australia presents a quarterly Korean Book Club.

The Book Club in May will discuss Old Korea: The Land of Morning Calm, written and illustrated by Elizabeth Keith (1887 - 1956), a Scottish artist and writer.

The 1946 culture information book offers a traditional look (by Westerners) at Korea's culture and customs during the Japanese Colonial Era with vivid illustrations by Keith.  

The original edition of ‘Old Korea’ first came out in 1946, and the first Korean-language edition translated by Song Young-dal, professor emeritus at the University of East Carolina, was published in 2006. 

Join the conversation with Wayne Crothers, senior curator of Asian art at the NGV, and Jackie Menzies, President of the Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA), to learn about how old Korea was viewed in the eyes of foreigners, as well as Elizabeth Keith's unique artistic world.

Bookings are essential.

There are five (5) copies of the book to give away, so ensure to register.

Covid-safe information

*There will be limited seats for this event due to COVID-19. Be sure to check out the visitor’s information related to COVID-19 before visiting the KCC at www.koreanculture.org.au/visitors-info.

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Korean Cultural Centre Australia

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