[KS] Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch: Lectures
ansonjae at sogang.ac.kr
Thu Sep 2 06:09:39 EDT 2010
Details of the 2 other RASKB lectures for September are now available.
Sogang University, Seoul
Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Johann Bolljahn: A multicultural career of a Pomeranian teacher between Europe and East Asia
By Dr. Sylvia Braesel
In 1898, the Korean Government established a language school for teaching German as a step to opening Korea to the German-speaking area of Europe. Bolljahn was hired as the headmaster of the school and served until 1910.
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010
The Armageddon North of Seoul: The Battle of the Imjin River
by Andrew Salmon, the author of 'To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea, 1951.' (Aurum Press London, 2009)
On the night of 22nd April, 1951, the greatest communist offensive of the Korean War was unleashed. At its epicenter stood the Anglo-Belgian 29th Infantry Brigade. For three nights, the brigade held against 7-1 odds, before the order came down: Break out! Three battalions fought their way through a four-mile ambush, but for one battalion, cut off on a burning hilltop three miles inside enemy territory, it was too late. The 'Glorious Glosters' regrouped, back-to-back for a last stand that remains one of the Korean War's most tragic stories.
Lectures are held on the 2nd floor Residents’ Lounge of the Somerset Palace, Anguk-dong Rotary, Seoul.
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