Some month ago I had presented a paper on “Recent Experiments in Changgeuk” at the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch Colloquium. I expanded a bit on the topic and wrote an article for the Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch. Since 1900, when the RASKB was founded, the Transactions have been published as an (almost) annual journal that covers many different aspects of Korean culture and history. It is probably the oldest English-language periodical still in print. Among others, the McCune-Reischauer-system for the romanization of the Korean language was published here in 1939 (Vol. XXIX, pp. 1–55).
So I felt quite proud when I found the package with five complimentary copies on my doorsteps.
This is the table of contents of the current volume 88:
- Alex Švamberk, Czechoslovakia in the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission
- In Memoriam: Alan Heyman (1931 – 2014)
- Wayne Patterson, Christianity, American Missionaries, and Korean Immigration to the United States, 1903-1915
- Bill Streifer, 1945: Korea Faces a Post-Colonial Industrial Future
- Jan Creutzenberg, From Traditional Opera to Modern Music Theatre? Recent Experiments in Ch’anggŭk
- Jill Matthews, Symbolism and Literary Reference in Traditional Korean Gardens
- Hank Morris, Korea in the Asian Crisis of 1997 – 1998: the IMF Crisis in Korea
- Gigi Santow, Jean Perry: Twenty Years a Korea Missionary
- Brother Anthony, An English Chemist Visits Korea in 1899
- Robert Neff (ed.), Robert Thomas’s First Trip To Korea
- Recently Published Books about Korean Studies
- Annual Reports
Issues of the Transactions are available from the RASKB. The individual articles might also be available online in the near future. Additional material on my paper, which might be interesting for readers who’d like to dig a bit deeper into changgeuk, can be found in this blogpost.
– 30 June 2014 (月)
- Jan Creutzenberg, “From Traditional Opera to Modern Music Theatre? Recent Experiments in Ch’anggŭk”, Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch 88 (2013), pp. 87–102.