Asia Society Korea 2019 Monthly LuncheonVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Art & Culture During the Reign of King Sejong
About the Guest Speaker
Emerita of Art History at the Academy of Korean Studies, previously served as Dean of the Graduate School at the Academy, professor, and director of the University Museum at Duksung Women’s University in Seoul. She has been a member of the National History Council of Korea and has served as the president of Korean Art History Association. In April, 2014, she served as the special lecturer at the Tang Center for East Asian Art History at Princeton University. Since the early 1990s, she has been conducting in-depth research into the court documents of the Joseon dynasty collectively known as uigwe (book of state rites). In September of 2011, she was awarded the medal of the "Order of Civil Merit" from the government for her advisory work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the negotiation for the return of the uigwe documents from France as well as for her research and publications on them.
Professor Yi was educated at Seoul National University (B.A.), UC Berkeley (M.A.), and Princeton University (Ph. D.). Her recent publications on Korean painting include Searching for Modernity: Western Influence and True-View Landscape in Korean Painting of the Late Chosŏn Period (2014), the award winning Joseon Dynasty books of Royal Wedding in Art Historical Perspective (Korean, 2008), and Korean Landscape Painting: Continuity and Innovation Through the Ages (2006).