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The 21st Seminar - "Presentation by Professor Young Sang Yim at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies"

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6:30 PM

KCS Auditorium (뉴욕한인봉사센터 강당), 35-56 159th Street, Flushing, NY 11358


Topic: Koreatowns and Digitalized Cultural Map (코리아타운과 전자문화지도)

Lecturer: Professor Young Sang Yim at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Dept. of History and 
                  Global Cultural Contents 
                  (임영상 교수, 한국외국어대학교 역사/글로벌문화콘텐츠학과, 前 재외한인학회장)

Professor Young Sang Yim (임영상) from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, Korea) is one of the authorities on Korean culture in Korean enclaves in various Korean diasporas. He is also the former president of the Association for the Studies of Koreans Abroad, a major association of scholars in Korea studying overseas Koreans. Greatly interested in Korean culture in overseas Korean enclaves, he is currently visiting New York City to explore and examine Korean business districts in Flushing, Queens and Koreatown (K-town) in Manhattan. 

Professor Yim will give a lecture on different Korean enclaves around the world. Additionally, he will show and tell us about Koreatowns and Koreans’ lifestyles in Yanbian, Tokyo, and Osaka through pictures he has collected and taken. To supplement his lecture, Professor Yim will exhibit and explain digitalized cultural maps that he is working on of Korean enclaves. Professor Yim will explain how these digital cultural maps can be created by using photos, stories, and histories of the different Korean enclaves.

임영상 교수는 그동안 재외한인사회에 대해 큰 관심을 가지고 중앙아시아 우즈베키스탄의 고려인사회, 중국 연변(용정)의 조선족사회, 그리고 일본 도쿄와 오사카의 한인사회 등을 여러 차례 답사하며 한국적 문화와 전통이 현지의 것과 공존하는 코리아타운을 연구해왔습니다. 특히, 최근에는 연구의 한 방법으로서 기존의 종이 지도가 표현하기 힘든 코리아타운의 다양한 이야기와 생활모습 등을 디지털 기술을 통해 보여주는 전자문화지도 제작 작업을 진행해오고 있습니다.

이번 세미나에서 임 교수는 직접 촬영한 사진자료들을 중심으로 중국 연변 및 일본 오사카와 도쿄의 코리아타운의 모습을 생생하게 소개하고, 이러한 자료들이 전자문화지도 제작에 어떻게 활용될 수 있고, 어떠한 과정을 통해 전자문화지도가 제작되는지 간단히 살펴볼 예정입니다.

다양한 지역의 코리아타운과 그곳 한인들의 생활 모습을 재미교포사회와 비교해보고, 앞으로 코리아타운의 보존과 활성화에 크게 기여할 수 있는 전자문화지도에 대해 살펴볼 수 있는 이번 세미나에 많은 분들의 참여를 부탁드립니다.


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