The Ra Jong-Yil Lecture Series in Korean Studies was established by Dr Ra Jong-Yil, former ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Kingdom and to Japan and former head of the Republic of Korea's national intelligence service, on the basis of generous donations from Dr Ra himself and from some of his friends and colleagues.
The inaugural lecture was given by Dr Ra himself on 31st October, 2008 at Robinson College and the lectures have thenceforward been given annually.
2011 - Friday, 28th October
Prof. Vladimir Tikhonov, University of Oslo, Norway
'Transcending the Boundaries, Embracing the Others:
International Contexts of Korea's Modern and Contemporary Nationalisms'
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