Korean History: World's Firsts and World's Bests


Location: DeBartolo 217​

Mark Peterson, professor of Korean studies at Brigham Young University, presents “Korean History: World’s Firsts and World’s Bests” on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 4:30–6 p.m. in DeBartolo 217.​

Korea is often eclipsed by its more powerful neighbors, China and Japan. But historically, Korea has made, and continues to make world-class, first-class contributions to world civilization. In this presentation, we will look at some of the things Korea does best, and some of the things it has done first, in the world.

This event is hosted by the Korean Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and co-sponsored by the Liu Institute of Asia and Asian Studies, the College of Arts and Letters Office for Undergraduate Studies, and the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures.