TORONTO, May 10, 2022 – News about North Korea often focuses on the country’s politics and military, as do programs and courses offered at the post-secondary level, but there is much to learn about its art, music and culture, says York University public policy Professor Thomas Klassen. He has created a two-week summer program to address this gap.
A new summer school program studying North Korean culture is in production and is set to be hosted at York. The summer program has been called the “first-of-its-kind” and allows students to study North Korean arts, literature, and propaganda. The program is set to start in May 2022 and will run for two weeks, coordinated by Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Professor Thomas Klassen.
앵커: 캐나다에 위치한 한 대학이 내년 여름 북한의 문화를 주제로 단기연수 프로그램을 진행한다고 밝혔습니다. 지정은 기자가 보도합니다.
캐나다 동부 토론토에 위치한 요크대학교(York University)는 2일, 내년 5월 북한 문화에 대한 ‘서머스쿨’(여름계절학기)을 개최한다고 밝혔습니다.
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) public policy and administration studies Professor Thomas Klassen is co-ordinating the inaugural North Korea Summer School: Inside North Korean Literature, Art and Film. “The school is an extraordinary event for graduate and senior undergraduate students to explore North Korean literature, film, fine art and propaganda,” says Klassen, adding that to the best of his knowledge, this is the first such educational program anywhere in the world.
토론토 요크대학교가 북한의 문학·미술·영화·선전 등 전반적 문화를 주내용으로한 서머스쿨을 연다. 내년 5월16일부터 2주에 걸쳐 진행되는 북한문화 서머스쿨은 토머스 클라센(사진: 위) 요크대 북한학 교수가 주관한다. 조지워싱턴대 임마누엘 김 교수와 북한 관련 다큐멘터리를 제작한 니콜라스 보너씨가 강사로 나서는 서머스쿨은 북한의 인기 현대작가 백남룡(사진: 아래)의 소설 '친구'를 읽고 검토한다.
Press Coverage: York students win prizes for multi-media collaborative projects with South Korean universityJanuary 28, 2021
Students from York University and Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea were given the opportunity to collaborate on multimedia projects focused on various social policies, including topics such as child and elder care, education, and student financial services. This opportunity was carried out to students by leaders Dr. Thomas Klassen, professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at York, and Sophia Lee, associate professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Welfare at Chung-Ang.