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INVITATION TO THE ASIAN CULTURE SHARING FORUM: Building Cultural Bridges Across Asia

 

You are cordially invited to the Asian Culture Forum, sponsored by the HansaeYes24 Foundation with support by the Asia Foundation. The Forum will be held Friday, April 14, 2017, at Ewha Womans University’s LG Convention Hall in Seoul, Korea.

The Asian Culture Forum is organized in the belief that mutual understanding of the unique cultures of Asia will enrich the human spirit and encourage economic, social, political, and security development and cooperation among Asian countries. The forum will cover the whole gamut of culture, but will place emphasis on literature, visual art, and performance art.

The main themes of the Forum are: (i) Is there the Asian culture? What are the characteristic features of the Asian Culture? (ii) Besides the Asian culture, does each country in Asia still have a unique culture? What are the characteristic features of the unique culture in your country? (iii) How can you effectively introduce and exchange your unique culture with neighboring countries in Asia? (iv) Why cultural exchange will benefit development of all participating countries? These themes will be presented and discussed by specialized cultural category at the plenary sessions.

 

PROCEDURES OF THE FORUM:

The forum will comprise of four plenary sessions. The first session will cover the keynote speeches delivered by renowned scholars and experts in the emphasized cultural categories, followed by questions and answers (Q&A). The second and third sessions will feature speakers from different countries in Asia, presenting their ideas and thoughts on the thematic topics, engaging with audience in an open discussion. The last session will be a summary and concluding session in order to share all the findings.

One-time scholarship will be provided to all presenters, and special prizes will be awarded to superior presenters at the second and third sessions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:

Any interested persons are welcome to attend and participate in discussing the presented views and opinions as an audience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR PRESENTATION:

Current and past Asia Foundation Development Fellows are highly encouraged to apply to present their views and opinions on the Forum topics during the second and third sessions. All applicants for the Asia Foundation Development Fellowship will also be considered favorably.

In addition, Korean college and graduate school students, young leaders, and practicing young professionals are encouraged to apply.

The work to be presented can be the product of individuals or a group. Although the work of all group members will be recognized, only one person can serve as presenter.

 

TASKS OF SELECTED PRESENTERS:

Presentation will be delivered in English, and therefore presenters will have to prepare their slides in English. However, simultaneous interpretation service will be available between English and Korean.

Free international flight and accommodations will be provided to all presenters.

To apply for the session presenters, please complete the application form and submit it along with a 10 minutes audiovisual material (e.g. PPT, video, slides, etc.) accompanied by English transcripts to forum@hansae.com by January 31, 2017. For any enquiries, please contact forum@hansae.com or 02-3779-0900.

 

 

We look forward to your active participation.