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Lecture and Workshop on Korean Romanization
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Presentation Room, Charles E. Young Research Library (11348 YRL), UCLA Library
As part of celebrating UCLA East Asian Library’s 70th anniversary program, the EAL is pleased to present a lecture and workshop on Korean Romanization. The presenter is Mr. Hyoungbae Lee, Korean Studies Librarian at Princeton University.
Since its publication in 1939, McCune-Reischauer (MR) romanization and its variations had been the standard method to transliterate Han'gŭl into Roman alphabets in the world as well as in both Koreas until 2000, when the official system was superseded by the Revised Romanization of Korean in South Korea. The MR system is still mostly used in academia of North America except in the field linguistics, and American Library Association-Library of Congress (ALA-LC) Romanization Table for Korean (Korean RT) based on MR is also the standard in the library world.
However, Korean RT is indisputably the most complicated rule book among 75 ALA-LC romanization tables available for different languages or language groups, and it takes most researchers much time and effort to master it. This Lecture & Workshop on Korean Romanization is designed to provide the audience with not only the understanding of issues and theoretical backgrounds of Korean romanization (lecture), but also the practical training of Korean RT for academic researches (workshop).
The lecture & workshop will be held in Korean since all participants are expected to have a working level of Korean language skills.