TAI Talk: “The Gyeongbok and Changdeok Palaces and their Philosophy”

 “The Elegant Wisdom of the Joseon Tradition:

Reflections on the Gyeongbok and Changdeok Palaces and the Philosophy they Embody”


Saturday, August 8, 2015

7:00-9:00 P.M.

@ W Stage Anguk

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The Changdeok Palace and Gyeongbok Palace reflect two sides of the elegance and refinement that embody the Joseon Dynasty tradition of continuity and humility. Both palaces, after many setbacks during the colonial occupation and the drive for modernization, have obtained a new significance in a mature Korea. In this seminar we look at the significance of these two palaces for Korea’s culture and governance and the hints that the Joseon tradition offers for our future.


Emanuel Pastreich

“The origins of Seoul’s North-South cultural structure”


Emanuel Pastreich serves as associate professor at Kyung Hee University and the director of The Asia Institute in Seoul. He works the connection between East Asian traditional culture and current issues in politics and international relations.


Mr. Kanghun Ahn

“The Beauty and Wisdom of the Joseon Royal Palaces:

A consideration of the Gyeongbok(慶福) and Changdeok(昌德) Palaces”


Senior member of Asia Institute Internships Program

Senior at Korea National University of Arts


Mr. Jin Yong Lee

“Propriety and Institutional Reform: Modern perspectives on Ye (禮)”


Senior Member of Asia Institute Internships Program

Rhode Island School of Design BFA 2014

‘Korean Renaissance Project 2050: Design for Cultural Innovation’

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When :  2015 August 8, 7:00 -9:00 P.M.

Where:  W Stage, WCO 4 F

175-3 Ankuk-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul

(Ankuk Subway Station Exit 1)