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As one of the major holidays in Korea, family members typically get together to eat, share gifts, and participate in traditional recreational activities. This year, the Office of International Affairs hosted a special event for foreign students on campus in order to give them a taste of a traditional Chuseok experience. Despite the hot weather, many foreign students and staff members gathered together in front of International Building for the event. They shared Korean traditional food and participated in diverse activities. The Chuseok event provided a chance to taste Korean traditional rice cake called songpyeon and international students tried on Korean traditional clothes, Hanbok, and took pictures with their friends. INT 1> Pakistan, Zulfiqur Ali Lashari / Major in Urban Development and Management Q. Do you know anything about Chuseok? A. “Actually, I don't know much, but it' been just few months I've been here. But we've known that this is a traditional ceremony which is held every year and Koreans celebrate it and I know they go out to eat together. They celebrate these days for Chuseok. We are really enjoying these games and these dresses. It’s really good to be here.” INT 2> Pakistan, Khawar Mohiuddin / Department of Mechanical Engineering Q. What is your overall impression about this event? A. “This is good event because we haven’t ever seen in our home country. We are enjoying this event. It’s a good event.“ INT 3> Belgium, El Mamoudi Kaoutar / Department of Mechanical Convergence Engineering A. “It’s good, It’s like with armond I think. I don’t like the rice but it’s good.” Q. Do you know anything about Chuseok? A. “No, I’ ve never heard about it. It’s first time to be here. It’s my first time in Korea.” Q. Is there any holidays similar to Chuseok in your home country? A. “We don’t have Thanksgiving in my home country, Belgium, but there is another holidays like christmas and New Years.” Also, the students enjoyed playing folk games such as Jaegichagi and Tuho. These special events provided unforgettable memories to foreign students. INT 4> Lee Ji-Yun / Office of International Affairs Q. ‘Please explain the purpose of today’s event’ A. “I've seen similar events for foreign students when I was attending college. Many foreign students will stay in Korea alone, apart from their family members, so we have organized this event to help students experience Chuseok.” Lots of foreign students spent quality time by enjoying traditional cultural activities in a convivial atmosphere throughout the event. I hope they will get warm and fuzzy feeling thinking about Chuseok. This is reporter Kim Min-hee from channel H.
In the movie industry around the world, there are countless artists with great minds. Among them, one of the most famous family directors in Hollywood are the Coen brothers. Likewise, Korea also has brothers that have taken over Chungmuro (the Korean version of Hollywood) - the Ryu brothers. Ryu Seung-wan and Ryu Seung-beom are brothers but what makes them so special is that the older brother, Seung-wan, is a director while the younger brother, Seung-beom, is an actor. Not many brothers in the movie industry have such corresponding roles. The story that lays behind their success is so realistic that it is worth taking a look into their lives. Career and Achievements Ryu Seung-wan, the director, has won various awards from 1998 starting with Busan International Short Film Festival Excellence Award to Paeksang Arts Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2016. So far, he has been bestowed with 28 big awards from different film awarding institutions. Not many would realize what this would mean for directors. Many of the awards won by director Ryu is from renowned film festivals, which proves that he has a unique perspective in the field of film, although he has never studied film at university or at any other academic institution. From an early age, Seung-wan developed a hobby of watching movies all day during weekends, and started directing later on when he attained his first camera in high school. This eventually led to his success in independent Korean films. Ryu Seung-wan, a Korean film director (Courtesy of Pennstudio) The younger brother, Ryu Seung-beom, who hadn’t thought of being an actor at first, has won 10 awards in his acting career. Considering his period of inactivity in the last few years, the number of awards that he has won shows that he has become one of the most loved actors in Korea. After his debut, he starred in 33 different movies, 4 television shows and 13 commercial films during the last 16 years. What made Seung-beom so reputable on screen was the ability to play the “bully character” so much more realistically than other actors. Achievement of Dreams There had been many misfortunes with the Ryu brothers. Their parents passed away when Seung-wan was in middle school and Seung-beom in primary school. They were raised by their grandmother and because they were so poor, they had to receive state-held rice to live on. Director Ryu could not go to university, and Seung-beom dropped out of high school. In the year 1999, their life in the movie industry officially started by receiving an award from the Seoul Independent Film Festival. With this as a starting point, they have started filming a full-length film, which was Die Bad (2000). In this film, director Ryu himself had to appear on screen due to lack of funds. Ryu Seung-beom, a Korean actor (Courtesy of New Balance Lifestyle) During an interview with Cine21, director Ryu professed that he used to have much insecurity regarding the fact that he didn't go to university, but now it is the motivation that gets him going and trying harder than those who did. In the interview, he stated that the "Ryu brothers’ life philosophy is to be in second place forever rather than relishing a short period of being in first place. If you're lacking something, that flaw can be the driving force to hold on to your work forever." The Ryu brothers have appreciation and respect for one another, which is well known in the film industry. Works of Ryu Brothers The Ryu brothers started to gain spotlight in their movie career together through Arahan Jangpung Daejakjeon (2004). Many of their films have been appreciated by the audience since then. Up until now, they have