Monday, November 15, 2010

Two New Brochures on Korean Studies materials

Dear Korean Studies materials users,

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is pleased to announce that two new information brochures on Korean Studies related materials are now available for our users.

Access to the brochures

From the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library homepage:
Path: East Asian Library Website -> Resources menu -> Korea Studies Resources -> Guides & Finding Aids

o Brochure 1 title: How to Access the North Korean Film Collection
The University of Toronto has one of the most substantial collections of North Korean film materials in North America. The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library offers a collection comprised of 107 film titles: 61 feature films and 46 non-fiction films.

o Brochure 2 title: The International Human Rights Campaign for South Korea Collection
In 1994, Reverend Fred Bayliss of the United Church entrusted the University of Toronto with the care of thousands of primary documents relating to human rights campaigns in the Republic of Korea. He was involved in the Monday Night Group which was composed of missionaries who provided information about human rights abuses to foreign correspondents.

Hard copies of these brochures will be soon available in the East Asian Library on the brochure table beside the Reference Desk.

If you have any questions regarding the brochures, please contact Hana Kim, Korea Studies Librarian at

Thursday, November 11, 2010

EAL Film Lecture Series: Richard Fung on December 1, 2010

2:30-5:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Richard Fung on Two of His Films

Speaker: Richard Fung
Chair: Dr. Helen Xiaoyan Wu
Place: Current Periodical Area, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
Room 8049, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto

Richard Fung is a Trinidad-born, Toronto-based video artist and writer. His single channel and installation works have been widely presented internationally and his essays have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. He is the co-author, with Monika Kin Gagnon, of a book of interviews, 13: Conversations on Art and Cultural Race Politics, published in English and French by Artexte. Richard teaches in the Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art & Design. The films he will screen in the lecture are Rex vs. Singh (2008) and Sea in the Blood (2000).  

Rex vs. Singh (2008, 30 minutes)
A collaboration with John Greyson and Ali Kazimi, Rex vs. Singh re-examines a 1915 sodomy case involving two Sikh men entrapped by Vancouver police. Techniques from documentary, narrative and experimental cinema are brought together to mine the intersection of racism and homophobia a year after the notorious Komogata Maru incident.

Sea in the Blood (2000, 24 minutes)
Sea in the Blood is an autobiographical video about love and loss, intertwining two relationships (sister and lover) and two diseases of the blood (thallasemia and HIV/AIDS