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The Office of International Programs and the Korea Center will host Hyangsoon Yi for a lecture titled "The Korean Wave and Changing Confucian Culture" April 14 at 4 p.m. in 2225 Student Center.

Yi is a professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include Buddhist aesthetics in literature and film, history of Korean Buddhist nuns and women and spirituality. Her book, “Buddhist Nuns and Korean Literature,” was selected as Outstanding Scholarly Book of the Year in 2009 by the National Academy of Sciences, Korea. She co-authored “Welcome to Korean!” and served as the guest editor of “Journal of Global Initiatives: Voices of Korean Identity in Global Context.” Her edited volume “Buddhist Nuns in East Asia” is scheduled to be published in 2016. Yi has published extensively on foreign language education, Korean and Japanese films, modern Korean fiction and folktales on Joseon Buddhist nuns. She is currently working on a book manuscript on Korean Buddhist film. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the Auburn-Keimyung Korea Center, visit the website.