worked together in the same movie eight times. Most of the movies that the Ryu brothers have produced used to be action-based but as time goes on, their movies are focusing more on mirroring and criticizing Korean society as it is now. The Unjust, produced in 2010, is one of their most beloved works among the diverse films that the Ryu brothers have made together. It is about backdoor deals involving a prosecutor, a detective, and a supporter in trying to capture a suspect who has committed a serial murder. The storyline, the performance of the actors and the camera techniques melt into the movie harmoniously, that many critiques and viewers have praised the movie highly. The Net (2016) which is about to hit the box office in October, has Ryu Seung-beom starring as the main character. This latest movie is special in the sense that actor Ryu is returning to the screens after spending three years of personal time. The movie is about a North Korean fisherman, Cheol-woo (played by Ryu), whose boat gets caught in a net and crosses the Northern Limit Line near South Korea by accident. In order to get back to where his family is awaiting, he must fight his way through different ideologies of North and South Korea. With growing interest in Korean culture by a multitude of foreigners, the Korean movie industry is something that falls behind the hype of the Korean Wave relative to K-pop or K-dramas. With this in mind, it could be possible that with the Ryu brothers actively participating in the movie scenes, the Korean movie industry could pave the way for better prospects. Seung-Jun Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Man-jung was a famous novelist and a writer from the Joseon dynasty. He is known for his novels written in Hangul, the Korean alphabet. When Hangul was underestimated compared to Chinese alphabets at the time, Kim put much effort in promoting Hangul by writing novels. He suffered in his later life at places where he exiled- Kyung-nam and Nam-hae. To commemorate his accomplishments, Kim Man-jung literature awards is being held annually in Nam-hae since 2010. Lee Byung-cheol (Korean Literature, Ph.D.), a professor and poet won the first place in the 7th contest. Choosing to be Demoted from Reality “Just like Kim continued to write while he was banished from the outside world, I think being a poet is choosing to stay away from reality. This should be more evident today, when everything changes so fast in the 21st century,” Lee said. In Lee’s perspective, there are many objects, people or issues in real life that do not get much attention even when they deserve it. “Poets are the people who give new meaning and value to those subjects, introducing them to people through their poems.” As he mentioned, Lee always tries to focus on reinterpreting objects or scenes in his own perspective to see what other people have not found in objects. Lee is currently juggling several jobs, working as a columnist, professor, and poet. Lee started to write poems when he was a highschooler. Just like other students who were preparing to enter universities in their 3rd year of high school, Lee had to ponder about his major. “When I had to choose my major, I looked back upon my years in middle and high schools, and remembered that I always won awards in literary contests." It was a rather simple motive for him to choose Korean literature as his major. "When I took my first poem class at university, it was a pleasant surprise for him to learn what a poem really was. I realized how beautiful and valuable a poem can be, and thought it was worthy enough to devote my youth to it.” From Debut to Present In Korea, writers make their debuts through different methods, like singers or bands do. Some of them try to make their debut extra special by competing in annual spring literary contests held by a range of different newspapers in Korea. If a writer wins the contest, his or her work appears on the newspaper at the first day of a given year. Lee also made his debut through the annual spring literary contest but failed to gain much attention as it was from a small and local newspaper. Thus, he attempted to make a second debut by applying to the 2014 New Poets Contest, and won first place. As it was from the renowned publisher called Moonhak Soochup, famous for publishing the Harry Potter series in Korean, it helped Lee to continue producing more work after his feat. As the Kim Man-jung Awards is quite famous among novelists and poets in Korea, it wasn’t the first time Lee submitted his work to the contest. Since 2012, Lee participated in it annually. “I was glad that my work was judged fairly. All the works submitted in the contest was judged with no names of writers being known,” said Lee. Six works of his, including ‘To a person who lives in Maksabal island’, was reputed by the judges to be very delicate while having the power to maneuver readers to read it once again. By winning first place, Lee also won 14 million won, which resolved the financial difficulties he had. It is generally hard to expect a lot, or even a stable income by being a writer. Thus, as a lot of other writers do, Lee works as a columnist and a professor, as well as being a poet. As a columnist of the Kyung-buk Daily News, he started to write columns starting in January 2016 about how he views certain issues in the field of politics, culture, economy and society. Once a week, he lectures about the basics of poems to college students. “It is only my second semester in, but I really enjoy giving lectures as I can tell people how poems gave me certain lessons in my life. If given a chance, I want to continue to work in universities as a professor,” asserted Lee. Lee advised HYU students to focus on activities that can only be done when they are attending school. A Poet Who Strives to Inspire “One of the main issues in my life right now would be writing my paper for the doctorate degree in a year, or a year and a half. I also will try to form a more stable environment to focus on writing more poems. To do that, I will have to keep searching for jobs that I can handle along with poem writing,” Lee said. "As a poet, I want to be someone who leaves a good image to poem readers. I hope people will repute me as a poet who can inspire others. I know it is a hard goal to accomplish but that’s a vision I will be heading towards,” concluded Lee.
