Launch of the Korean Studies Major

Event details


Date & time

Friday 04 May 2018


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Professor Hyaeweol Choi


Hyaeweol Choi

안녕하세요? Greetings!

Have you watched Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video? It swept the world in 2012 and topped the music charts in more than thirty countries.

Are you following the latest news about the future summit meeting between heads of North Korea and the US?

Are you interested in learning Korean, one of the coolest languages in the world?

Korea has a long history featuring a rich cultural heritage with dynamic political and socioeconomic developments. Situated at the crossroads of East Asia, Korea has shaped pre-modern and modern transformations within the region and beyond. The division of the Korean peninsula into North and South Korea since 1945 has made Korea into a strategically important player in the politics of the Cold War whose impact still remains significant in driving geopolitical and security issues. The prevalence of Korean cultural products in the form of K-pop, K-films, K-styles and online games has had an impact well beyond the peninsula.

The Korean Studies program at ANU offers an excellent curriculum that helps students develop proficiency in the Korean language and a sophisticated understanding of the history, politics, society and culture that have shaped Korea and its relationship to the world.

Please join us for the launch of the new Korean Studies Major and Minor to learn more!

Sushi and snacks will be provided!

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