Performance and talk: P’ansori, Song of Everyday Chunhyang: A Rear View of a Perfect Korean Female


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

"P’ansori, Song of Everyday Chunhyang: A Rear View of a Perfect Korean Female"

Chan E. Park, Ph. D.
Professor of Korean Language, Literature, and Performance
Ohio State University

Appreciation of an art of storytelling is predicated in the understanding of the text. For p’ansori to stand as a living theatre of storytelling across time and place, the cultural and linguistic barrier must be overcome as much as possible. Singer/researcher Chan E. Park shares her bilingual p’ansori piece, Song of Everyday Chunhyang, adapted from the classical p’ansori, Song of Chunhyang: how is “everyday” Chunhyang different from Chunhyang, the paragon of Korean classic feminine virtue?

This performance is organized by the Korean Program in the Department of East Asian Studies, as a part of the Korean Studies Conference sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures.

The poster for the event can be found here.