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“The New Hanyang 2020” is a vision for Hanyang University (hereafter HYU) through the year 2020. It includes a several strategic planning processes which should be achieved progressively over the few years. The vision encompasses HYU's grand ambition to greatly extend our reach beyond national borders and produce global leaders who are highly competitive on the world stage. To achieve this goal, the school has joined hands with various international firms and established institutions such as Leaders in Industry-University Cooperation (LINC) to further promote diverse collaborations. Recently, HYU’s ERICA Campus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Alibaba.com, a Chinese business-to-business (B2B) online-trading platform company. The event is considered a great opportunity for students to gain valuable experiences with China's largest e-commerce company. A Cooperative Program The ERICA Campus became the first Korean university to sign an MOU with Alibaba.com, the world’s largest B2B trading platform for small businesses. The event took place on August 29th. The MOU primarily focuses on promoting global distributive research to increase the business employment rate for the students. The core of the agreement, “Global E-Commerce Talent Program,” was led by ERICA Campus LINC, which will help strengthen employment abilities of students and faculty. To understand more about it, the Internet Hanyang News (IHN) went to the scene of the MOU agreement and interviewed Manager Lee Kang-pyo of ERICA Campus LINC. ▲ Alibaba.com is a Chinese online-trading website for small businesses. “This event laid a foundation for future cooperation with Alibaba.com,” said Lee. “Initiating the education program will be the first step, and it will naturally lead to the expansion of employment and business startup opportunities for students, with Alibaba.com’s support.” For the ’Global E-Commerce Talent Program’, HYU’s ERICA Campus will provide space for the program to operate conveniently, and Alibaba.com will send certified instructors to educate the students. Lee explained, “The program will start in the middle of this semester for about two weeks. We believe that it will be a great time for students to learn about business sales and e-commerce. More information regarding the program will be notified through the ERICA Campus’ website.” Students who participate in the program will be awarded a certificate of education which will be an advantage in getting employed at Golden Supplier, a certified firm by Alibaba.com. Also, the Chinese firm will assist HYU in hosting business startups and research competition. The winners will win a plane ticket to the headquarters of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China and receive an honorary certificate from the executive board members. These opportunities will lead to an opening of jobs for students involved in the program. The Key to Cooperation ▲Manager Lee Kang-pyo After the signing of MOU between HYU and Alibaba.com, a networking event among MOU participating businesses and Alibaba.com took place. About 300 students and business owners attended the event that effectively built a community among the business, participating students, and Alibaba.com. The main purpose of the networking event was to answerquestions regarding e-commerce and Alibaba.com’s support for HYU. The International General Director of Alibaba.com, Zhang Jun, attended the event to clarify the goals of the firm. He said, “Alibaba.com is cooperating with many other universities outside of China. However, since it is the first time for us to work with a Korean university, we are very excited to support and prolong the relationship with HYU.” Students of HYU should take into account that the school is willing to support the students for successful employment. The global mentality of the school encourages students to actively participate in these programs to become global leaders and experts. The cooperation with Alibaba.com will be the groundwork for more interactions with other firms and institutions around the world. ▲The event will be an opportunity for HYU students to gain experiences in the field of business. Park Min-young email@example.com Photo by Kim Youn-soo
▲ Professor Lee Hyung-seob Professor Lee Hyung-seob of the Department of English Language and Literature is a professor who specializes in Irish and modern drama, with ongoing interest on postwar American literature and film studies. Lee received an award from the American studies association in Korea for best research paper in 2012, and is the vice president of Literature and Film Association of Korea, participating in many domestic and international conferences. His paper, “Ethical Contours of the (Sub)urban Space-Time Relationship in the Early Postwar American Drama”, explains how the spirit of the times can influence the form of literary works, by focusing on the immediate postwar era in America. The aftermath of WW2 led to an immense change in the societies and economies of its victors and losers. This reality after the war impacted the worldview of each nation’s people. Differences in the perspective of individuals around the world led to the distinctions of each country’s literature as well. Unlike most researchers who focused on the content of literature, Lee