Visiting Art Historian to Lecture on the Korean Arts

Posted: September 19, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sung-mi Yi, emeritus professor of art history at the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul, Korea, will give a presentation at the Fairfax Campus on the Korean arts on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Korean Studies Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the lecture will be given in Student Union Building I, Rooms A, B and C.

Yi’s recent publications on Korean painting include “Fragrance of Ink: Korean Literati Paintings of the Chosun Dynasty (co-authored, Korean and English, 1996); “Western Influence on Korean Painting of the Chosun Dynasty” (Korean, 2000); and “Fragrance, Elegance and Virtue: Korean Women in Traditional Arts and Humanities” (2002).

Her husband, Sung-Joo Han, visited Mason when he was the Korean ambassador to the United States (2003-05).

Yi received a BA from Seoul National University, an MA from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in art history from Princeton University.

Yi’s presentation will include a PowerPoint and a question-and-answer session.

Korean painting
Landscape Painting of the Chosun Dynasty

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