The next session of the Alternative Korean Learning Experience hosted by the University of the Philippines Center for International Studies will be part of a Joint Symposium with the Korea Maritime National University. With the theme, “Prospecting the network of the Port City through Culture and History”, this will be on Jan. 16 from 1 to 5 pm at the Bulwagang Claro M. Recto, Faculty Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman.
What will make this different from the usual AKLE sessions is that there will be papers presented by two Korean professors and two Filipino professors. These will include papers on ” Port of Manila through Time: Settlement, Markets, and Networks”; ” Historical Background and Formation of Busan as a Port City”, “Building a Network for Tourism and Culture of Port Cities”, and ” Balangay and the Sea: Indigenous Boat and the Filipino Maritime Consciousness”. With all these, the session will give attendees deeper knowledge about the port cities of Manila and Busan and the various challenges in building a network of tourism and culture for these port cities.
If you are free on this day, do join this as it is a great and rare opportunity to learn from Korean scholars in the academe. It would also be quite exciting to see how the learnings from the Korean studies and the Philippine studies intersect.
Thanks to Korea Beyond KPOP for the photo.