believed that there could be certain relationships between the ethicality of literature and its form. As a drama specialist, he explored this on four well-known plays of postwar period of America, which are: Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (1947) and Death of a Salesman (1949), and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and The Glass Menagerie (1944). ▲Lee observed four major works in the immediate postwar era of America: Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie(1944) (top left), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) (top right), and Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (1947) (bottom left) and Death of a Salesman (1949) (bottom right) Photo courtesy of Lee Hyung-seob According to Lee, contrastingly to Europe, America became the superpower among all nations after WW2. “Postwar America was self-confident. America’s own national identity and consciousness were full of pride and glory. They were not only victors in terms of war, but they were economically rich, and became the greatest power of our civilization,” Lee said. This confidence naturally led Americans to believe that they could fully understand the world. Such pride was the reason why American literature represented a variety of human experiences in every corner. “The victory achieved in WW2 became the spirit of the times, forming the basis of American realism in art and literature. Realism is the faithful representation of the world. The success of WW2 made America reality-oriented in its art and literature.” However, Lee pointed out that realism in American art and literature made certain limitations in its literary form and ethical considerations. “Realism may offer a very strong or powerful ethical message, but at the same time it limits the form of literature or art itself. The strict adherence to realistic form can also limit ethical potential,” Lee clarified. Modern society, which is depicted by realistic drama, does not allow a variety of ways of living that may raise diverse ethical questions, mainly due to people’s obsession of success. Due to those reasons, this kind of restriction in form or ethical limitation is also shown in postwar American drama. For example, plays by Miller and Williams are specifically on the teleological aspect of dramatic action. The term “telos” means a goal-oriented action. The action begins and moves forward in time towards a certain objective. In this sense, the whole action seems too linear and planned. The concept of time is not unidirectional; we dream, regret, desire and reminisce. The constant forward movement that the plays depicted limits the potential of showing the vision of human beings, and there comes the limits of ethical questions, such as success-centered lives of the modern times. Lee is currently writing a thesis that is a sequel to his paper of early postwar American drama. He is to present the paper in the upcoming international conference at the end of September. The paper will be on Edward Albee, a playwright of a generation after Williams and Miller. Lee tries to analyze his plays and find differences in the perception of time-space between him and the immediate postwar American playwrights. According to Lee, Albee is the only American dramatist of the ‘theater of the absurd’, which is focused on the idea of existentialism and quite different from the immediate postwar plays of conservative reality. Lee said, “Even though I specialize in foreign literature, I don’t want to imitate others’ work, or follow their steps. I want to make my own contribution. I want to be a ‘Korean’ scholar who studies English.” Lee’s single most important goal as a scholar is to somehow broaden and establish the interdisciplinary studies, especially Irish studies. He is interested in Irish literature because he believes there are certain similarities between Korea and Irish history such as, they share a sad history of national division. Lee said, “Perhaps my interest in Ireland is a way of trying to understand myself and the Korean people.” ▲Lee aspires to be an English professor with a Korean identity. Jang Soo-hyun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Choi Min-ju
Published on Dec 22, 2016 ■ Date : October 16th 2015 ■ Location : Hanyang University Paiknam Concert Hall
On Oct. 16 2015, the celebration of the second-prize winners of the Paiknam Award was held in the Paiknam Music Hall. The award was established by the Paiknam Memorial Foundation to honor the founding philosophy of Hanyang: Love in Deed and Truth. The prize winners for the second Paiknam Award are as follows; ▲Engineering - Kim Ki-nam, President & GM, Semiconductor Business Device Solutions Division, Samsung Electronics ▲Music - Lee Kyu-do, emeritus professor, Ehwa Women’s University ▲Human Rights & Public Service -Stephen W. Linton, Chairman of Eugene Bell Foundation. ▲ Kim Ki-nam, President & GM of Semiconductor Business Device Solutions Division, Samsung Electronics and Kim Chong-yang, the Chairman of Hanyang Foundation ▲Lee Kyu-do, emeritus professor of Ehwa University and Kim Chong-yang, the Chairman of Hanyang Foundation ▲ Stephen W. Linton, the Chairman of Eugene Bell Foundation and Kim Chong-yang, the Chairman of Hanyang Foundation ▲ Chairman Kim and three awardees of the ceremony
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