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UT KCC 5TH Seminar on Korean Relations and Culture - 22.11.2019

The UT Department of Languages of the Asian Region will hold a seminar on Korean Studies on Friday, 22th of November at Lossi 3-304, University of Tartu. 

Four speakers from Estonia, Korea will make presentations on topics such as University entrance and life by empirical approach in the 1st session and North and South Koreans in Long Journey of Division in the 2nd session.
Everyone is welcome to the seminar!

PROGRAM

Moderator: Anni Arukask, Daniel Valdma

SESSION 1_ UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE AND LIFE BY EMPIRICAL APPROACH (4:15-5:30)

1. TIMETABLE OF HORTICULTURE : ONE OF UNIQUE MAJORS IN KOREA | MINHYEONG YOU (UNIVERSITY OF SEOUL)
Minhyeong YOU is a bachelor student in enviromental horticulture at University of Seoul in Korea. Horticulture is one of the rare majors in Estonia but it is very interesting major, which has class that plant vegetable as well as experiment in the lab. Horticulture targets flower, vegetable and tree and learns various subjects from cell to gardening. let's explore horticulture along time table of presenter.

2. WHY KOREAN STUDENTS STAY AT SCHOOL UNTIL 10:00 PM? THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION SYSTEM IN KOREA | CHAEWON PARK (BUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY)
Chaewon Park is from Pusan National University, and majoring in business administration. As everybody knows, in Korea, entrance exam for university is hard and strict. She wants to introduce these systems and background of why this situation is happened.There are lots of social phenomena related to university entrance and she wants to introduce those through this presentation.

- COMPREHENSIVE DISCUSSION FOR 1ST SESSION

SESSION 2_ NORTH AND SOUTH KOREANS IN LONG JOURNEY OF DIVISION (6:15-7:45)

1. JOURNEY TO FREEDOM: NORTH KOREAN DEFECTORS“ | LIISA JAAKSON (UNIVERSITY OF TARTU)
Liisa Jaakson is a bachelor student of history at University of Tartu. She majors in Estonian history and minors in East Asian studies. She has also majored in Japanese language and culture at Tallinn University. She takes particular interest in history of Russian empire.

2. CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION TO MILITARY SERVICE IN SOUTH KOREA, A COUNTRY STILL AT WAR | ANNI ARUKASK (UNIVERSITY OF TARTU)
Anni Arukask is a PhD student of classical philology at University of Tartu, studying Ancient Greek poetry by Sappho and its metrics.
Study of classical languages has developed her fascination for all kinds of language structures and methods of expressing them in Estonian.
In addition to those very distant cultures, she somehow managed to find an interest in Korea through manhwa and dramas.
Right now, she is acquiring knowledge about it through more serious fiction, conversation and literature in general.

- COMPREHENSIVE DISCUSSION FOR 2ND SESSION
- ALL PARTICIPATION IS FREE.