On January 22nd, lectures to commemorate the foundation of the CAU·HUFS HK+ “Contact Humanities Research Organization” were held in Building 103, Room 106. The “Contact Humanities Research Organization” is a project selected by HK+ the National Research Foundation of Korea. The research organization will receive financial aid, about 9940 million won over seven years to study “contact humanities for reconciliation and coexistence” within the contact zone of Eurasia. Contact humanities stems from a historical perspective of how East Asia, including South Korea, China, and Japan, has had a long shared cultural heritage, but due to varying perceptions of history and exclusiveness, it is difficult to escape from the feud and conflict. Europe, on the other hand, is on the road to reconciliation, gradually easing the deep-rooted animosity between the nations through constant efforts. The team not only has the desire to build a world-class theoretical and academic system by comparing European and Asian experiences, but also to develop a model for the practice of reconciliation and coexistence.
There were two lectures at the event. The first one was about “The Cultural City Seoul, Contact Zone’ by Joo Chul-hwan, who is a representative of the Seoul Cultural Foundation. He said that we have to proceed from insider culture to donor culture. The second lecture was given by Professor Lee Byung-hoon from Ajou University and he talked about “The Contact of Literature”. It was a very meaningful commemoration event to make a beginning of the CAU·HUFS HK+ “Contact Humanities Research Organization”.< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >