Expectation of a New Civilization
Korean Poet, Kim Chiha
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
314 Royce Hall
You are invited to come out and hear Korean poet, Kim Chiha.
Poet, essayist, and champion of democracy movement, Kim Chiha has been a celebrated figure of the poet-activist in South Korea for several decades. His opposition to military dictatorship led to lengthy imprisonment in the 1970s, and his early works including "Five Outlaws" (1970) and Yellow Earth (1970) provided some of the most well-known anthems of the protest movement. Since the mid-1980s, he has been a visionary voice behind the "Life Movement" in Korea and an advocate of an aesthetics of life. His most recent publications include a volume of poems, Wandering and Hiding (2004), and a collection of lectures on aesthetics and culture titled Searching for an Aesthetics of White Shadows (2005).
Kim Chiha is a recipient of Lotus special award of the Asian and African writers' council (75); great poet award from Poetry International (81); Bruno Chriski human rights award, Austria (81); Yi Sang literature award (93); Manhae literature award (02). He holds an honorary doctorate in literature from Sogang University (93) and Jeju University (06). His collected works in 2 vols. Published in 93.
The lecture will be given in Korean, and will be interpreted into English. This event is free, and part of the ongoing Korea Colloquia Series