Colloquium - Two Homes

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Korea University, Asiatic Research Institute, Rm #310
Tour Leader: 
Kim Deog-Young

Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch in cooperation with École française d'Extrême-Orient

Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies

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Two Homes


Speaker:         Kim Deog-Young

Date:               Thursday, February 27 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Venue:            Grand Conference Room (Room #310), Asiatic Research
                        Institute, Korea University (see detailed directions, below)  

Everyone interested in Korean Studies is welcome, please share this information. No registration is needed.

From 1950 to 1953 one hundred thousand children were orphaned by the Korean War. With no resources to mend the wounds, the two sides, North and South, took different paths to find homes and families for the war orphans. While the children of South Korea were sent to Europe and the United States through 'International Adoption', the children of North Korea were distributed across Eastern Europe through a method called 'Commissioned Education'.
As a result, more than five thousand children from the North had to spend nearly a decade living in foreign lands across Eastern Europe. This story is a record of their lives, which has largely been kept hidden from the rest of the world.

A graduate of Sogang University, Kim Deog-Young is a TV documentary producer, a writer and filmmaker. He is above all the Director of the newly completed documentary 'Two Homes,' which is the result of many years of research and filming interviews across the countries of Eastern Europe. He is currently writing a book, 'Once upon a time in North Korea.'

We hope that many of you can come to this lecture.

Elisabeth Chabanol
Key-young Son
Brother Anthony

Take Exit 1 from Korea University subway station, turn right onto the footpath leading up onto the campus.
   Walk straight up the road past LG Posco Hall, the Business School and Main Library (all on the right hand side).
   The Asiatic Research Institute is the building next after the Library (Building 39 on the Campus Map)

Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies

The Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies is jointly organized by the Seoul Center of the ÉFEO and the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch (RASKB). Everyone interested in Korean Studies is welcome, please share this information. No registration is needed. 


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