Guest lecture: Koreans in Europe and in Asia

Guest lectures, which are part of EARL (East Asian Resource Library) activities, will be held on 18 January 2018 at 16:00 on Faculty for Social Sciences (Lecture room 8). They will be held by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chikako Shigemori Bučar and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nataša Visočnik, Department of Asian Studies, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nataša Visočnik

The role of Korean women in religion

In the Korean patriarchal society, leadership was traditionally male dominated. According to Confucian ideology there must be sexual segregation in the household, which was also extended even to ritual performances for the gods. Men satisfied their religious needs through Confucianism, but they completely excluded women from it. However, we can find other religions where women could find their place. Thus this presentation explores the traditional roles women have in shamanism since the Joseon dynasty and in Korean Buddhism since the 4th Century. The Protestantism is also taken into account, where in demand for gender equality, the church structure is changing in last years.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chikako Shigemori Bučar

Do Cyong-Ho: The first Korean to obtain a PhD at the University of Vienna

In a joint research on the history of Japanese language teaching, friendship between three doctoral students in Vienna in 1930s, a Korean, a Japanese and an Austrian, attracted our special attention. They all became doctors of ethnology and further collaborated in establishing the Japan Institute in Vienna, today's East Asian Studies (Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften) at the University of Vienna. This presentation will focus on the Korean student as a researcher, research informant and lecturer in Europe in 1930s.


The language of lectures will be English.


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