photo credit: JungHee Kim
In October 2013, Professor Chan E. Park visited UVa as part of the East Asia Center’s 2013-2014 Lecture Series. Park earned her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii (1995), and is currently Professor of Korean Language, Literature, and Performance at Ohio State University. Her specializations include research and performance of Korean lyrical and narrative tradition including the story-singing tradition of p’ansori.
Park is the innovator of “bilingual p'ansori,” and has presented at numerous locations around the world. She has singly or collaboratively produced nine world premieres including: Centennial P'ansori: In 1903, Pak Hungbo Went to Hawai’i (2003); When Tiger Smoked His Pipe (2003); Shim Ch’ong: A Korean Folktale (2003); Alaskan P'ansori: Klanott and the Land Otter People (2005); Pak Hûngbo Went to Almaty (2007); Fox Hunts and Freedom Fighter:s Korean and Western Women in Seoul 1894-1920 (2009); Fox Hunt and the Death of a Queen (2012); Hare Returns from the Underwater Palace (2013).