June 12th, 2013

Robert C. Staley Visiting Professorship in East Asian Studies Lecture

The Center for Asian Research and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are grateful for the support of Robert C. Staley, B.A. Asian Studies, Monmouth College, who has made this lecture possible.

Particle or Wave? Korean Poetry in Global Circulations

Professor David. R McCann
Korean Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, Harvard University

Wednesday, March 20th
4 pm
University Club
Tempe Campus
Free and open to the public
Reception following

David R. McCann is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and former director of the Korea Institute at Harvard University. He has received several prizes, grants, and fellowships, including the Order of Cultural Merit (2006), one of the highest decorations by the Korean government, and the Manhae Prize in Arts and Sciences (2004).

His books include Azaleas, Poems by Kim Sowôl (Columbia University Press, 2007), Enough to Say It’s Far, Selected Poems of Pak Chaesam, co-translated with Jiwon Shin (Princeton University Press, Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation, 2006), Traveler Maps: Poems by Ko Un (Tamal Vista Press, 2004), The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry (2004), Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions (2001), and several co-edited volumes, including War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War (2001) and The Classical Moment: Views from Seven Literatures (1999).

He has also published five books of his own poems, including Urban Temple, a collection of his sijo, a Korean verse form, from Bo-Leaf Press in 2010 with a dual-language, Korean and English edition from Changbi Publishers in 2012.

A Special Thanks
The School of International Letters & Cultures is grateful to Robert C. Staley, B.A. Asian Studies, Monmouth College, for his generous support of this lecture and visiting professorship at Arizona State University.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Reception to follow the lecture. Visitor parking is available in the University Club and the Fulton Center parking lots.

Past Robert C. Staley Distinguished Visiting Professors in East Asian Studies

  • 2012 Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin, Negotiating the Nimble Leninist State: Vietnam and China’s
  • Fragile Nongovernmental Organizations and the Governments They Face
  • 2011 Mary Elizabeth Berry, University of California, Berkeley, The Virtue of Wealth and the Ethics of Consumption in the Age of the Tokugawa Shogun
  • 2009 John Duncan, UCLA, History Wars in East Asia, The Politics of the Past
  • 2008 Peter Perdue, Harvard University, China and Other Colonial Empires
  • 2007 Richard Baum, UCLA, China: The Limits of Authoritarian Resilience
  • 2005 Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago, North Korea in the “Axis of Evil”
  • 2004 John Dower, MIT, Facing ‘East,’ Facing ‘West’: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan

The visit and lecture is sponsored by ASU’s Center for Asian Research with assistance from the ASU Korean Studies Program.