Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Korean History: Fresh Perspectives DVD set

The East Asian Library has received a generous gift from the Korea Foundation, of the 20-volume DVD set, “KBS Korean History: Fresh Perspectives (Yŏksa sŭp‛esyŏl)”.

Through the joint-reproduction by the Korea Foundation and KBS Media, Korean History: Fresh Perspectives, originally produced and broadcast by KBS from 1998 to 2003 provides English and Korean subtitles. This DVD set will help in the teaching and learning of Korean studies-related topics, in particular Korea history.

According to the Korea Foundation, a project committee was created comprised of three Korean history professors (Professor Michael Shin of Cambridge University, Professor Eugene Park of the University of California at Irvine, and Professor Andre Schmid of the University of Toronto), to select 20 episodes from among the original episodes, for which English subtitles would be provided.

The East Asian Library also holds copies of the DVD set “KBS Yŏksa sŭp‛esyŏl (History Special)” (100 volumes).

These DVDs may be requested at the East Asian Library circulation desk and viewed in the Library.

Call number: PN1997.2 .Y658667 2009 v.1-20 (+ 1 folded episode guide)
Location: Protected Shelves at the East Asian Library

For more information, please contact the Korea Studies librarian, Hana Kim by telephone at 416-978-1570, or via email at

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