Pak Kyong-ni, My Mother

Kim Young Joo, Chairperson, Toji Cultural Foundation

RSVP required by 5PM on April 5Kim Young Joo will discuss the literary works of Pak Kyong-ni (1926-2008), a prominent South Korean novelist and her mother, who was best known for her 21-volume novel, Toji (The Land), set in the turn of the 20th century. It took 25 years (1969-1994) for Pak to complete the epic novel. Kim Young Joo is currently the chairperson of the Toji Cultural Foundation which was established by Pak Kyong Ni for the purpose of fostering creative thinking and lifestyles. The Foundation aims to facilitate a forum for international writers, artists and scholars to discuss contempoarary issues such as environment and future concerns. Kim's publications on Korean art includes Korean Art History (1997). She received a BA and an MA in sociology from Yonsei University, and was a lecturer at Yonsei and Sogang Universities. Kim Young Joo is married to Kim Jiha, a South Korean poet. (

Friday, April 12, 2013 | 3:00 pm — 4:15 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor